MGN Movie Review Strange But True (12)

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MGN Movie Review

Strange But True (12)

1hr 36mins


Director: Rowan Athale

Stars: Nick Robinson, Amy Ryan, Greg Kinnear, Brian Cox.

Whats it About?
A woman who, five years after the tragic death of her boyfriend, arrives on the doorstep of his family to tell them she is pregnant with his child. Though skeptical, the family find themselves trying to prove her right, only to discover that the truth is much more terrifying than they could have imagined.

Any Good?

Metascore Critics Rating 5.6/10 (Between 4-7/10)

Los Angeles Times Critic Katie Walsh rated it 6/10 and wrote:

The stellar cast elevates the schlocky charms of this thriller. Itís well-paced and cut like a nighttime soap, jumping between characters as they explore this puzzling mystery over the course of a couple of days.

IMDB User Rating 5.7/10

User deloud elouvain on 2 December 2019 scored it 6/10 and wrote.

After one hour I still thought it was just a drama, as the story was pretty slow and not really going anywhere. But it turns out to be a thriller, and that's due to a more exciting last half hour.
It's one of those slow burners that requires your full attention to prevent you falling asleep. The twist at the end was predictable but good, the cast was okay.
The last part is why this movie is worth watching but you need a lot of patience to get to that part and that's the negative point of this movie. It's worth a watch but I wouldn't watch it again. With a better first part I would have scored it a seven, now a 6.5 seems more appropriate.

MGN Review

Agree with most of what's been said above. Very strange odd movie that for the first half is just a little silly, but by the end it is an ok thriller.

Good idea sadly ruined a little by the execution. It is almost watchable but in fairness one I cannot recommend.

By the way her Prom frock was awful, but what do I know lol.

MGN Rating 5.5/10

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