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Little Bone Lodge

By Kat Halstead, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Dark, twisty, British thriller has violence, bad language.

Movie R 2023 93 minutes
Little Bone Lodge movie poster: Two sides of a blonde woman's face are placed together to make one, with a chain hanging down the center and a lodge dangling from the bottom.

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What initially sounds like your typical home invasion thriller is given complexity and a fair amount of creepiness in the first feature film script from writer Linpow, who also plays the role of Jack. Richardson carries the rest of Little Bone Lodge confidently in the increasingly unsettling part of Mama, and up-and-comers Cadby and Sadie Soverall both offer impressive performances in supporting roles. That there are twists is unsurprising, but their gruesomeness will either delight or disgust, depending how dark viewers are willing to go. Atmospheric, layered, and well-paced, the film not only cleverly subverts the genre while still delivering on thrills, but takes the time to build heartfelt relationships at the core -- keeping the stakes high right to the final scene.

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