Abigail

critic Reviews

, 82% Certified Fresh Tomatometer Score
  • Carrying off well-worn vampire tropes with a balletic flourish, Abigail dances around the familiarity of its premise with a game cast and slick style.
  • , Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Christy LemireFilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
    Quite often very funny, but it all runs out of steam... If you want to just go laugh and squirm, you can do that here.
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    Catey SullivanChicago Reader
    This horror-thriller is chaotic and a bit too long, but in the same vein as 2022’s M3gan, it’s ultimately entertaining.
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    Kristen LopezKristomania (Substack)
    "Abigail" continues Universal’s hot streak of telling inventive new stories with their Universal monster characters.
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    Sergio Burstein Los Angeles Times
    An intense, well filmed and absolutely entertaining work in which any horror fan would have a good time. [Full review in Spanish]
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    Wendy IdeObserver (UK)
    Great fun.
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    Kim NewmanEmpire Magazine
    Tossing a malicious vampire kid among squabbling, not-exactly-un-dangerous humans is a recipe for a wickedly enjoyable thrill ride. One of the messiest vampire movies ever made, and winningly so.
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  • , Rotten Tomatometer Score
    Nathaniel FetalveroThe New Paper (Singapore)
    Despite its pedigree, the film stumbles into clichés and cheap scares, relying heavily on gore scenes and predictable jump scares that fail to evoke genuine dread.
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    Nestor BentancorNestor Cine Desde Hollywood
    A vampire ballerina with excessive narrative contortions that delivers a tsunami of blood, but not "Oh!" positive. (Full Review in Spanish)
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    Jeremy AspinallRadio Times
    Directors Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett are well-versed in horror lore and stuff their film with knowing references, gruesome twists and killer lines.
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    Matthew St. ClairCinematic Words of a Chaotic Gemini (Substack)
    Dan Stevens, one of the most exciting actors working today, is having a ball playing the role of sleazy Frank.
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