Child's Play (2019) - Horror

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A mother gives her 13-year-old son a toy doll for his birthday, unaware of its more sinister nature.

IMDB: 5.9
Director: Lars Klevberg
Stars: Tim Matheson, Ben Andrusco-Daon
Length: 90 Minutes
PG Rating: R
Reviews: 102 out of 714 found boring (14.28%)

One-line Reviews (321)

I left the theater only disappointed that there was not more time to develop the characters and the plot.

You knew he had a history, and his interactions with other characters he met, was entertaining.

Very funny and engaging!

Also, while the overused cliche of the "son up against the mom's boyfriend" is used to create a central conflict, I wish it were fleshed out more .

Don't Waste Your Time Watching This Movie!

WORST MOVIE EVER.

This Chucky's bland!

Not scary, but entertaining.

All hell breaks loose, and Andy has to save his mother etc etc.Overall, I enjoyed it.

The plot was very predictable and bland.

It's definitely different and nothing like the originals, but that's what makes it cool, intriguing, fun, and interesting.

But this movie was great and entertaining!

This movie was so good that I enjoyed it from the beginning to the end!

This 2019 version of Child's Play, was way to predictable.

Dont watch this movie i almost walked out of the movie theater.

Thrilling, edge of the seat suspense, great story, great acting and Mark Hammill (Luke Skywalker) as the voice of Chucky is genuinely scary!

It was entertaining and if you enjoy the original movies you'll enjoy this too.

The original would win an oscar compared to the disastrous waste of time!!

Screenwriter Tyler Burton Smith tries to present audiences with a fresh, updated horror film with funny, engaging, likable characters.

But overall, I'm gonna say this movie might be entertaining for your kids because they don't go too deep or try making a sense out of movies.

Only people without reference of the original story, that like predictable jump scares, would enjoy this film.

The plot was dull.

This version of chucky made him more innocent and sympathetic but with an intense love for his "buddi" Andy and would go extreme lengths to secure his friendship from anything he deems threating.

That was intense.

The good news is that it's a rare remake that is both enjoyable and separates itself enough to make it it's own thing.

This is a very bad movie, the plot is horrible: a worker puts a modified chip into a doll and that dolls starts to copy the actions it sees in a horror movie, very boring and predictable, I do not recommend it.

I still don't regret skipping it in theaters, but I will admit it was an entertaining concept.

The end of the film is very intense.

The performances were dull and just going through the motions.

I was kind of nervous about this one but when I saw I completely forgot that I ever was this was fun exciting and shocking!

And so is the movie, boring from the start to the end.

Don't waste your time like I did.

There's a batch of Stranger Things kids who are tacked on, underdeveloped and uninteresting so I'm not going to dabble on them too much.

It's up to you if you find them creatively entertaining or tacky and lame.

While the writers took a new turn from the source material, it's still incredibly entertaining.

That was upsetting because I was enjoying the movie, but horror tropes like that are such a cliché.

Worst movie ever .

Well done, I enjoyed it!

Was really suspenseful, gory, violent and creepy

Boring piece of drivel .

The formula of the story is nothing new, separate the main character from their support network and terrorise them for a bit before he final showdown, but it's still an enjoyable plot and has enough to keep you interested.

Stunning work guys.

Very enjoyable flick!

It didn't fall into the issues most remakes had where the plot is so similar you know what's going to Happen next, this makes it boring!

Great summer slasher and worth the watch as me and my friends laughed and enjoyed it together, and I went twice with two different groups of friends!...

Few scences were predictable.

Sadly, most of the actors don't seem quite interested in the movie, with many again presenting uninteresting characters that just do little for me.

The movie Is too predictable.

However, while this is a good overall entertaining movie, it doesn't even compare to the original.

BUDDIE KILLED A CAT, WORST MOVIE, ID GIVE IT A 0/10 IF I COULD.

There was no story to him and no real motives or goals.

