The Power (2021)

The Power (2021)

The Power (2021)

In a dilapidated 1973 British hospital, a young nurse working the night shift must suddenly deal with a terrifying presence after the power switches off across the country.

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The Power (2021) / Reviews

Flicks

Flicks, Tony Stamp

For much of its runtime, The Power is predictable but functional, with the sort of atmospheric imagery you’d expect from its setup. Haunted house fans will dig this stuff well enough. Then comes a mid-film veer into more peculiar territory, when I felt the pleasing sensation of not knowing where the plot was heading. Unfortunately, this is brief, and the last stretch is a pileup of clumsy social messaging and cliched ghost-lore.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

After a bit of a damp start, the scares are merciless.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

The horror merely simmers as opposed to the feminist messaging that truly scorches.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

The film stumbles in delivering a cohesive vision.

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RogerEbert.com

RogerEbert.com

Most of the items on this formulaic checklist are used well enough, but none of them are surprising or so well-realised that they’re still compelling.

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Decider

Decider

The peculiarity of the setting and the overall mood make it worth an evening watch.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

The message here is strong. The delivery is flat.

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IndieWire

IndieWire

Faith makes the most out of dark rooms and creepy whispers, and all that tension is aided immeasurably by a transformative performance by Williams...

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A.V. Club

A.V. Club

The movie’s period spookiness and its Me Too outrage have virtually nothing to do each with other, diminishing the efficacy of both and making it feel like a tract.

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Bloody Disgusting

Bloody Disgusting

While it does employ some standard tropes, The Power succeeds in crafting an emotional powerhouse with a few memorable scares.

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