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  • Summary: Based on the novel by Joe Hill, Horns follows Ig Perrish (Daniel Radcliffe), the number one suspect for the violent rape and murder of his girlfriend, Merrin (Juno Temple). Hungover from a night of hard drinking, Ig awakens one morning to find horns starting to grow from his own head andBased on the novel by Joe Hill, Horns follows Ig Perrish (Daniel Radcliffe), the number one suspect for the violent rape and murder of his girlfriend, Merrin (Juno Temple). Hungover from a night of hard drinking, Ig awakens one morning to find horns starting to grow from his own head and soon realizes their power drives people to confess their sins and give in to their most selfish and unspeakable impulses – an effective tool in his quest to discover the true circumstances of his late girlfriend's tragedy and for exacting revenge on her killer. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 35
  2. Negative: 5 out of 35
  1. Reviewed by: Alonso Duralde
    Oct 31, 2014
    70
    Much of what makes Horns so impressive, and such fun to watch, is the film's ability to juggle a variety of genres.
  2. Reviewed by: Claudia Puig
    Oct 30, 2014
    63
    Through most of the movie, the former star of the Harry Potter movies sports an impressive set of curling ram-style protuberances that bring to mind a character in "Pan's Labyrinth."
  3. Reviewed by: A.O. Scott
    Oct 30, 2014
    60
    There are so many red herrings and plot twists, such a dense barrage of flashbacks and quick cuts, that you may find yourself as rattled and breathless as Ig himself. And a bit let down at the end, when all the noise, color and energy resolve into a basic whodunit decked out in weak special effects and spiritual swamp gas.
  4. Reviewed by: Ed Gonzalez
    Oct 26, 2014
    50
    For a story so unconventional, it's executed without director Alexandre Aja's typical commitment to anarchic awe.
  5. Reviewed by: Peter Travers
    Oct 30, 2014
    50
    Horns has style to burn, but there's no there there.
  6. Reviewed by: Elizabeth Weitzman
    Oct 30, 2014
    40
    Alexandre Aja’s supernatural thriller Horns isn’t an entirely successful movie. But with a committed Daniel Radcliffe in the lead, it’s a consistently intriguing one.
  7. Reviewed by: Rodrigo Perez
    Oct 31, 2014
    16
    When Horns thankfully concludes, relief sets in; this hellishly misguided effort concludes with an inferno and sequels are never sprung from the equivalent of a mouthful of ash.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 13
  2. Negative: 2 out of 13
  1. Feb 6, 2015
    10
    I had to give this movie a 10 because I must say I enjoyed it more then most of the unoriginal dribble in movies these days. Most movie anyI had to give this movie a 10 because I must say I enjoyed it more then most of the unoriginal dribble in movies these days. Most movie any more are either remakes or rehashes of the same by the numbers stuff we have seen a thousand times before. Does that merit a high score on its own? No. But this movie kept me interested from start to finish and I felt the story was well told and concluded perfectly. Daniel Radcliffe did a great job with it and proved he can act and move beyond Harry Potter. I think critics should get there heads out of there butts and see good original content as a plus instead of waiting for the next remake or the same old cookie cutter idea.. Expand
  2. Dec 17, 2014
    9
    I am a bit confused by the average reviews. I don't write many reviews on metacritic but I figured this film is due an honest normal movieI am a bit confused by the average reviews. I don't write many reviews on metacritic but I figured this film is due an honest normal movie goer review.

    Bottom line...it is way out there as far as plots go....and I loved it. It is dark, funny and I though well done over all. It is not an artsy fartsy film meant to win awards and woo audiences....it is meant to hit you in the face and make you enjoy yourself. I can't stress enough to give this a try. Besides....it is nice to see 'Harry Potter" not being anything even remotely close to a "Harry Potter".
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  3. Dec 13, 2014
    8
    Really good acting,really good special effects and an original story are what makes this movie special.Even if we sawed coming who the realReally good acting,really good special effects and an original story are what makes this movie special.Even if we sawed coming who the real killer was, and even if his death was stupid, the movie was still enjoyable. Expand
  4. Mar 10, 2015
    7
    Daniel Radcliffe with devil horns in a movie directed by Alexandre Aja, this should good... or not.

    The story is about Daniel Radcliffe
    Daniel Radcliffe with devil horns in a movie directed by Alexandre Aja, this should good... or not.

    The story is about Daniel Radcliffe character when one day, he inexplicably finds a set of horns has grown out of his head - and it gives him a new power - a power to finally find the person responsible for the devastation in his life.

    This movie started off pretty damn good with are main character which you hate at the start, but as the film went on he became a bit likable. Daniel Radcliffe in the film was really good in this movie and I want to see him in more movies. I liked that light dark tone the movie started off with, until the last third of this movie kind of fell a part for me. The movie lost it senses of fun and lost it's dark humor with the last part of the movie being pretty weak. But the directing I though was good and Daniel Radcliffe was brilliant in this film.
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  5. Jan 7, 2015
    6
    Horns is an interesting while uneven film that works sometimes. I thought the concept was good, but the execution in many scenes tried forHorns is an interesting while uneven film that works sometimes. I thought the concept was good, but the execution in many scenes tried for shock value and fell short. Overall I'd say this is a one time rental. B- Expand
  6. Nov 8, 2014
    6
    A man (Daniel Radcliffe) is suspected by everyone in his small town for the murder of his girlfriend. He wakes up one morning and starts toA man (Daniel Radcliffe) is suspected by everyone in his small town for the murder of his girlfriend. He wakes up one morning and starts to grow horns. As a result of his not so subtle demonic presence, everyone he encounters starts to confess their true (and usually hateful) impulses. This somewhat compelling drama turns into a whodunit, tosses in some horror tropes, then ends up in wacko land. The cast is strong and the encounters are interesting, but the devil imagery just becomes silly and the finale is downright absurd Expand
  7. Dec 14, 2014
    1
    The story is poor, the dialogue is poorer, the acting is poorest, and the ending is downright ridiculous. Horns doesn't show the tiniest flashThe story is poor, the dialogue is poorer, the acting is poorest, and the ending is downright ridiculous. Horns doesn't show the tiniest flash of decency and I find myself lost for words in describing how bad it is. Absolutely unimpressive and a shameful note on the resume of everybody who participated in the making of this film, Daniel Radcliffe included. Expand

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