The Good Son (1993)

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A young boy stays with his aunt and uncle and befriends his cousin, a boy of the same age who begins showing increasing signs of violent and psychopathic behavior.

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  • Macaulay Culkin and Elijah Wood in The Good Son (1993)
  • Macaulay Culkin and Elijah Wood in The Good Son (1993)
  • Elijah Wood at an event for The Good Son (1993)
  • Macaulay Culkin and Elijah Wood in The Good Son (1993)
  • Elijah Wood in The Good Son (1993)
  • Macaulay Culkin and Elijah Wood at an event for The Good Son (1993)

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11 January 2002 | hitchs
Some excellent bits
An interesting idea: parents having to deal with a psychopathic child. Believe it or not, such a situation is not uncommon. And Culkin does an excellent job. His coolness, his sudden changes of approach without any apparent shifting of gears, his complete lack of emotional reaction - which have been interpreted by some reviewers as poor acting - are actually very realistic. Personally, I find his calm and apparently effortless demeanour more frightening than the ravings of the lunatics in many other horror films.

Unfortunately, the plot lacks all credibility. Certainly psychopaths are excellent con-men (in fact, they are the most typical con-men) but it is absurd to believe that a child like this could have covered his tracks so well that his parents do not even suspect that there is something wrong with him. Even more ridiculous is that his behaviour towards his little sister - whom he hates enough to try to kill her - has been so good in the past that she trusts him completely. The cliches of the over-dramatic ending are also a bit much. A pity, because there is much of value in the film.

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