The Turning

2020

Drama / Horror / Mystery

37
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 12%
IMDb Rating 3.7 10 2979

Synopsis


Uploaded By: FREEMAN
April 07, 2020 at 02:43 AM

Cast

Mackenzie Davis as Kate Mandell
Joely Richardson as Darla Mandell
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867.62 MB
1280*534
English
PG-13
23.976 fps
1 hr 34 min
P/S 89/466
1.74 GB
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English
PG-13
23.976 fps
1 hr 34 min
P/S 55/262
867.53 MB
1280*534
English
PG-13
23.976 fps
1 hr 34 min
P/S 110/389
1.74 GB
1920*800
English
PG-13
23.976 fps
1 hr 34 min
P/S 71/421

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by rubellan 2 / 10

Last minute change to the ending, I presume, destroyed it

My favorite adaptation of this move is the one with Patsy Kensit from the late 80's. Very atmospheric and effective.

I found this version adequate until the end. It was so abrupt and veered into such a weird direction that it appeared to be a last minute change that fell beyond flat. The impression I got is they tried to suddenly make it about genetic mental illness rather than an actual ghost story. The last time she looks in the mirror and claims she sees the ghost, there really was nothing there. Then the layered dialog emphasizes something Mrs. Gross just stated about whatever her mother has (mental illness), hopefully she doesn't get it. The kids call her crazy, walk out of the room and the movie's over. Are you kidding?

I can't assume this was the direction they were going in the whole time. And a scene from the trailer, in which a large spider is crawling out of the boy's mouth, was not even in the movie, so that points even further towards a change in direction. But whoever decided on this direction made a very bad decision.

Reviewed by lesleyannemandigo 2 / 10

"What??"

It was like watching an hour and a half movie trailer. You get left wanting to know what happens...

Reviewed by prettyh-1 2 / 10

A slow burn that unfortunately fizzles out with a weird ending.

I like horror movies and thrillers, I like modern takes on period pieces and classics, and I like the cast and am a fan of the director's music videos and earlier film work (i.e. The Runaways). So I expected to enjoy this update on The Turn of the Screw. I did not enjoy it, I'm sad to report. There was too little story or suspense to hold one's attention throughout, and that's a shame.

The cast certainly did their jobs -- Finn Wolfhard is no longer the nerdy little kid, and Mackenzie Davis was convincing in her role as a driven-to-the-edge tutor -- and it was visually beautiful throughout a lot of the film. But early jump scares suck a lot of the suspense out of it all. And a distinct lack of backstory/characterization leaves way too many questions about what, exactly, there is to be afraid of in the giant, creaky house. The little girl's fears are left unexplained, at least in terms of being satisfactory; the huge personality shift in the boy is sort of waved away; and the many unexplained deaths in the history of the estate are just confusing. I kept wondering if cuts had been made to the script or in the editing room, because things didn't flow at all and it really affected the atmosphere.

The ending will drive a lot of viewers to yell at the screen. Our half-full opening night theatre did a lot of groaning and saying, "You've got to be kidding me!" as the credits suddenly began to roll. Maybe that finale would've worked better had everything leading up to it actually added up to more...but unless we get a Director's Cut we'll never know. I wish I could recommend this movie. I can't. Not scary, nonsensical, and not enough to be worth the price of admission. -HV

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