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REVIEW – Orphan (2009)

August 19, 2009

I went to see Jaume Collet-Serra’s Orphan over the weekend and found it to be a huge amount of fun.  Firstly, because it has a script that is properly character-based and secondly, because it reminds me enormously of an old favourite : Curtis Hanson’s The Hand that Rocks the Cradle (1992).

THE ZONE has my review.

And should you be interested in the opening sequence I refer to in the review, it can be viewed here :

Now imagine those opening scenes set not in an American suburb but a Ballardian cathedral of steel and glass with a miscarriage scene shot by Dario Argento or Tinto Brass and you have the opening section of Orphan.  It is genuinely deranged.  And hugely amusing.

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