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Daniel Isn't Real (2019)

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Troubled college freshman Luke (Robbins) suffers a violent family trauma and resurrects his childhood imaginary friend Daniel (Schwarzenegger) to help him cope. Charismatic and full of manic energy, Daniel helps Luke to achieve his dreams, before pushing him to the very edge of sanity and into a desperate struggle for control of his mind -- and his soul.

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All Critics (22) | Top Critics (2)

[A] slick and thrilling take on the intersection of mental illness and creative inspiration that also doubles as a commentary on toxic masculinity.

August 2, 2019 | Rating: B | Full Review…
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Spectrevision's stylishly crafted psychological horror thriller has enough twists and finesse to attract favorable attention beyond genre bounds, signaling upbeat prospects for exposure in various formats.

March 15, 2019 | Full Review…

Its performatively extreme imagery thinly masks a rather banal view of male subjectivity and inner conflict.

November 29, 2019 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

I'd like to reiterate my enjoyment of the beginning and middle parts. The tone, look and disturbing special effects had me enthralled. I would mildly recommend Daniel Isn't Real if only to see how others might view it differently.

November 21, 2019 | Full Review…

A highly imaginative and stylish delve into madness and seduction, that takes known horror tropes and twists them into a unique and engrossing character driven movie.

October 26, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Robbins turns in a simply stellar performance as a timid young man becoming completely unhinged. Schwarzenegger perfectly plays off of him as the maniacal voice in his head...

October 21, 2019 | Rating: 9/10 | Full Review…

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