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Daniel Isn't Real Reviews

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April 21, 2020
The actual physics of 'Daniel's' rules become less interesting the more they are explained, but for its bulk, the film is a nightmarish exploration of dark, ultra-masculine influences on the impressionable mind.
April 1, 2020
A sharp, frightening, excellently acted horror movie with big ideas. And for the most part it capitalizes on all of them.
April 1, 2020
Daniel Isn't Real is a sturdy genre effort worthy of a wider audience.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
March 29, 2020
Daniel Isn't Real disturbingly creates a landscape of mental illness that materialises the horror for those suffering, and the exhausting yet unseen battle that continues raging within the mind.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
March 27, 2020
Daniel Isn't Real is a shocking force to be reckoned with. The film is disturbing, fantastical, and all-around an hour and 40-minute ride that thrills beyond expectation.
Full Review | Original Score: 9.5
February 24, 2020
A truly original directorial vision brought to life with visual flair and narrative verve.
February 14, 2020
[its] destination often feels undecided, but backed by terrific performances from the entire cast and some nightmarish ideas, Mortimer delivers an initially understated psychological horror that morphs into something much more monstrous.
February 13, 2020
Adam Egypt Mortimer's second feature ... offers a novel convergence of mental health issues, toxic masculinity and occultish vibes.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
February 11, 2020
Miles Robbins flourishes in the role of Luke, switching from vulnerable loner to suave romancer with ease.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
February 11, 2020
Daniel Isn't Real is a psychological trip that you feel genre cinema has taken before but there are enough stylistic flurries and touches here to make it a memorable film and one that only benefits from repeated viewings.
February 10, 2020
The end goes a little off-piste, with much of the sweaty creepiness replaced by silly creature effects. There's enough before that, though, to elevate Adam Egypt Mortimer's film above the bog-standard psychological horror.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 8, 2020
Like Donnie Darko Raising Cain for a Fight Club up Jacob's Ladder, this mind frying, retina searing, penal gland pickling cult in the making should be sought out and seen on as big a screen as possible to be believed and best appreciated.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
February 7, 2020
Stylistically sophisticated and psychologically insightful, this is an exquisitely ambiguous and inventively disturbing mashup of body horror, demonic possession, and Lovecraftian science fiction.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
February 7, 2020
This schizophrenic buddy pic is the real deal.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
February 7, 2020
If this were the '90s, 'Daniel Isn't Real' would be one of those films you stumble upon in the video store and then tell all your friends about.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 5, 2020
Enjoyably ludicrous low-budget psychological-horror...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 28, 2020
There are a lot of ideas here and there's a lot of strong material, so one can forgive the borrowings and clichés to a degree.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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.
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