I believe the biggest things that made this movie so enjoyable was that they modernized it, did not keep solely to the original script, and lots of killings that was believable and in Chucky's realm of killing.

Enjoyed it .

This was a very enjoyable movie.

The movie itself it's quite entertaining and interesting, my biggest issue as a fan was the desperate attempt to connect it to chucky and attract his fans.

This movie was very entertaining and, dare I say, better than the original.

Dont waste your money .

Worst Movie Ever.

The Kaslan Corporation has just launched Buddi: a high-tech doll which can connect to the Cloud, control the internet of things in your house, become your digital assistant and it can also also imprint on a child, becoming their BFF, entertaining them, even tutoring them.

Also going a long way to making this film so entertaining: Mark Hamill, as the voice of Chucky, the actor a more than respectable successor to Brad Dourif.

Nothing to see here, honestly dont waste your time.

Was good wasent the best chuck but entertaining and funny and worth the watch.....

aspect is relevant and a nice touch but the original idea of a psycho murderer trapped in a doll is a lot more thrilling.

Save your money and time.

The movie was slow in the horror action and it was no near the original Chucky that we know.

you should probably leave the theater.

Another boring predictable horror movie.

Child's Play is a fun and entertaining horror movie that blends the elements of horror and a little bit of comedy very well together.

This movie was actually entertaining.

An enjoyable slasher .

Worth the watch.

Lame, predictable, not scary.

Just save your money and time trust me .

Chucky is now a terminator and we got a predictable story that felt toned down and much more kiddy.

However the film did have a fair few predictable jumpscares.

Doll looks messed up and nothing like chucky, boring....

Every other performance feels forced and bland.

So predictable .

Boring .

Good film entertaining funny also .

It's enjoyable and a new creative take on Chucky!

Blood, gore, and action packed!!

Chucky, now immersed in this environment, is a product of its external factors.

There is a couple in theater I was at who had walked out due to the gruesome nature of this film...

And it seemed like this movie had so many unnecessary and boring characters, including Andy's friends and that creepy stalker landlord.

Enjoyed it a lot.

You're better off rewatching the original with the mom from 7th heave; save your money and time, don't go see this movie.

A SMART,STYLISH TECHNO-THRILLER THAT'S VISUALLY STUNNING!!.

One of the worst movies I've ever seen.

Like the cliche NPCs start stacking up quick, mean step-dad, nice old lady, bratty kid/bully, helpful fat boy and capable girl duo.

Worst movie I've seen all year.

Predictable story, horrible attempts to be funny which just fell flat, some awkward acting, absolutely cringe inducing scary moments, a plain weird looking doll with 0 scary aspects.

So, all in all, this was an entertaining movie and an entertaining concept, but if retooled a little in preproduction, this could have been a great standalone film, without having to piggyback on the success and cult classic status of a landmark horror franchise.

First off its predictable.

Another Pointless Horror Movie .

But I was surprised at how entertaining this was.

A poor and pointless reboot .

The ending was predictable SHOCK Chucky has morphed into another doll or was he using other dolls all along?

Has enough gore and violence, and was enjoyable.

Please save your money and watch the original one from 1988!

It is entertaining, and it keeps you gripped throughout.

The premise is great, and it's creepy, suspenseful and sad.

This movie was really entertaining, I went to go see it in theaters with a friend, and it was a blast.

The mother from the 1988 version was much more compelling.

He's unpredictable, and I like that it's partially Andy's fault in this; being a modern day kid, this Andy is way less innocent than the 1988 Andy.

The original 1988 movie is worth watching, the second is okay, the third is terrible, Bride of Chucky is good fun, Seed of Chucky is alright, Curse of Chucky is good, and Cult of Chucky is reasonable.

Gripping & Gory .

It was funny, had a great story line, enjoyable characters AND gave a modern twist to Chucky.

The characters are all flat, the story is not entertaining or engaging, the jump scares are really basic and so predictable and the direction has no personality.

And the climax is so crazy I was on the edge of my seat.

