Joshua

Joshua

Joshua

A psychological thriller in which the lives of a Manhattan couple (Vera Famiga and Sam Rockwell) are torn apart by the unsettling antics of their mysterious, maybe evil son, Joshua.

He's nine years old, polite, primly attired and a prodigy at the piano. But he stars to worry his parents when he throws out all his childhood toys, disembowels his favourite stuffed animal, develops an interest in mummification, and pretends to grieve when the family dog mysteriously dies (as do the hamsters in his classroom).

Cinematography Award; Sundance Film Festival 2007
2007105 minsUSA
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Variety

Variety

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A creepy-little-kid suspenser... boasts enough in the way of sharp acting, as well as visual and musical smarts, to give the psychological twists and turns a respectable aesthetic context...

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The New York Times

The New York Times

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Poised self-consciously between art and entertainment, Joshua offers imaginative staging and some superb performances...

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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Superbly crafted psychological thriller...

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San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle

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So what's wrong with Joshua? Two things: The audience is ahead of the movie, and the movie never catches up...

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Premiere Magazine

Premiere Magazine

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One of the most diabolical things about this psychological thriller is just how open to interpretation it is...

3.0
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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

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Seductive and creepy, perfect for a hot summer night when nobody has the energy to pose a lot of questions...

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Variety

Variety

press

A creepy-little-kid suspenser... boasts enough in the way of sharp acting, as well as visual and musical smarts, to give the psychological twists and turns a respectable aesthetic context...

0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

Poised self-consciously between art and entertainment, Joshua offers imaginative staging and some superb performances...

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Superbly crafted psychological thriller...

0
San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle

press

So what's wrong with Joshua? Two things: The audience is ahead of the movie, and the movie never catches up...

0
Premiere Magazine

Premiere Magazine

press

One of the most diabolical things about this psychological thriller is just how open to interpretation it is...

3.0
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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

Seductive and creepy, perfect for a hot summer night when nobody has the energy to pose a lot of questions...

0

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