Orphan: First Kill

Orphan: First Kill

After escaping from an Estonian psychiatric facility, Leena Klammer travels to America by impersonating Esther, the missing daughter of a wealthy family. But when her mask starts to slip, she is put against a mother who will protect her family from the murderous “child” at any cost.

  • Released:
  • Runtime: 120 minutes
  • Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror
  • Stars: Isabelle Fuhrman, Julia Stiles, Rossif Sutherland, Sarah Luby, Hiro Kanagawa, Stephanie Sy, Erik Athavale, Jade Michael, Lauren Cochrane, Matthew Finlan, Kristen Sawatzky, Kennedy Irwin, Alec Carlos, Parker Bohotchuk, Gwendolyn Collins, Samantha Walkes, David Brown, Jeff Strome, Andrea del Campo, Alicia Johnston, Liam Stewart-Kanigan, Maxwell Nelson, Bradley Sawatzky, Marina Stephenson Kerr, Sharon Bajer, Maxine Sanders, Sadie Lee, Fred Tatasciore, Adam Hurtig, Morgan Easton-Fitzgerald, Dennis Scullard
  • Director: William Brent Bell
  • gabrielguerena-47860 - 9 January 2023
    Almost a remake of the first one
    For all the first part you just have to imagine how dumb one has to be to mistake your own daughter for a random stranger with a russian accent. Yes, imagine that.

    Despite the fact I never understood why The Orphan (2009) became so loved by some audience I decide to give this a chance and become really dissapointed. I think this move was a missed opportunity to please their loyal fanbase and instead it was just an excuse to take more of their money.

    This movie feels so lazy, awkward, full of nonsense and for the first 40 minutes you feel like you are just watching a remake of the first one with yet another plot twist that makes everything obvious and completely destroys the mystery.
  • mDanHam - 17 December 2022
    Should've Been Called "Orphan: Overkill."
    A completely unnecessary prequel that is also a rehash of the first one.

    Ms. Fuhrman was much more effective and believable when she was just a kid, playing a woman pretending to be a kid, than she was in this pointless yawn-inducer when she is really is an adult, pretending to be a kid.

    It's awkwardly obvious that certain camera angles and other techniques have to be employed to disguise her true height, and that a stand in, probably an actual child, is used in some long shot scenes where her face is not visible.

    Beyond the technical aspects, though, the whole story and setup is preposterous and not very well thought out. It reeks of being just a halfbaked contrivance cooked up to make a quick buck off the popularity of the first "Orphan," which was a fairly decent thriller.

    Actually, a not-so-quick buck, as the timing is oddly years off; it comes way too late for it to be of much interest to fans of the earlier flick.

    If I were to comment on the illogical things that irritated me the most, I would have to put a "spoiler" designation on this review, so I'll just leave it at that. If you liked "Orphan," don't bother with this one.