Get us in your inbox

The Unborn

  • Film
  • 1 out of 5 stars
693.x480.film.unborn.jpg
Advertising

Time Out says

1 out of 5 stars
David S Goyer’s non-kosher riff on ‘The Exorcist’ is stillborn, as was its heroine Casey’s twin brother, strangled in utero by her umbilical cord. But now the latest in an infected bloodline to be possessed by a dybbuk (a spirit) wants to be born. It all began with her grandma’s experience at the hands of  Nazi eugenicists, and now college girl Casey (Odette Yustman) must ‘finish what began in Auschwitz’.

One of her brown eyes turns Aryan blue and she is compelled to pad around in her underwear. Her sensitive boyfriend (Cam Gigandet) and sassy girlfriend (Meagan Good) can’t help, so Casey asks a rabbi (an embarrassed Gary Oldman) to rid her of this evil spirit.
Goyer throws everything at this preposterous plot – a demonic child, spooky mirrors, a rabid dog with an upside-down head and an exorcism conducted in Hebrew. It’s almost too silly to be offensive. Almost, but not quite.
Written by Nigel Floyd

Release Details

  • Rated:15
  • Release date:Friday 27 February 2009
  • Duration:87 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:David S Goyer
  • Screenwriter:David S Goyer
  • Cast:
    • Odette Yustman
    • Jane Alexander
    • Gary Oldman
    • Meagan Good
    • Cam Gigandet
    • Idris Elba
    • Atticus Shaffer
    • James Remar
    • Carla Gugino
Advertising
You may also like

    The best things in life are free.

    Get our free newsletter – it’s great.

    Loading animation
    Déjà vu! We already have this email. Try another?

    🙌 Awesome, you're subscribed!

    Thanks for subscribing! Look out for your first newsletter in your inbox soon!