Malignant

critic Reviews

, 76% Certified Fresh Tomatometer Score
  • Although Malignant isn't particularly scary, director James Wan's return to horror contains plenty of gory thrills -- and a memorably bonkers twist.
  • , Fresh Tomatometer Score
    David StrattonThe Australian
    Wan cheerfully draws on the extreme work of horror film aficionados such as David Cronenberg and Dario Argento as he piles on the bloody violence.
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    Becca JamesChicago Reader
    Malignant is the type of movie that requires viewers to strap in and shut up from the onset.
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    Jenny NulfAustin Chronicle
    Malignant isn't a good movie, but the bones of its giallo salute are just outlandish enough to make one wonder if the obtuse moments are purposeful.
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    A.A. DowdAV Club
    There's no way to watch this deranged follow-up and not conclude that Wan's back where he belongs.
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    Allison ShoemakerFox 10 Phoenix
    Wan's final twist is so maniacal and so (and this is a compliment) deeply and thoroughly stupid that it more than makes up for the minor missteps along the way.
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    Perri NemiroffPerri Nemiroff (YouTube)
    James Wan swings for the fences and it pays off big time. Malignant is a bonkers and bloody delight that showcases a multitude of different skills and styles Wan's honed through his horror films over the years.
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    Rhys Bowen JonesJumpCut Online
    One of the most entertaining cinema trips of the year.
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    Luke GoodsellABC News (Australia)
    It's perfectly unhinged, nasty and more than a little bit stupid - just as a great, camp horror film should be.
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    Alejandro TurdoHoy Sale Cine
    Malignant greatest strength becomes its biggest weakness. A Slasher flick turned into Horror absurdity in the blink of an eye. Camp takes over and the most amazing thing left to wonder is how a studio would greenlit such an unconventional story.
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    Simon MiraudoMovie Squad (RTRFM 92.1)
    There's a lot wrong with it [until the] audacity of the ending.
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