The Guardian

The Guardian
The Guardian
  • R
  • 1h 32m
  • 1990
Rotten22%
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A handsome young couple finds the perfect live-in babysitter to look after their newborn child. It seems like a fairy tale, until ancient, super-natural forces turn the couple's dream into a nightmare. In his first horror film since The Exorcist, Oscar®-winning director William Friedkin spins a terrifying tale based on every parent's worst fears. Jenny Seagrove portrays the enchanting guardian, who enters the home of new parents Dwier Brown and Carey Lowell possessing impeccable references and an affinity for children. But as her true intentions are revealed, the battle for the child's soul begins in this chilling film based on Dan Greenburg's popular novel, The Nanny.

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Reviews
Fantastica Daily
Chuck O'Leary
Rotten

A dumb horror film that's down there with Deal of the Century as one of Friedkin's worst efforts.

June 21, 2017
ÜberCiné
Gregory Weinkauf
Rotten

Friedkin here seems strangely determined to squander his talent; lots of wasted opportunities.

June 21, 2017
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Additional Info

  • Genre:Horror
  • Release Date:April 27, 1990
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English
  • Audio Format:
    Stereo
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