Atom User Reviews for The Prodigy

3.8 out of 5
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#creepy
#intense
#surprising
#terrifying
#justokay
#predictable
#greatcast
#notmyfave
#original
#heartpounding
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#datenight
#clever
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#cliché
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this movie was an edge of your seat creepy and also a few good jump scenes ....

WJ
Wendy J
#predictable
#notmyfave
#dry
#boring

Where’s the horror? Not what was expected, waste of money. 🤷🏾‍♀️

DJ
Dara J
#creepy
#notmyfave
#slow
#boring
#snoozefest

Don't spend your money

SG
Sam G
#creepy
#surprising
#original
#clever
#mustsee
#scary
#horrorfest
#evilkidsarethebesttypeofmovies
#great
#terrifying

Movie was better then I thought it would be! Definitely go see this movie!

VL
Victoria L

Not a satisfying ending

JA
Jawwad A

The only reason I’m giving it two stars is because that little boy carried this movie. Interesting concept, poor execution and zero gratification.

CS
Cheri S
#terrifying

I hope a second part comes out.

PF
Pamela F
#pleasantlysurprised

I seriously did not expect this movie to be as good as it was I loved it

EM
Eli M
#surprising
#original
#indiehit

Went into this movie with rather low expectations. Tbh we expected it to suck but it was actually so good, scary and completely cringe-worthy. Definitely a must see!

BB
Breann B
#terrifying
#intense
#predictable
#creepy

All in all, this was a good movie. It was definitely theater worthy in my opinion although it was highly predictable. To me it was anyway.

JD
Jason D
#terrifying
#intense
#surprising
#greatcast

I enjoyed this movie, it was very suspenseful.

BB
Blake B
#creepy
#predictable
#leavekidsathome

I liked it more than I thought I would. Typical jump scares. The kid actor did a great job of being creepy and really pulled it off. The "twist" at the end wasn't that surprising. It was a little heartbreaking, but again not that surprising. It was like The Omen and Orphan mixed together.

BM
Brittany M
#creepy
#intense

The plot is not scary but it will feel creepy

ZZ
zirun Z
#creepy
#greatcast
#surprising
#original
#leavekidsathome

Great movie! towards the beginning it was a little boring but middle and last parts were great. the creepiness/scare/ suspense was a C+, could've been a little better. but overall okay movie

SC
Samantha C
#dropkickthenextlittlekidisee
#creepy
#neverhavekids
LD
Leila D
#justokay

Didnt like how it ended but it was good

TS
Taja S
#terrifying
#intense
#predictable
#creepy
#leavekidsathome

Not the best ending

PG
Pamela G
#creepy

The ending was predictable

MM
Maria M
#justokay
#slow
#notmyfave

The movie plot was very slow. I was expecting it to be scary but it wasn’t. But one thing is, the cliff hanger left me wanting to see part two when it comes out in a few years.

CF
Cassan F
#intense
#surprising
#creepy

I loved it!!!

JJ
Jada J
#datenight
#intense
#scary
#creepy

Okay ! Let’s start by saying this movie is SCARY ! as a scary movie fan. Their haven’t been a lot of scary movie lately it’s like scary movie was lost. But this is actually scary and keeps you on the edge of your seat. I was jumping the whole movie almost slipped my slushy almost 😉 5 out of 5 !

LL
Leah L
#justokay
#heartpounding
#leavekidsathome
#1timewatch

It is cring worthly in the aspect of what the child goes through. But otherwise no charcter development, 2 -3 scary scenes and a lot of unanswered questions if you dont understand certain things.

SB
Syndel B
#creepy
#surprising
#original
#datenight
#clever
#indiehit

starts slow but picks up.

SH
shantiz H
#prettygood

It wasn't the best, but it wasn't the worst.

LA
Les A
#creepy
#great

Kept me up!!

NL
Natalia L
#creepy

It had two.scenes that made me jump. The ending sets up a sequel. I saw it using a free ticket on the Atom app so-no complaints.

LD
linda D
#intense
#justokay

Definitely Netflix worthy

BB
Buddy B
#creepynotscary

Good movie just not scary at all! The kid was creepy as heck....

RS
Regina S
#creepy
#intense
#killerkid

What if your kid’s body was taken over by a murderer? Well don’t worry because that can’t really happen. Or can it?!

DH
Daniel H
#clever
#actionpacked

I liked the fact it wasn't too predictable. It was a little creepy.

CH
Casandra H
#actionpacked
#greatvisualfx
#smart
#mustseebro

no dull moment

LT
Lily T
#predictable
#notmyfave
#cliché
#snoozefest
#boring
#stupid

Remarkably cliche. The moms last line, the super dramatic “nnno...nnnnnnoooo...” was some of the worst acting I’ve ever seen. I mean it literally tells you what’s going on, and why...but doesn’t explain the killer and his urges nearly enough. Just confusing, cheesy, and all around stupid.

