My Soul to Take
When the Riverton Ripper vanished, 7 children were born. Now they're turning 16, and turning up dead. Wes Craven (Scream) keeps your heart racing in this terrifying suspense-thriller.
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Lots of bloody slashing in Wes Craven's violent chiller.
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Rotten: Wes Craven's first new movie in five years is a brainless, joyless, and yes, you might even say, soulless teen slasher.
- Adam Markovitz, Entertainment Weekly, Friday, October 8, 2010
Rotten: This dumb, derivative teen slasher movie would be uninspiring coming from any writer-director, let alone one with several genre classics under his belt.
- Dennis Harvey, Variety, Friday, October 8, 2010
Rotten: What sinks it is Craven's simplistic, ham-fisted writing and inert direction.
- Eric D. Snider, Film.com, Monday, October 11, 2010
Wes, what the Hell happened? Utter crap like this is usually only made by true hacks and naive amateurs, not a veteran like you. Pretty much everything here is lame: poor acting, lazy writing, uninspired story, and careless direction. On top of that, it's all dull, lifeless, and not very fun or entertaining. I'm actually being a little generous here. I did like that there was a decent amount of bloodshed. That helped, as did the casting of two performers I kind of like. (Epps and Grey) Aside from that, this is just a giant fail all over. Here's to hoping redemption comes (in a massive way) with Scream 4.
- cosmo313, Thursday, March 10, 2011
Cast: Max Thieriot, Denzel Whitaker, Raul Esparza, Shareeka Epps, Emily Meade, Frank Grillo, Zena Grey, Nick Lashaway, Jessica Hecht Director: Wes Craven Summary: Some 15 years after the presumed death of a vicious serial killer, children whose birthdays match his supposed "death day" start to disappear. But whether the killer -- or his tortured soul -- is responsible remains to be seen. One boy (Max Thieriot) knows for sure, but his own connection to the horrific crimes is far too terrible to imagine. My Thoughts: "An OK little teen slasher. I am sure a younger audience will enjoy this much more then an older audience. No suspense and not at all scary, but definitely bloody enough. The story isn't bad, but there are seven characters that are kinda boring and really don't get much development which makes you care even less about them being killed off. The cast is full of young fresh face's. I think I've only seen one (bug) in a movie before (I think it was 'Jumper'). Not bad acting, but nothing that will be remembered, sadly much like this movie. I LOVE Wes Craven, he is a favorite of mine, but he has done much, much, much better work. Not really bad, but the furthest from great."
- LWOODS04, Friday, April 1, 2011