A bit rushed, but quite enjoyable .

It's pacy, well-written and entertaining.

Worst Movie Ever!.

The second and third half thankfully are better paced and definitely get more entertaining with the kills that are pretty fun and gory.

If they killed off detective Mike this movie would have totally sucked The kids character arc plays out quite nicely, and i liked that they shied away from certain cliche movie tropes.

Understandably a twist on the original storyline but it was just so predictable and pathetic!

This movie should have made it to 1 billion 💵 it is actually scary and entertaining to watch.

AI is too bland.

And finally the deaths in the film despite sometimes being very gory were very entertaining and unique.

I honestly think you'll be pleasantly surprised by how witty and enjoyable this movie is, and you might just find yourself feeling a touch sorry for Chucky in certain parts of the movie too, despite him being a notorious killer.

Well I went into this one hoping to be another lame remake but I enjoyed it the story was so good for today's technology and the kills brutal Mark Hamil's voice acting is charming playful and scary he just wanted Andy as his only friend unlike the original Chucky was pretending to be his friend just to get what he wants and try to put his soul into him.

I waste my money on it 💔 I wish I paid for aladdin it's much more fun

And the gore scenes didn't really work, all too long and drawn out just for the sake of "tension" and gory for the sake of gore.

Enjoyable slasher .

The movies that came after it all declined in quality, but have all been entertaining.

Don't waste your money seeing this one in theaters, just wait for it in RedBox unless you love mundane "horror" flicks.

Another bad remake Don't waste your time .

Mark Hamill delivers an enjoyable voice performance.

I actually enjoyed it.

It was different but I really enjoyed it!

There is no plot here and poor Andy has practically no role models.

Sounds exciting.

A solid and entertaining remake, with some fresh differences to keep it from being an exact copy.

As things progress with this updated technologically focused story, things start getting intense and downright brutal.

Enjoyable movie from start to end, perfect for slasher-horror fans out there.

The kills were brutal, the music was intense, and (most) of the jump scares were played out the way the way they should be.

Child's Bore .

Chucky is now a really boring doll with no wit or personality to him.

But the film couldn't continue its good drama, and the movie's thrilling moments were a bit stereotypical.

Refreshing, scary and honestly enjoyable to watch

They're just so enjoyable in their parts.

It's also super predictable and you can see everything coming a mile away.

Child's Play (2019) is much better than I thought it would be, it's not scary at all, but it's funny & entertaining.

Very predictable!

he's uncharismatic, he's uninteresting outside of tech aspects and ultimately you can kill him incredibly easily.

Don't waste your time with this and just go watch the original Child's Play, a classic.

Without delving into the story too much, and running the "spoiler alert" risk, what I will say is this movie is smart, clever and really engrossing from start to finish, which will please most horror fans with gory deaths popping up in a timely fashion.

Acting is bad, premise is poor, and death scenes are predictable and go for gore rather than shock value.

Every single other character is either boring, dumb, a bully for no reason, or just not important.

And that's what movies are for, entertaining the viewer and this movie does that.

I was never a fan of the original film or the franchise, so maybe I missed something, but I did think it was a fun, entertaining horror film with a freshly contemporary message.

Don't waste your time

the chemistry between andy and her mom, the relationship between him and chucky (which we never saw in the original) their all fleshed out great, at some points you really feel sorry for the doll because all he does though sadistic at times is to make andy happy and mark hamill did a fairly good job at making the dull sound innocent enough.

I enjoyed it.

Plenty of gore and certainly nor for the squeamish,also the pacing is a bit off at times but director Lars Klevberg has delivered an enjoyable horror film with elements of humour and satire.

Oh, I will say there is a scene involving a wrapped up "watermelon" that had me on the edge of my seat, as if it was Christmas.

Overall, I loved this remake, and highly recommend it.

it feels really disjointed.

It was so predictable whatever is going to happen.

After a very intriguing new origin intro the film takes us to a familiar plot set up with Andy and his Mother getting a hold of the buddi doll.

