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The Little Stranger (2018)



Critic Consensus: The Little Stranger's reliance on atmosphere may satisfy audiences in the mood for sophisticated horror fare -- while frustrating those seeking more visceral thrills.

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THE LITTLE STRANGER tells the story of Dr Faraday, the son of a housemaid, who has built a life of quiet respectability as a country doctor. During the long hot summer of 1948, he is called to a patient at Hundreds Hall, where his mother once worked. The Hall has been home to the Ayres family for more than two centuries. But it is now in decline and its inhabitants - mother, son and daughter - are haunted by something more ominous than a dying way of life. When he takes on his new patient, Faraday has no idea how closely, and how disturbingly, the family's story is about to become entwined with his own

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Critic Reviews for The Little Stranger

All Critics (138) | Top Critics (31)

The players are technically impressive but fail to make any significant emotional impact.

March 3, 2020 | Full Review…

If you love strange little things, you'll be smitten.

September 25, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Its shivers are sophisticated, and not easily shrugged off.

September 20, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Abrahamson has taken [Waters'] idea and run with it. He's made a movie that's a Brexit Britain parable about the intoxicating, if futile, allure of national identity.

September 20, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Beautifully directed by Lenny Abrahamson, the film evokes this period in a way that is both nostalgic and frequently chilling.

September 19, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

With Gleeson, the female stars clinch this drama of dread and desperation.

September 19, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Little Stranger


You serious The Little Stranger? That's what you're giving me?

Gimly M.
Gimly M.

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Domhnall Gleeson needs a Sydney Fife-level jerk-off station.

Philip Price
Philip Price

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The Gothic anti-horror isn't the problem, its that no one seems to have quite figured out what the point of all this misery is supposed to be.

Alec Barniskis
Alec Barniskis

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