The Curse of La Llorona 0.0 stars

Curse of La Llorona movie poster

The legend of La Llorona —the “weeping woman” who, upon learning of her husband’s infidelity, revenge-killed their two small children — is said to have been the foremost generator of nightmares among impressionable Hispanic toddlers. But when the two children of CPS employee Anna (Linda Cardellini) show up for school with his-and-her matching Indian burns, it’s tough not to look to their single mom as the real-life-nightmare suspect. In fact, the only satisfactory way for this “old dark house” variant to resolve would have been on a note of filicidal unrestraint. A dim bulb in The Conjuring constellation, similar to last year’s The Nun with respect to a comparatively small budget that afforded its lead spook but a single, sour expression with which to give face to all the accelerated lunging. Viewers are left with the feeling that they’ve spent 90 minutes being chased through a haunted house by a stunt person wielding an oil painting. 2019.

Scott Marks

Showtimes

AMC Mission Valley

1640 Camino del Rio North, San Diego, 888-262-4386 | Directions

Wednesday, May 22

5:00pm, 7:25pm, 10:15pm

AMC Plaza Bonita

3050 Plaza Bonita Road, National City, 888-262-4386 | Directions

Wednesday, May 22

7:10pm

Thursday, May 23

7:10pm

Cinépolis Vista

25 Main Street, Vista, 760-945-7469 | Directions

Wednesday, May 22

2:45pm, 5:00pm, 7:20pm, 9:40pm

Thursday, May 23

10:25am, 12:35pm, 2:45pm, 5:00pm

Regal Escondido

350 West Valley Parkway, Escondido, 760-291-0119 | Directions

Wednesday, May 22

4:20pm, 6:45pm, 9:10pm

Thursday, May 23

1:55pm, 4:20pm, 6:45pm, 9:10pm

Regal Oceanside

401 Mission Avenue, Oceanside, 760-439-1327 | Directions

Wednesday, May 22

5:30pm, 8:00pm

Thursday, May 23

1:05pm

Regal Parkway Plaza

405 Parkway Plaza, El Cajon, 619-401-3456 | Directions

Wednesday, May 22

9:45pm

Thursday, May 23

9:45pm

Regal Rancho del Rey

1025 Tierra del Rey, Chula Vista, 619-216-4707 | Directions

Wednesday, May 22

4:20pm, 6:40pm, 9:10pm

Thursday, May 23

2:00pm, 4:20pm

Regal Rancho San Diego

2951 Jamacha Road, El Cajon, 619-660-3483 | Directions

Wednesday, May 22

4:25pm, 7:00pm, 9:40pm

Thursday, May 23

11:45am, 2:05pm, 4:25pm

Regal San Marcos

1180 W. San Marcos Boulevard, San Marcos, 760-471-3734 | Directions

Wednesday, May 22

5:00pm, 7:40pm, 10:20pm

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