SW
Sarah W
#creepy
#intense
#greatcast
#original

First half was a little slow but picked up in the second.

AH
Anthony H
#intense
#original
#creepy
#greatcast

Rated it a five because although most horror movies involve kids the plot was original and the guy sitting next to us made it quite funny other than that pretty good !!

NE
Nicole E
#creepy
#surprising
#mustsee
#heartpounding
#seeingitagain
#allthefeels
#greatcast
#datenight
#intense

This movie is actively horrific 💗💗💗

NC
Nyjheri C
#intense
#terrifying
#greatcast

It was amazing

MA
Marya A
#terrifying
#intense
#leavekidsathome
#creepy
#surprising
#heartpounding

On the edge of my seat

FT
Francisco T
#couldofbeenbetter
#justokay

could have been more intense

CF
caitlin F
#seeingitagain
#intense
#predictable
#creepy
#surprising
#clever
#smart

I liked that it wasn't the typical exorcist type possession. Great for thinkers. Little boy needs a spanking for sure.

ST
Sara T
#cliché
#justokay
#predictable
#boring

Very mediocre.

DT
Daniel T
#awasteoftime

this movie was a waste of time and money

TB
tyquasia B
#creepy
#slow
#semiboring

it was okay...could have been way better. should have been pg-13.

GH
Greg H
#boring

Sorryyyyyyy! Honestly you can wait til it come out on redbox.

DF
DaMarco F
#boring
#original
#notmyfave

horrible

DN
darryl N
#trash

Movie stunk

GM
Garrett M
#justokay
#boring

Be warned, It is not a scary movie. The actors made some very stupid decisions in the movie, that normal real life people just won't make. By the way, the ending sucked, looked like it's leaving room for a sequel.

BT
Beverly T
#justokay
#predictable
#notmyfave

The movie wasnt that good. Alot of awkward acting moments and decisions

LH
Lina H
#creepy
#clever
#original
#seeingitagain
#mustsee
#greatvisualfx
#great
#terrifying
#greatcast
#smart

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RT
Rayshaun T
#cliché
#creepy
#surprising
#familyfriendly
#seeingitagain
#predictable
#<3
#greatvisualfx
#great
#smart

Don’t like this kind of ending....

VL
Victoria L
#justokay

some parts of the movie could have been better.

SH
shay H
#justokay
#slow

I Personally did not like the ending very much!

BT
Beverly T
#creepy
#intense
#greatcast
#surprising
#terrifying

Enjoyed the movie, very creepy!

DK
Douglas K
#snoozefest
#justokay
#notmyfave
#boring

The other people in the theater made it boring by making stupid comments continuously

NJ
Nicholas J
#creepy
#surprising
#original
#mustsee
#greatvisualfx
#terrifying
#greatcast
#smart
#intense

awesome movie, had me on my toes the entire time.

JM
Jason M

sadly, not scary

JJ
John J

Really liked it. The movie was much better than the preview for it.

SR
Steve R

For an hour and a half, it was something of a slow burn. But yeah, that kid was creepy as hell, he was great.

FA
Francisco Jose A

Actually ended up leaving, moving made no sense.

JR
jason R

Movie was okay. Definitely wasn’t intense enough.

RR
Raqual R

Don’t waste your money/time. Third time in my life I walked out of a movie! Would love a refund! Terribly boring!

TM
Teresa M
#creepy
#intense
#notmyfave
DS
Diego S
#predictable
MW
Mark W
#creepy
NM
Nathaniel M
#terrifying
JR
John R
#creepy
AJ
Aunika J

Metacritic

50
Feb 7, 2019

Another stroke of casting fortune was landing Scott as the disturbing Miles. I hesitate to applaud any business decision that encourages a kid to channel the spirit of a rapist and murderer, but the young actor accomplishes what I can only assume The Prodigy set out to do: make you reconsider parenthood, and just how much paprika you should stock.

Metacritic review by Barry Hertz
Barry Hertz
The Globe and Mail (Toronto)
30
Feb 6, 2019

The film’s cardinal sin isn’t so much that it’s unoriginal as that it’s so uninvolving it almost assures attention deficit will set in early.

Metacritic review by Justin Lowe
Justin Lowe
The Hollywood Reporter
49
Feb 6, 2019

The Prodigy may offer some shocks to those susceptible to this genre, or who have never seen it before, but to horror fans it will probably seem unremarkable and even bland.

Metacritic review by William Bibbiani
William Bibbiani
TheWrap