Candyman (2021)

2021 • 91 minutes
37 reviews
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For as long as residents can remember, the housing projects of Chicago's Cabrini Green neighborhood were terrorized by a ghost story about a supernatural killer. A decade after the Cabrini towers were torn down, visual artist Anthony McCoy (Yahya Abdul-Mateen II) and his girlfriend, gallery director Brianna Cartwright (Teyonah Parris), move into a luxury loft condo in Cabrini, now gentrified beyond recognition and inhabited by upwardly mobile millennials. With Anthony's painting career on the brink of stalling, a chance encounter with a Cabrini Green old-timer (Colman Domingo) exposes Anthony to the tragically horrific nature of the true story behind Candyman. Anxious to maintain his status in the Chicago art world, Anthony begins to explore these macabre details in his studio as fresh grist for paintings, unknowingly opening a door to a complex past that unravels his own sanity and unleashes a terrifyingly viral wave of violence that puts him on a collision course with destiny.

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37 reviews
M Ladeau
January 13, 2022
SPOILERS I walked out after 45 minutes of watching it in the cinema. I decided to watch it again. This movie looks good, the dialogue is mostly good, but the main protagonist is boring, even the twist at the end doesn't make his character interesting. The reason we are giving why it's all happening is really weak. Luckily this movie is short in length.
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Emma McBride
October 13, 2021
Fantastic sequel to the first movie! For maximum enjoyment watch the Tony Todd original Candyman then watch this straight after, you'll see how they tie in together much more clearly, but you've got to see the first one because this is definitely not a remake!
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Jonathan Gittings
May 6, 2022
Awful. The original was brilliant and scary. This is just slow, boring, and the candyman is hardly seen. It's also way too political and plainly anti police. Rubbish.
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