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68% Tomatometer 31 Reviews 45% Audience Score Fewer than 50 Ratings A feral teenage girl is taken into strict Catholic church care and prepared for her First Holy Communion. Read More Read Less

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Darlin' | Rotten Tomatoes (1) Katie Rife AV Club Taking a harrowing Jack Ketchum adaptation and injecting humor into it is a challenge, one that McIntosh isn't quite equipped to handle in this wildly uneven film. Rated: C Jul 13, 2019 Full Review Darlin' | Rotten Tomatoes (2) Peter Sobczynski RogerEbert.com Polly McIntosh does indeed have what it takes to one day make a solidly entertaining and dramatically satisfying film, even if she hasn't quite done that here. Rated: 2.5/4 Jul 12, 2019 Full Review Darlin' | Rotten Tomatoes (3) Noel Murray Los Angeles Times "Darlin' " may not be as stomach-turning as "The Woman..." but McIntosh understands the strength of this strange series, which is all about how humanity is inherently savage and clannish, no matter how well-groomed and well-mannered we may seem. Jul 11, 2019 Full Review Darlin' | Rotten Tomatoes (4) Alix Turner Ready Steady Cut Pollyanna McIntosh does a good job behind the camera with this sequel to The Offspring and The Woman, but if only she'd directed something else instead. Rated: 2/5 Feb 6, 2021 Full Review Darlin' | Rotten Tomatoes (5) J.D. Gillam Starburst This is McIntosh's debut as a director and on this showing, she may have a bright future in that new role Rated: 7/10 Oct 11, 2019 Full Review Darlin' | Rotten Tomatoes (6) Rob Aldam Backseat Mafia An interesting, well-handled and genuinely fascinating horror. Oct 8, 2019 Full Review Read all reviews

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Gerry W Part camp, part genuine horror, I was both moved and unsettled by Darlin' and look forward to seeing more from this filmmaker. I hadn't seen The Woman or Offspring which came before this film but I could still fully understand what was happening. I've since gone back to watch the prequels and enjoyed them both. This series switches it up with each film and I like that. Rated 5/5 Stars • Rated 5 out of 5 stars 11/07/23 Full Review Jeffrey P It has good focus and interesting character transformations to watch. The end felt rushed. Rated 3/5 Stars • Rated 3 out of 5 stars 06/25/23 Full Review michael p I thought the movie was good. The ending made no sense to me. Rated 4/5 Stars • Rated 4 out of 5 stars 12/31/22 Full Review lee m I enjoyed this adaption from other previous movies the storyline is OK but could be better I found it gripping to watch because I've seen the others so I needed to see what was going to happen Rated 5/5 Stars • Rated 5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member I really enjoyed this movie and appreciated the combination of dark humor, social commentary, and horror--similar in style to Ken Russell. Rated 4/5 Stars • Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/25/23 Full Review Audience Member So lets talk Darlin, how does it compare to The Woman (the previous 'chapter' in this 'series' . Well lets just say that its sometimes unfair to compare one film to another, but I guess when it comes to follow up films, remakes, etc, we all do judge films whether we want to or not. It is very safe to say though that Darlin was in safe hands and is one of my favourite films of the year and whilst I will always have a super fond place in my heart for the Lucky McKee directed 2011 film, I love Darlin and watched it twice in the same week. The film works beautifully as a standalone film, but also works just as well if you have seen the other films based on the Jack Ketchum world (Offspring, and The Woman) You can also watch them in any order you wish as I had seen The Woman before I even knew the film Offspring even existed.Pollyanna has directed a wonderful film and it certainly doesn't show that this is her feature film directing debut, she has worked with some of the best and im sure has learned many skills along the way and it shows in Darlin, the film is beautiful, and whilst it does have a very dark tone, it does let you breathe now and again with some light hearted moments that will put a smile on your face, before plunging you back into the world of The Woman and Darlin. But now I am back at the place I was in 2012, wanting more Rated 3.5/5 Stars • Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/15/23 Full Review Read all reviews

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Pollyanna McIntosh Director Nora Jane Noone Actor Peyton Wich Duke Eugenie Bondurant Mona Charlie Talbert John Mackenzie Graham Bug
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Movie Info

Synopsis A feral teenage girl is taken into strict Catholic church care and prepared for her First Holy Communion.

Director
Pollyanna McIntosh

Producer
Andrew van den Houten

Screenwriter
Pollyanna McIntosh

Distributor
Dark Sky Films

Production Co
Hood River Entertainment

Genre
Horror, Drama

Original Language
English

Release Date (Theaters)
Jul 12, 2019, Limited

Release Date (Streaming)
Jul 12, 2019

Runtime
1h 40m
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