The Innocents

audience Reviews

, 71% Audience Score
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
    Looking for a different kind of horror movie? This one fits the bill. It maintains a constant tension throughout and is unsettling to the core.
  • Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
    Uma mistura de X-Men com A grupinho de 4 garotinhos ficam amigos mas descobrem que tem uns poderes pra lá de bizarros. Assisti como se fosse um filme de horror, mas nem achei....No geral, é legal.
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
    Great movie although I I did not saw it in English I was drawn to it
  • Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
    I enjoyed quite a lot this movie. The suspnese kept to the end is very well worked and the kind of horror is very original and unusual. A must see for horror and suspense lovers.
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    Pristinely original, highly emotional, wonderfully understated, and absolutely terrifying. I've never seen anything like it. All the actors are top, but the kids take the show: Alva Brynsmo Ramstad is stunning as an autistic girl. Rakel Lenora Fløttum, Sam Ashraf, and Mina Yasmin Bremseth Asheim ... just ... wow. You know you have a brilliant director when he gets performances like these. Writer/director Eskil Vogt and company have made a masterpiece that seems simple, but it's not; it digs in pretty deep and sets up shop in your head and heart. Best movie I've seen in years. Took me awhile to pry my fingers off the arms of the chair.
  • Rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars
    Insipid would probably best describe this film in one word. There are some unsettling aspects of the film which appear to be borrowed from other films of it's midsommar or the witch...but without delivering the same jarring yet entertaining experience. You have to applaud a fresh take on child powers... but sadly the story builds to nothing. I'm sure there's a meaning to it all but it's lost on me. Win some you lose some
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    I already knew Eskil Vogt's talent as a screenwriter. Alongside Joachim Trier, he wrote one of the most depressing trilogies in cinema's history ("Reprise", "Oslo, August 31st" and "The Worst Person in the World", a.k.a. the "Oslo Trilogy"). Now, with "The Innocents", I must also recognize his talent as a director. This is the most disturbing movie of the year until now; like his partner, Vogt knows how to create a very dense atmosphere. The pace is incredibly dynamic (time flew for me), the balance between horror and cuteness is perfect, and like in the movies directed by David Charbonier and Justin Powell ("The Djinn" and "The Boy Behind the Door"), the situations are even tenser because the protagonists are children. And what a fantastic quartet: Ida (Rakel Lenora Flottum) is an excellent protagonist, as she represents the kid who is learning not only her place in the world and not only what's right and what's wrong, but also mainly how to live together with her autistic sister Anna (Alva Brynsmo Ramstad), who also has a great character development; the other two are Ben (Sam Ashraf), who is macabre, and Aisha (Mina Yasmin Bremseth Asheim), who is the cutest thing on Earth and has the coolest power. The photography is also incredible, and I'll always praise the guys who can create a convincing horror atmosphere in a movie that takes place almost 100% in daylight. And I loved the subtle ending, it made me think a little bit.
  • Rating: 0.5 out of 5 stars
    Somehow manages to be immensely tedious and deeply unpleasant at the same time. Utterly insipid and dull. Good acting. The rest of it, dreadful.
  • Rating: 1.5 out of 5 stars
    Meh, yawn. I had much higher expectations.
  • Rating: 0.5 out of 5 stars
    Wtf was this? Boring, boring, boring!