George Ratliff's supremely sinister film will leave more than a few viewers wary in its wake.
While Farmiga suffers due to the one-note nature of her largely unbearable character, Rockwell brings a welcomed humanity to a film that nearly suffocates its audience with mounting, borderline hysterical tension. And Kogan is close to remarkable in the title role. While Joshua clearly accomplishes its intended goals -- to scare the shit out of potential parents and to impart the fragility of the mind -- it also leaves one feeling chewed up in the teeth of Ratliff's well-choreographed manipulation machine. Grade: B-