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By Stefan Pape, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Chilling psychological thriller has some gore and language.

Movie NR 2020 101 minutes
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Kindred is a compelling thriller that plays gloriously on the notion of trust -- or lack thereof. The lead character of Charlotte, brought to life brilliantly by Lawrence, is that archetypal lead in a film of this nature, manipulated, and vitally, never knowing who to believe, and that includes herself. Pregnant and emotionally vulnerable, she becomes convinced that her recently dead boyfriend's family is trying to control both her and her unborn baby. This creates a mysterious, unsettling atmosphere, as like the sympathetic Charlotte, we don't know what we can and can't believe.

Yet while conventional at times in playing up to the beats of the genre, it's a unique movie, and utilizes its remote setting to great effect. The ensemble are what make this though, as joining Lawrence is the always-excellent Shaw, and Lowden who turns in a fantastic display as a character you wouldn't trust as far as you could throw him.

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