Atom User Reviews for The Prodigy

3.7 out of 5
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#creepy
#intense
#surprising
#terrifying
#justokay
#predictable
#greatcast
#notmyfave
#original
#heartpounding
#mustsee
#leavekidsathome
#datenight
#boring
#clever
#great
#slow
#cliché
#seeingitagain
#snoozefest
#creepy
#intense
#surprising

this movie was an edge of your seat creepy and also a few good jump scenes ....

JF
Jade F
#predictable
#notmyfave
#dry
#boring

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

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

Don't spend your money

SG
Sam G

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
#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

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
#smart
OL
Odessa L
#datenight
#intense
#creepy
#great
#greatcast
GT
geronimo T
#notmyfave
MY
Mike Y
#intense
#mustsee
GT
Gabriela T
#creepy
SG
Stephy G
#creepy
#heartpounding
#greatcast
JJ
Jonathan J
#justokay
NV
Nickole V
#intense
#original
#creepy
#surprising
JW
Jim W
#predictable
NS
Neil S
#creepy
#cliché
#justok
MA
Meli A
#creepy
#surprising
#terrifying
S
Anand S
#terrifying
ON
Octavia N
#hilarious
#predictable
MM
Milly M
#intense
#original
AD
Amy D
#creepy
#original
#notmyfave
#justokay
BC
Breanna C
#creepy
#greatcast
#predictable
BT
Brandon T
#cliché
HT
Helen T

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