The Prodigy

The Prodigy (2019)

  • Director: Nicholas McCarthy
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  • Genre: Horror, Thriller
  • Country: Canada, USA
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A mother concerned about her young son's disturbing behavior thinks something supernatural may be affecting him.

Top Cast

Taylor Schilling
Taylor Schilling
Paul Fauteux
Paul Fauteux
  • As: Edward Scarka
Peter Mooney
Peter Mooney

Critic Reviews

McCarthy is not (yet) a celebrated director, but The Prodigy may change that. As with his under-seen debut film “The Pact,” his greatest asset here is his patience, followed by his evocative use of light, shadow and negative space. He’s a filmmaker who recognizes that the buildup is more fun than the payoff, and he manages to generate suspense with seemingly little happening on the screen.
— Alan Zilberman (Washington Post)
Didn't Like
The film’s cardinal sin isn’t so much that it’s unoriginal as that it’s so uninvolving it almost assures attention deficit will set in early.
— Justin Lowe (The Hollywood Reporter)