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Child's Play

IMDb Info

Release Year: 2019
Runtime: 1h 30min
Country: Canada, USA
Language: English, Vietnamese
Genre Tags: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
Plot Summary: A mother gives her 13-year-old son a toy doll for his birthday, unaware of its more sinister nature.

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Outside Reviews:

Nick Allen
3 out of 4 stars -

A murderous plaything might be one of the stranger premises Hollywood has been able to franchise, and yet the “Child’s Play” movies have gathered a substantial following down to the 2017 direct-to-video movie, “Cult of Chucky.” A non-cynical reboot of the entire franchise, “Child’s Play” is still a bit wonky with its albeit ridiculous premise, but consider this movie beyond any allegiance to earlier versions of this tale—this “Child’s Play” is nastier, more playful, and just as good if not better than the original film.

Charles Bramesco
Grade: C+ - Chucky may be wi-fi enabled in the new Child’s Play, but it’s hardly an upgrade

The most disturbing passages of the film show how affection can be used as a cudgel, and how love can curdle first into possession and then into an intimate form of bullying. Chucky wants more attention and devotion from Andy than any one person could possibly give another, and when those demands aren’t met, anyone perceived as a challenge to their BFF status has to die. Chucky’s jealousy and coercive sweetness mirrors the behavior profile of a toxic boyfriend, and it’s all the more chilling that this relationship dynamic has been projected with a slight psychosexual tinge onto a boy and his plastic li’l buddy.