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The Golem (2019)




Critic Consensus: A chillingly effective horror story rooted in rich folklore, The Golem blends centuries-old stories with timely themes to powerful effect.

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During an outbreak of a deadly plague, a mystical woman must save her tight-knit Jewish community from foreign invaders, but the entity she conjures to protect them is a far greater evil.

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All Critics (28) | Top Critics (2)

The English-language Israeli production may not wow stateside genre fans, but its approach to the source material is emotionally and intellectually sincere, enacted seriously, if not always engrossingly, by cast and crew.

February 1, 2019 | Full Review…

A well-crafted and idiosyncratic supernatural thriller, the film plays like a mix of "Frankenstein," "The Witch," and some of the Coen brothers' more explicitly Jewish movies.

January 31, 2019 | Full Review…

The Golem is a gorgeous movie that pays respect to it's roots while also updating the legend, quite terrifyingly, to be relevant with the times. It's a feminist historical set piece that is sure to fcatch your eye, a home run of a debut film.

June 24, 2020 | Full Review…

Unfortunately, the first part lingers on too long and ends up testing the viewer's patience and care for the characters before the creature shows up and things take a turn for the more interesting.

April 10, 2020 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

Despite having violence almost forced into its narrative, The Golem is a reflection on maternity. [Full Review in Spanish]

December 3, 2019 | Rating: 5/10 | Full Review…

Too intellectual for horror film lovers and too extreme for those looking for art cinema, The Golem ends up being - in several senses - halfway. [Full review in Spanish]

December 2, 2019 | Full Review…

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