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Daniel Isn't Real Reviews

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January 20, 2020
Robbins and Schwarzenegger are both excellent, feeding and bouncing off of each other like an actual real-life toxic friendship.
January 6, 2020
Whether this is your cup of tea or not, one must admire DeLeeuw for the mystic-induced creativity and Mortimer for the capably execution.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
December 24, 2019
Daniel Isn't Real is a really fun possession movie. But I'm not so sure that it mobilizes its demon-ization for anything more than that.
December 20, 2019
What connects us to the movie is curiosity rather than suspense...At its most likable, this film is very Jung at heart.
December 16, 2019
2019 hasn't been an especially strong year for horror, but with Daniel Isn't Real, at least it's ended on a high note.
December 16, 2019
By trading a splatterfest premise for a metaphysical head trip, and by trading skin-slashing for head-scratching, the director has opened up his world to so many more ideas.
Full Review | Original Score: B
December 16, 2019
Daniel Isn't Real will be hovering just beyond the corner of your eye, looking amusedly over your shoulder, and breathing menacingly on your neck, for a long time to come.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
December 13, 2019
Daniel Isn't Real is happy to give us metaphors, but it also goes for the throat in a very dynamic manner.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
December 10, 2019
This is a kindhearted but emotionally rigorous journey to the precipice of madness that isn't afraid to go Screaming Mad George when the time comes to spread the splatter.
December 8, 2019
Director Adam Egypt Mortimer's Daniel Isn't Real (based on the novel by Brian DeLeeuw) is an exceptional psychological horror/fantasy which is rich in character and strong on visual imagery.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
December 6, 2019
Mortimer plunges us down the rabbit hole of serious mental health struggles, depicting what happens when a damaged identity becomes divided against itself.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
December 6, 2019
Even if it never really does a memorable deep-dive into psychological or emotional territory, this effective horror movie starts with a good idea and stays true to it throughout its running time.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
December 6, 2019
Reminiscent of both "Faust" and "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" but with a B-Movie esthetic. The Terminator's son is excellent as Hyde.
December 6, 2019
Act 3 takes a weird and welcome Clive Barker turn, which is when elements stop being so stylishly predictable and become sloppily fascinating.
Full Review | Original Score: 3
December 5, 2019
[Director] Adam Egypt Mortimer crafts Luke's descent with flourishes of Lynchian madness and an almost psychosexual level of paranoia.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
December 5, 2019
Pitched somewhere between "Fight Club" and a Clive Barker creature feature, "Daniel Isn't Real" is a wild ride worth taking to be in the company of its promising young stars.
December 5, 2019
Daniel Isn't Real is a triumph of filmmaking. It claws its way into the minds and souls of audience members and never lets go.
Full Review | Original Score: 9.5/10
December 5, 2019
Playing out like a horror version of Drop Dead Fred, Daniel Isn't Real blends familiar tropes with some welcome, off-the-wall antics.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
December 5, 2019
What starts as a mediocre psychological thriller finishes as a surprisingly toothsome and creative horror film, complete with creature features and journeys into the abyss.
December 4, 2019
It's an unhinged endeavor at times, but a fascinating one, bravely avoiding cutesiness to remain in Hell, where Mortimer feels most comfortable.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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