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The Unborn (Unrated)
  • NR
  • 1h 28m
  • 2009
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Enter a world of unrelenting evil as terror finds a new form in The Unborn Unrated Cut. From the producers of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and the co-writer of The Dark Knight comes this shocking supernatural thriller about a young woman (Odette Yustman) plagued by chilling dreams and tortured by a demonic ghost that haunts her waking hours. Her only hope to break the debilitating paranormal curse is in an exorcism with spiritual advisor Sendak (Gary Oldman). See what lies beyond the doorway of our world in the unrated cut too terrifying for theaters!

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

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Critics Consensus: David Goyer's Unborn is a tame genre effort with cheap thrills and scares that border on silliness.
Reviews
Time Out
Joshua Rothkopf
Fresh

June 22, 2017
Chicago Reader
Cliff Doerksen
Fresh

[An] exuberantly creepy mash-up of Jewish folklore, J-horror atmospherics, and demonic possession...

June 22, 2017
Time Out
Nigel Floyd
Rotten

David S Goyer's non-kosher riff on 'The Exorcist' is stillborn,

June 21, 2017
Entertainment Weekly
Clark Collis
Fresh

Goyer has penned many scripts superior to this one, but he does make sure you're never far away fr...

June 21, 2017
Chicago Tribune
Michael Phillips
Rotten

Filmed in Chicago but universal in its lameness...The Unborn is the story of a dybbuk who makes tr...

June 21, 2017
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Common Sense Says
Possession tale is low on blood, but high on scares.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this is a review of the PG-13-rated movie and not the unrated DVD version. This horror film, while relatively bloodless, is still totally frightening (as in NOT for younger kids). It's full of freaky, scary stuff like monsters, creatures, and demons. Since the evil entity in the movie can jump from body to body, much of the violence in the film involves un-possessed people lashing out at possessed victims -- including children. There's also lots of talk about abstract, monster-related theological issues (i.e. can a Jewish rite of exorcism protect a non-believer?). A subplot about a Holocaust survivor leads to imagery of Nazi death camps and medical experiments. Because the film's plot revolves around a stillborn twin, there's also disturbing imagery involving pregnancy, birth, and infancy that's used to create shock and horror. Characters also drink, swear, and get intimate (though nothing too sensitive is shown).

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Horror, Mystery, Drama
  • Release Date:July 7, 2009
  • Highest Available for Purchase:HD

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