Arcadian

critic Reviews

, 83% Certified Fresh Tomatometer Score
  • Led by a trio of strong performances, Arcadian blends family drama and post-apocalyptic horror to visceral, emotionally stirring effect.
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    Tim CogshellFilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
    [Director Benjamin Brewer] gets to show you his monster-making chops, and it's pretty effective I think.
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    Eric FranciscoInverse
    While a mostly confident production from Brewer with flashes of awe-inducing brilliance — nearly all of it owed to its harrowing monsters — Arcadian is too unengaging to really raise hell, and too uninspired to stand tall in its crowded genre space.
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    Tasha RobinsonPolygon
    Once the film settles into a fairly standard chase-and-fight movie, its lack of character depth or nuance limits what the filmmakers can do to make this story stand out from all the past projects it echoes.
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    Rex ReedObserver
    Balanced and solid, with equal measures of terror and suspense, the movie is Arcadian and I’ll be darned if it didn’t scare the daylights out of me.
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    Calum MarshNew York Times
    A competent director can do only so much with a poor script, and “Arcadian” is littered with shortcuts and screenwriting clichés.
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    Peter DebrugeVariety
    Unfortunately, Brewer and screenwriter Mike Nilon ignored an essential rule: Conceiving an original monster isn't nearly as important as coming up with compelling human characters.
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    Erik ChildressMovie Madness Podcast
    After the film knocks out Nicolas Cage for the bulk of its running time we’re left with little more than A Quiet Place knockoff where the admittedly well-designed creatures are just bad at being creatures for the six minutes they are on screen.
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    Christian TotoHollywoodInToto.com
    Nicolas Cage's first-rate thriller shows power of male role models.
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    Jason AdamsMy New Plaid Pants
    A totally solid screamer
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    Deirdre CrimminsRue Morgue Magazine
    Arcadian is emotionally authentic, terrifying and often unpredictable. Might that be the ultimate trifecta of a great horror film?
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