The reason why the original Child's play is a good slasher horror or at least an entertaining one it's Chucky itself, he's fun, extremely charismatic and damn evil while the new Chucky version is just boring, he has no charisma at all, he's predictable and ugly (so damn ugly!

Boring from start to finish.

I will admit, I rolled my eyes and gritted my teeth at the talk of a new entry in the Childs Play series, considering the long drawn out titles that have descended as the years went on.

Psychotic dolls possessed by a serial killer's spirit is much creepier and more entertaining.

Don't waste your money if you want to watch chucky, go watch the originals plus there is one more that will come out ending the chucky series which was the takeoff from the last film cult where he got a body finally and rode off with Tiffany in her car with her body since she got another one in seed of chucky.

OG Chucky is near and dear to my heart but this was still a very entertaining movie!

It is a new generation film but has few scares as it's very predictable.

Surprised how much I enjoyed it .

Child's Play is pure entertaining fun for the horror fan.

An enjoyable watch.

Overall, this was an enjoyable movie even though it had some flaws.

One of the worst movie I've ever seen.

I think it's entertaining enough for the average horror fan.

I would have walked out and demanded my money back...!!!

Finally a child's play movie worth watching .

Really had no character development, story felt disjointed and halfassed.

I really enjoyed it.

I enjoyed it for what it was.

Why was this a waste of time watching it?!

Congratulations you just ruined a classic with a pointless remake.

It is both formulaic and disappointing when compared to the ferocious, psychotic personality of the original.

Some of the scenes were cliche and overall it wasn't for me.

This makes for an intriguing and entertaining story.

The story I found very intriguing and definitely brought the chucky character to modern day perfectly.

Bateman's Andy is an interesting and relatable character, with compelling struggles and flaws, while the original Andy was just a cute kid.

Don't expect something really deep and meaningful, it's just a fun horror movie that is truely entertaining

Save your money or go see something worth the money you work hard for, because this sure wasn't it.

Don't waste your money.

Over the top, immaculate kills are part of that nostalgic campiness, but at times they are a little dragged out in the torture department, leading to cringe worth moments of disturbing death.

However, there are some moments of almost 'splat-stick' comedy that don't quite land - though, they may provoke a bemused chuckle - and it adheres to quite a few tropes, a couple of which are somewhat tiresome (if at home).

So here lies the premise which is FAR more compelling than some "voodoo" idea of a soul of a convicted killer transferring itself into a doll.

The film seemed too rushed, the characters were flat, and the plot was a mess and felt empty.

Which means that the whole opening scene of the movie where the programmer turns Chucky's violence setting on was completely pointless...

Child's Play (2019) was a remake that failed to be entertaining with very little of good qualities.

Highly recommend it!

Worst movie.

When the finale hits it's just so incredibly extravagant and violent and it's thoroughly intense.

A too predictable horror (with comedy).

The movie starts out good and gets really intense at some points.

Boring, drawn out.

Intense, at times.

The first act felt like i was watching the film in fast forward which is quite jarring in comparison to the slow burn of the original.

And the crummy boyfriend's dialogue was so bad I chuckledOverall I felt the movie was boring.

It's certainly entertaining - any movie where the adulturous villain is scalped by a tiller in a watermelon patch while taking down Christmas lights and his face is skinned off and passed around as a gift or a child is sprayed right in the face by a store manager's blood is going to be a winner in my book.

A waste of time dont ever watch it, the story is stupid

A weak and boring take on the original, there is nothing i can say to recommend this.

My Breakdown Of A Fascinating Concept Film!

but this Chucky's just kinda bland.

However most of the other characters are bland, like Andy's friends.

But the movie was such a joke that the kids enjoyed it, non cried out once, some even sang along to Buddies creepy song.

I honestly was bored throughout good chunks of this movie.

It's scary, creepy, suspenseful and funny on purpose.

The beginning of the film was very slow and clunky in places this was mostly due to the film exploring Andys relationship with chucky and his relationship with his mum.

