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Synopsis

A "spiritual sequel" to the horror film Candyman (1992) that returns to the now-gentrified Chicago neighborhood where the legend began.

Cast

  • Yahya Abdul-Mateen
  • Teyonah Parris
  • Nathan Stewart-Jarrett
  • Colman Domingo
  • Kyle Kaminsky
  • Vanessa Williams
  • Tony Todd
  • Brian King
  • Miriam Moss
  • Rebecca Spence

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Verified Review
#whiteguilt

Another white guilt movie, don’t waste your money unless you like that kind of thing

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Chris C
Verified Review

slow movie with no point, gives a hit toward racism and being a black person in America as do prior Peele films. This film had potential to be great, feeling let down.

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Asad M

Metacritic

60
Aug 26, 2021

The first hour of Candyman does a bang-up job of mixing such audience-teasing popcorn thrills with trenchant, if sometimes too flatly stated, social critique. But by the last half-hour, there are so many themes, plotlines, and flashbacks in play that the movie’s message becomes muddled, and the forward momentum slows.

Metacritic review by Dana Stevens
Dana Stevens
Slate
80
Aug 25, 2021

Director Nia DaCosta, working from a script she wrote with Jordan Peele and Win Rosenfeld, uses Bernard Rose’s 1992 film as a jumping-off point for bone-chilling horror that expands provocatively on the urban legend of the first film within the context of Black folklore and history, as well as the distorting white narrative that turns Black victims into monsters.

Metacritic review by David Rooney
David Rooney
The Hollywood Reporter
80
Aug 25, 2021

Director Nia DaCosta’s follow-up is both bitingly satiric and elegantly suspenseful, illustrating how race and class still bedevil modern life. Produced and cowritten by Jordan Peele, and featuring an arresting performance from Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Candyman has an unmistakable anger embedded within its scares, persuasively depicting how Black Americans feel traumatised by a country that treats them like monsters.

Tim Grierson
Screen Daily