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‘Come Play’ Film Review: Middling Monster Movie Lacks Metaphor, Meaning – TheWrap

A top-flight cast struggles to bring heft to this creature-feature



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There’s a monster in “Come Play” that no one can quite grab, and if there’s an underlying metaphor for that monster, writer-director Jacob Chase (adapting his short film) has similar difficulties getting his arms around any deeper meaning.
Not that all monster movies have to be laden with significance, obviously, but without some deeper idea at play here, all that’s left is a routine, jump-scare-laden PG-13 horror tale featuring a cast that’s above the film’s paygrade.
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