I haven't seen originals, but I thought this was kind of funny and entertaining.

Waste of any Chucky fans time .

Fans of the evil doll might find something salvageable in it but for me, it is a poorly envisioned & terribly executed remake that turned out to be a waste of time, and is forgettable in every sense of the word.

Might be ok for a the new generation but if your an old school Chucky fan just watch it on DVD and save your money you won't enjoy it.

This was terrible, nearly fell asleep half way through and in the end turned it off, so stupid, so far fetched.

Boring ones.

They find dead bodies and just move on like nothing happened.

Worst movie of 2019 I was going to say the worst movie of all time but star wars , marvel movies, Harry Potter, avatar, matrix, lord of the rings are the worst movies of all time but this childs play is with all of them .

This chucky seems bland and hollow.

Definitely worth watching.

The other friends joining in also dragged things down even further with bad performances.

That are generic, and still inconsistent, and pointless.

Pugg and Falyn are pointless.

I thoroughly enjoyed it.

Disjointed and lame dialogue and plots points, censored violence, and an untimely remake.

This was the only, and most logical, route to go down and shockingly it made for an enjoyable slasher.

Overall it was a very enjoyable movie that flew by too fast.

I didn't think this remake was gonna be any good at all but I was pleasently surprised, plenty of gore and plenty of 90,s type slashering, slowly builded the new modernised chucky to a fun but predictable ending.

It was entertaining the whole time and I never felt bored for a second.

Waste of Money .

Genuinely entertaining and unexpectedly better than the average remake =)

Dont waste your time with this absolute shambles of a "movie".

Enjoyable Movie, Give It A go.

Absolutely enjoyable flick!

But still it's a really fun, horror and entertaining movie, the score was really cool, great acting from everyone, and Mark Hamill delivers as Chucky.

Unnecessary remake but was still enjoyable .

Best one I've seen this year no doubt, which I guess is easy when the only other one I've seen this year was It Chapter 2, but this is sincerely enjoyable.

But it was a great film with great characters and very funny and enjoyable.

The story is engaging, the characters are realistic, and the pacing is just right.

The original is one of my favourite movies of all time and a cult classic, this was barely entertaining to say the least.

Does it a good job entertaining you as a viewer?

Acting and script is first class - sympathy, anxiety, non predictable surprise scares...

A very fascinating concept film.

Fresh storyline combined with witty dialogues and good acting makes for an really entertaining movie.

Mark Hamill as the voice of Buddi Chucky did a phenomenal job, there's inventive and gory brutal kills, dark humor (of course) , some truly suspenseful scenes and even some really cute endearing moments between Andy and Chucky...

It is unwatchable and plain stupid.

Yes, it's actually that confusing with the cops mother dying.

The last thirty minutes are very intense and this franchise with a big imagination and creativity has limited opportunities for growth into something bigger.

However it falls short in areas, probably due to run time issues, meaning unfortunately some characters don't get enough screen time or investment but never the less for what it is, it's an enjoyable movie.

The ending was definitely better and more suspenseful in the original as well.

Predictable and boring .

Movie itself is entertaining enough, and the gore is there...

The first and last ten minutes should've been tidier, but t'was an enjoyable time nonetheless.

Save your money.

However the story was very entertaining and enjoyable to watch.

Horribly corney and boring!!!

Entertaining and well put together film .

Dont waste yoir time.

Let's talk about the cinematography a little bit, director Lars Klevberg and cinematographer Brendan Eugama delivered a nicely shot, visually stunning horror film that had no right to look as good as it did.

The set pieces are exciting and well executed and the music score is fairly catchy as well.

Worth it, enjoyable solid reboot .

The movie limps along in a very predicatble and boring way.

Worst movie ever.

It was funny and entertaining.

I definitely recommend this movie, it's not a masterpiece of filmmaking, but it is an enjoyable horror film that you'll probably have fun with.

