Candyman

critic Reviews

, 84% Certified Fresh Tomatometer Score
  • Candyman takes an incisive, visually thrilling approach to deepening the franchise's mythology -- and terrifying audiences along the way.
  • , Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Alexandra Heller-NicholasABC Radio (Australia)
    With its shadow puppetry, sophisticated reclamation of the Candyman legend and slick, confident filmmaking, even for those not thrilled by the idea of horror cinema more generally, it is hard to deny that Candyman is a massive and exciting step forward
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    Randy MyersSan Jose Mercury News
    It's in the "Get Out" level category of relevant horror.
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    Mark FeeneyBoston Globe
    Acute and skillfully made, "Candyman" is also pointedly political.
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    Sara Michelle FettersMovieFreak.com
    It's magnificent.
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    Richard WhittakerAustin Chronicle
    DaCosta pulls together a series of impressive set pieces, all built around Candyman's appearance in mirrors, and most especially a grisly bathroom mass murder that manages to be both grotesquely bloody and free of violence.
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    Melanie McFarlandSalon.com
    You should feel something. That the overwhelming sensation provoked by Nia DaCosta's Candyman is numbness, then, is a problem.
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    C.H. NewellFather Son Holy Gore
    DaCosta's film draws from Chicago's history, specifically the real life Cabrini-Green housing project, to explore the terrors of the Urban Gothic through a Black perspective.
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    Andiee PaviourNobody's Reading This But Me
    Nia DaCosta's schmick sequel is coolly self-aware and as charged as an electrical storm.
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    Rene SanchezCine Sin Fronteras
    A smart, thought-provoking and chilling horror piece with an important social commentary that mends the mistakes of the 1992 film. [Full Review in Spanish]
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    Paul SalfenAMFM Magazine
    Thoughtfully co-written and directed by Nia DaCosta, this new Candyman is scary, fun, and socially relevant at the same time. Very much of its time, this reignition of the franchise came along when it was needed most.
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