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The Good Son (1993)

DVD Cover (Twentieth Century Fox)
Director:
Joseph Ruben Joseph Ruben
Starring:
Macaulay Culkin Macaulay Culkin
Elijah Wood Elijah Wood
Wendy Crewson Wendy Crewson
David Morse David Morse
Daniel Hugh Kelly Daniel Hugh Kelly

5.9 / 10 - Overall Rating

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Genres: Psychological Thriller, Thriller
A young boy stays with his aunt and uncle and befriends his cousin, a boy of the same age who begins showing increasing signs of violent and psychopathic behavior. --IMDb
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Review by Chad
Added: February 13, 2004
Pretty nice flick right here, I rather enjoyed it. It did start out a bit slow, but picked up rather swiftly... and it was quite the twist seeing Culkin in a role like this. I'd only seen him in Home Alone before this, so yep, definite change. The storyline was nicely written, with enough evil deeds by him to keep it entertaining, yet semi-believable. Elijah did a decent job in his role, too bad he had to end up being in the shitfest known as the LOTR Trilogy ten years later. Nice ending as well, not often that you'll see a kid die in a flick.

6/10
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bluemeanie #1: bluemeanie - added 11/04/2005, 10:33 PM
I loved this film when I was little, Macaulay Culkin's sequey into thrillers. He did a nice job, as did Elijah Wood and Wendy Crewson and David Morse. The performances was there and it was nice seeing Culkin go out of his way to be the bad ass. And, how about that ending? You've gotta love that ending. 7/10.
Edd #2: Edd - added 03/31/2008, 09:44 AM
Love the idea of a non-satanic serial killer child. Culkin's just so evil. 10/10
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