As a huge fan of the original series this is a massive slap in the face don't waste your time

It was boring.

I forced myself to finish it just watched this movie and it was by far the worst movie i'v ever seen.

An enjoyable tale, more humour than horror, I don't recall once being nervous or the slightest bit tense.

I think what made chucky the most scary was his voice it was disturbingly well done by mark hamill the way he manipulated all the characters and the way he treated everyone as his toys really added for a entertaining film and chucky was the thing that held this film togethet.

Waste of money this movie and it's why I refuse anymore to pay to go to the cinema cos of these low rent directors and low rent writers and this never ending parade of appalling actors and actresses lately.

Well I went into this one hoping to be another lame remake but I enjoyed it the story was so good for today's technology and the kills brutal Mark Hamil's voice acting is charming playful and scary he just wanted Andy as his only friend unlike the original chucky was pretending to be his friend just to get what he wants and try to put his soul into him.

Wildly Entertaining.

Its 2019s worst movie of the year i think.

Personally, I think this revamp is really entertaining.

Get better writers, because this story was boring as hell.

This movie is one of the worst movies I have ever seen.

Nevertheless, it's worth watching once if only for the Hamill and the FX.

Surprisingly Entertaining .

For people who are not interested in the Chucky film series, this new film can come across as entertaining.

and it gives Chucky a sense of power over his prey and actually lets us have a very thrilling climax.

Other than some decent moments, it's pretty boring.

Enjoyable .

Besides that the movie kinda works well, intense and creative gory deaths, a lot of well landed jokes.

Hilarious and entertaining .

Unfortunately, It was very predictable and not as scary as i would have hoped.

Saying this Child's Play 2019 is fun, gory, fast paced and extremely tongue in cheek.

If you need something to sit down with and kill a few hours of your time with, this is pretty entertaining.

I thought it was slow, awkward and generally poorly acted.

A really entertaining reworking of a classic .

An enjoyable remake that fits nicely in the contemporary era .

he also was responsible for making the nearly unwatchable sequels.

The murders a graphic and intense ,the acting is very well maintained and you start getting behind Andy on what would you do in this position.

Overall I enjoyed it, nothing that will make me want to watch it again ( though I will be downloading the Buddi song).

The murdering scenes were just too euphoric and dull.

I thoroughly enjoyed it and was surprised!

Haha what a waste of time .

so the movie has a few laughs and last 30 minutes were good but in first hour u get bored.

Very little contrived moments which really irks me.

Thoroughly enjoyed it!

Thoroughly enjoyable .

It wasn't suspenseful and Andy realized Chucky's full nature and motivation too quickly, whereas in the original, the development was slow and steady.

And the 15 minute climax was suspenseful, unruly, and well crafted.

Save your money.

Andy and his friends are very enjoyable characters.

Summary- Mundane with a lack of real scares and a boring story, this re-boot doesn't add anything fresh to the Child's Play ethos.

The result is a surprisingly entertaining, gory delight.

Overall, it's a fun, compelling and thematically complete experience that may just be the best remake of recent years.

The bond that Mark Hamill's Chucky had with Gabriel Bateman's 'Andy' was so Wholesome and I just found It very intriguing and likeable.

I found the first half-hour very intriguing.

As horror fans, we deserve better than these constantly bland, unoriginal horror movies.

This was entertaining.

There are scenes that were suspenseful and the kills were pretty imaginative my favorite one being when Chucky makes mince meat out of Karen's boyfriend (who had a family already mind you) with a lawnmower, and then wraps his head around a watermelon and gives it to Andy as a present.

Unfortunately, while the movie is never boring, it all the same does follow a pretty predictable plot pattern - you'll be more or less able to predict what is to come before it actually unfolds.

As a movie, I enjoyed it.

Personally I found it really boring and just wanted it to be over.

This movie isn't your typical chucky movie obviously, but this movie is actually enjoyable.

Not that it would matter much, as Chucky's characterization is boring and completely stripped of any personality in this film.