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Marrowbone (2018)

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Critic Consensus: Marrowbone's effective setting and strong cast can't make up for thinly conceived characters and a story short on genuine scares.

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Four siblings seek refuge in an old home after the death of their mother, only to discover that the house has another, more sinister, inhabitant, in this haunting directorial debut from Sergio G. Sánchez, screenwriter of The Orphanage and The Impossible.

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Kyle Soller
as Tom Porter
Thomas Fisher
as Simon Fairbairn
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Critic Reviews for Marrowbone

All Critics (70) | Top Critics (9)

Sergio G. Sánchez struggles to locate the frights, with underwritten characters draining his shocks of their emotional payoff.

July 18, 2018 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

A retro chiller with positively no new or interesting moves.

July 13, 2018 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

This distinctively terrible film is a hideous hotchpotch of shouty overacting and muddled storytelling, unable to make up its mind if it's a family drama, a supernatural chiller or a psychological mystery.

July 13, 2018 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

The direction by Sergio G Sánchez is uneven, the narrative consistently illogical...and the final "twist" visible from early in the first act. Disappointing.

July 12, 2018 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Consider the Marrowbone glass to be either half-empty of potent horror, or half-full of everything else it's got going for it - a decent glug, stylistically speaking, but not quite enough.

July 12, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Story-wise, Marrowbone may not add up but this is a lyrical and chilly affair in similar vein to other recent Spanish-made horror pictures in which atmosphere is always foregrounded at the expense of plot.

July 11, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Marrowbone

½

"Down on your marrowbones and pray!" A pretty good collection of up-and-comers with a solid enough premise told relatively efficiently, featuring a mix of hardline-by-the-numbers horror and only-mostly-cliche horror, but it lacks that next step to take it over the line into being "Actually good".

Gimly M.
Gimly M.

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