It's easily one of the most anticipated films of the year, and now it seems that it'll not only perform commercially, but critically as well.
Early reviews from US outlets made their way online last night and the word is resoundingly positive, with many critics praising the casting of Bill Skarsgard as Pennywise, the cinematography, Stranger Things alum Finn Wolfhard, and the blending of humour and horror. We'll have our own review up (hopefully) later this week and the film releases nationwide on September 8th, but in the meantime, here's what our colleagues in the US made of it.
I love the #ITMovie. It's everything I wanted. Scary as shit, Skarsgard nails Pennywise, and the Losers are perfection.
— Haleigh Foutch (@HaleighFoutch) August 26, 2017
- Haleigh Foutch, Collider
— Dan Casey (@DanCasey) August 26, 2017
- Dan Casey, Nerdist
Thrilled I can now say that IT is spectacular. Totally terrifying, but also amazing fun (the Losers are PERFECT). Top 10 candidate for me. pic.twitter.com/XjQHyNmSEq
— (((Eric Eisenberg))) (@eeisenberg) August 26, 2017
- Eric Eisenberg, CinemaBlend
— Eric Walkuski (@ericwalkuski) August 26, 2017
- Eric Walkuski, JoBlo.com
I've seen IT. ðŸŽˆ
I think it's one of the finest Stephen King adaptations ever made. pic.twitter.com/mwZ0Tsm2SX
— Anthony Breznican (@Breznican) August 26, 2017
- Anthony Breznican, EW
#ITMovie is a very handsome, polished execution of a story you know inside out. The big surprise is Finn Wolfhard. Really earns his spot.
— Phil Nobile Jr. (@PhilNobileJr) August 26, 2017
- Phil Nobile Jr., Birth.Movies.Death
IT made me cry (and not out of terror). It's funny, moving, and of course scary. The kids were EXCELLENT, esp Sophia Lillis. I loved IT. pic.twitter.com/LHb3Zi5zys
— Crystal Bell (@crystalbell) August 26, 2017
- Crystal Bell, MTV US