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Candyman

2021, horror, suspense

91 minutes

Anthony and his partner move into a loft in the now gentrified Cabrini-Green, and after a chance encounter with an old-timer exposes Anthony to the true story behind Candyman, he unknowingly opens a door to a complex past that unravels his own sanity and...

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6.2

based on 9 critics

Age

16+

Country

Canada, United States

Language

English, French

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8.5

2021-08-29

Nia DaCosta's Candyman (2021) is meticulously shot, with each frame feeling like an elaborate attempt to make you squirm in your seat and ultimately feel uncomfortable as her retelling of the classic character feels updated and modern, yet true to its folktale roots. This version of Candyman is surely going to give you nightmares and have you leaving the theater with more on your mind than most mainstream horror flicks. Read more

8.0

2021-08-26

Lurking with evil as piercing as the social commentary, there’s a summer popcorn movie being molded by these heavy and overarching messages. To pull such gravity off and still entertain is a hell of a slick punch coming from not-so-invisible phantasms. Read more

6.5

2021-08-28

It is a socially-conscious film and it probably has its heart in the right place, but the execution does not live up to its own lofty ambitions. Read more

3.0

2021-08-27

After...erm, hooking us in with some nice atmosphere and what initially seems like an interesting take on the Candyman lore, DaCosta's film falls apart in its final act. Read more

3.0

2021-08-24

Perhaps the biggest disappointment is the basic lack of meaningful characters; no one here is really worth caring about, nor are they developed in a manner that moves them beyond mere victims to be butchered for an ogling camera. Read more

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