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7 out of 8 people found the following review useful:

Could have been better.

Author: planet groovy from Rock Hill, SC
8 January 2001

This isn't a bad movie when you consider it was made for TV and probably did not have the biggest budget. It keeps you interested until you find out all the secrets, then you are kind of disappointed. Basically the plot is a mix of 'Hand That Rocks the Cradle' and 'Rosemary's Baby' so after a while you can see where things are going. With a better script and actors, this could have been pretty good; instead it is just an average TV movie.

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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful:

Quite alright

Author: peter4697 from Sweden
26 November 2008

We sort of know from the start that there's something wrong with the au pair moving into this American family. But the first hour of the film seems normal, like what's happening can be explained naturally. Which makes it even better when the supernatural plot unravels. The wife of the family doesn't like the au pair and at first the wife comes off as overly sensitive but then she's proved right. The sweet au pair has a bond with evil. The characters are well-played which makes the movie smooth. But on a final note, the end of the movie could have used a bit more horror, a bit more ultimatum.

This movie is entertaining and well-scripted. It's far from Psycho (1960) but far from boring. Given that it's a movie made for TV it's quite alright.

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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful:

Starts with a bang but becomes a long snooze

Author: Johan Louwet
27 July 2015

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Well I'm fully aware this was a TV-movie so I wasn't really expecting anything spectacular. Yet that beginning where a girl gets tricked into a dark laboratory by one of her colleagues and than the explosion setting everything on fire was quite well done. But of course I did know immediately that the wrong girl is going to work as au pair so there wasn't really a surprise there. I also knew that she was going to create chaos in the family. How she did that was in a rather unspectacular way however I quite liked how it drove the mother nuts. It was some kind of a slow burner. The problem however it really doesn't have any standout scenes. The role of the fake au pair's father is interesting so is the fake gardener. The fake au pair's motives remain pretty vague. The whole back story is told so quickly. The ending I thought it was rather lame and quite predictable. There also was some kind of epilogue which looked even sillier to me. It was enjoyable to watch once but forgettable as a whole.

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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful:

A Little Dull

Author: Nicole Robins from United Kingdom
23 August 2006

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Parts of it were a little eerie but the action left a lot to be desired, the fight scene at the end and the car crash were a little awful and a bit laughable.

I liked the flashes of the future in black and white though.And the explosion at the start looked pretty good, I think thats why it's disappointing, because the first five minuets were more entertaining than the rest of it put together.

Personally I think my media class could have made something better, but it wasn't terrible, the mothers dislike of the nanny was believable.

Okayish. It might have worked better as a spoof comedy.

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6 out of 11 people found the following review useful:

I liked it!

Author: robbytara from Atlanta
15 November 2002

I do not under stand all the bad talk about this movie; I mean come on! this was not intended as a hollywood block buster, it was made for lifetime TV. If you actually watch the movie closely or more than once, you will see that it is really kinda eerie. I watched this movie the very first time it was aired on october 1992 and have watched every rerun on lifetime since. I give it a solid 8 of 10

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Like The Omen only better

Author: jacobjohntaylor1 from Barry's bay Ontario Canada
15 April 2017

This movie is very is like The Omen but better. I will say that the original The Omen from 1976 is a pretty good movie. But this is better. The 2006 remake of The Omen was just overrated crap. This is a great movie is very scary. It is scarier then The Omen. This movie has a great story line. It also has great acting. It also has great special effects. 4.8 is a good ratting. But this is such a great movie movie. That 4.8 is underrating. I give this an 8. It is a great movie. You should see it, It really is a great horror movie. This is scarier then The silence of the lambs could ever be. This is scarier then A Nightmare on elm street and that is not easy to do. This is scarier then Friday the 13th V a new beginning and that is not easy to do. See this movie it is one of the best horror movies of all time.

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2 out of 5 people found the following review useful:

Incredible start but afterwards it collapses like ****

Author: -Peter- from Genk, Belgium
27 May 2001

I've seen this film and I must say, the first 7 minutes of the movie are really awesome, and thats all I can say about the film. If the film could hold the atmosphere from the beginning it would have been a GREAT film, but I think the makers ran out of inspiration :)

I rated this film 6

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1 out of 9 people found the following review useful:

Not even interesting

Author: Anders Åslund ( from Karlstad, Sweden
14 May 2000

Apart from being low-brow from the start, this film is not even merely interesting. It's just a waste of time and money. What bothers me the most is the fact that the makers seem to have picked a the girl's country of origin at random - since they weren't going to check any facts out before shooting.

I'm surprised they even got the car plates right. But it's downhill from there. The Volvo is clearly American, European cars arrange headlights differently. There are no catholic schools for girls in Stockholm, at least not of importance, since catholicism is a less important religion than Islam in Sweden.

The differences between Sweden and the US are not that great. I mean, she messes up the dinner because she can't use the microwave? Give me a break.

This film is not worth the 90-or-so minutes. Just fast forward through it and you'll do fine.

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