The Prodigy

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The Prodigy
A mother has a young son whose disturbing behaviour signals that an evil, possibly supernatural force has overtaken him. Fearing for her family’s safety, she must grapple with her maternal instinct to love and protect the boy in favour of investigating what - or who - is causing his dark turn. She is forced to look for answers in the past, taking us on a wild ride; one where the line between perception and reality remains blurry.

92 minutes.
No persons under 16 (Language, Violence, Horror).
Horror, Thriller.

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So who’s head should we put in there?
So who’s head should we put in there?

Credits

Cast
Taylor Schilling, Brittany Allen, Jackson Robert Scott, Peter Mooney, Colm Feore, Olunike Adeliyi, Elisa Moolecherry
Director
Nicholas McCarthy
ScreenplayJeff Buhler
MusicJoseph Bishara
CinematographyBridger Nielson
EditingTom Elkins, Brian Ufberg
Sound formatsUnknown
SoundtrackNot available
Made in2019
Produced byOrion Pictures, Vinson Films

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreHorror
LanguageThe material contains strong impact infrequent crude language used in insults and expressing frustrations justified by the context of the storyline.
NudityLow impact infrequent implied nudity in a non sexual context justified by the context of the storyline.
SexNone
ViolenceThe material contains strong impact frequent violence justified by the context of the storyline.
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
CommentsContains scenes of horror.
The material contains complex and mature themes presented in a dark tone within a thriller and horror genre. Themes include a young boy who’s body is invaded by an adult serial killer who has unfinished business, re-incarnation of souls after death, psychological disorder diagnosis versus a soul of a dead person invading a body of a living person, research about the after life, family conflicts, motherly love, gruesome murders, regression, manipulation and deception as well as good versus evil. The film is laced with suspense and contains moderate to strong impact sense of threat and menace. Themes of a serial killer possessing a body of an 8 year old boy may be upsetting, disturbing, distressing or harmful to viewers under the age of 16 years who are still developing ‘self-identity’ and defining themselves in the society.
These details are supplied by the FPB. If you have a problem with any of the above, please take it up directly with the FPB. Read the Classification Guidelines.


CommonSenseMedia Report (USA)

Suggested age limit
16 +
Positive messages
0
Positive role models
1
Violence
4
Sex
1
Language
4
Consumerism
0
Drinking, drugs, smoking
1

Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

24.com
Ilan Preskovsky quote iconWhat can be said, though, is that for all that there’s nothing extraordinary about the Prodigy, it does successfully counter some of its lack of ingenuity and its over-reliance of horror tropes with a willingness to be, by turns, nasty, smart and humane, depending on what the narrative calls for at any particular moment.
10
Metacritic.com
9 critics
10
Rottentomatoes critics
12 critics
10
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer
10
CommonSenseMedia
Michael Ordona quote iconGraphic violence, language in “bad seed” horror movie.
10

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10

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