Case 39HD Closed Captioning
Ray Wright & Christian Alvart
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About the Movie
Academy Award® winner Renee Zellweger stars in this terrifying, supernatural thriller about a social worker who has been assigned the unusual and disturbing case of Lillith Sullivan…a girl with a strange and mysterious past. When Emily (Renee Zellweger) opens her home in an attempt to help Lillith, it turns into a deadly nightmare she may not survive. Co–starring Bradley Cooper (The Hangover), Case 39 is a heart-stopping chiller with startling surprises that lead to a shocking and sinister ending.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 74
- Fresh: 16
- Rotten: 58
- Average Rating: 4.0/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Rotten: By the time the killings start, it's clear that Ray Wright's screenplay is more interested in following formula than in breaking new ground.
Rotten: An aggressively inept demon-seed chiller starring a bunch of grown-ups who should've known better.
Rotten: This ludicrous outing from helmer Christian Alvart and scribe Ray Wright takes its psycho-satanic babble much too seriously, and should elicit more laughs than frights.
Rotten: [Plays] like one more piece of multiplex in-box clutter, ready for the circular file in our moviegoing consciousness.
One of the greatest horror movies I have seen this year, or ever. The plot was unexpecting and suspenseful, which made it very good. If you have not seen this, you need to.
Good Actors, Script needs Help. SPOILERS
The concept is an oldie but goodie. Sweet kid with abusive parents, who try to kill her. So social services played by Renee Zellweger, comes to the rescue with a seasoned cop who looks like he's seen one too many seasons of Jack Daniels and really bad cases. Then BAM! Pea Soup hits the fan and the strange crap begins. Sweet PTSD child has turned......well.....she's gone Lucifer man. And no better actress could have played than Jodelle who is used to being demonic children, sometimes moonlighting as a young vampire without a chance in the twilight movies. Let's face it....she plays the Devil well. All the actors were wonderfully picked for their roles.
The issue was the script. When playing on an old concept already dominated by likes of such classics as The Exorcist and the Omen movies, you have to play your cards well as a director and producer (or end up directing a bad Drag Me To Hell movie sequel). You're going to have give the audience something different that is not found in the other movies...just...like...this...one. I already knew from the start (and you will too) where this movie was going and where it should have gone instead. However, if you're easily scared, or ghosts and ol' Lu scare the crap out of you....this a treat of a movie. If not, save it for the dollar rentles at Red Box. I wouldnt buy it when there is better to be had. But all in all, you wont be too terribly disapointed on a slow cable TV night.
Did anyone else notice the HUGE discrepencies between the trailer and the movie? For a bit i thought i dozed off and missed a huge chunk of movie. The second half of the preview isn't even in the movie. So either clever marketing or shoddy editting. You decide....