THE GOOD SON
Release Date: September 24, 1993
Starring: Macaulay Culkin, Elijah Wood,
Wendy Crewson, David Morse,
Daniel Hugh Kelly, Jacqueline
Brookes, & Quinn Culkin.
Genre: Psychological Drama
Runtime: 95 minutes
Distributor: Twentieth Century Fox
Director: Joseph Ruben
Producer: EXECUTIVEPRODUCERS: Ezra
Swerdlow & Daniel Rogosin
Writer: Ian McEwan
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A basic premise of evil versus good weaves itself into the complicated fabric of human nature in THE GOOD SON. The question the film asks is "What makes a person bad?" However, it also asks, "Where does evil come from?" The Gothic film setting promotes a dichotomy of good versus evil. The fine, picturesque cinematography, suspenseful pace and timing, and competent acting on the parts of Macaulay Culkin and Elijah Wood make the film worth seeing--although not for children at all, since they will see one of their favorite actors perpetrating evil on people. But for those who like a good psychological thriller, THE GOOD SON could supply an evening's enjoyment.