Amulet

Amulet

Amulet

An ex-soldier is given a place to stay in this Sundance-selected horror. However, the decaying house is occupied by three other people: a young woman, her mother, and a mysteriously insidious figure locked upstairs.

202099 minsUK, United Arab Emirates
Horror

Amulet / Reviews

Variety

Variety

She hasn’t just created a stylish potboiler, but a densely textured piece that makes for a truly arresting viewing experience to a point. A shame then that the film succumbs somewhat to the more pretentious and silly aspects of Garai’s initially cryptic puzzle of a script.

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IndieWire

IndieWire

It’s an impressive first feature, and while fans of zippy midnight movies might balk at its slow-burn opening act, the film eventually builds to some nutso body horror and a strong sense of mythology that announces Garai’s arrival as a filmmaker to watch, no matter the genre.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

It's all way freakier than it is frightening, but there's a distinctive taste for cruelty here that marks Garai as an audacious new horror auteur.

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A.V. Club

A.V. Club

It’s an evocative, confident debut, recalling the metaphorical horror of Jennifer Kent’s "The Babadook" or Babak Anvari’s "Under The Shadow," even as it announces the arrival of a singular new voice.

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Screen Daily

Screen Daily

Amulet is deeply, deliberately mysterious, and all the more fun for it; the less viewers know going in, the more ferocious the ride.

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Slash Film

Slash Film

There’s nothing wrong with a slow-burn horror movie, but the key to making that work is to keep things interesting. Amulet fails miserably on that front.

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RogerEbert.com

RogerEbert.com

“Amulet” spins its wheels a few too many times, lacking the momentum of something like “Relic,” and I have to admit to feeling a bit cheated by the main twist in the story.

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