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Intruders

Overview


Genre :

Thriller, Horror

Release Date :

March 30, 2012 (Limited)

MPAA Rating :

R

Director :

Juan Carlos Fresnadillo

Starring :

Clive Owen, Daniel Bruhl, Carice van Houten, Ella Purnell, Kerry Fox, Pilar Lopez de Ayala, Lolita Chakrabarti, Mark Wingett, Hector Alterio, Adam Leese

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  Be the 1st!

Review rate : C

“..unfortunately, it’s followed here by twists that explain things too easily, making the fantastical seem ordinary after all..”
by Eric D. Snider [Film.com]
“..this is still an intelligent, scary little movie..”
by Stephen Whitty [Newark Star-Ledger]
2 of 4

“..there's plenty of atmosphere, with numerous dark shots, shadows, and night scenes, but the tone is more moody than scary..”
by James Berardinelli [ReelViews]
3 of 5

“..the most interesting parts of the story are stacked heavily towards the end of the film..”
by Amber Wilkinson [Eye for Film]
Review rate : C

“..the horror genre is neither confining nor in need of transcending, and it's that kind of attitude that leads to mediocrities like Intruders..”
by Scott Tobias [AV Club]
3 of 5

“..the film falls apart over a final surprise that's neither engaging nor effective..”
by Bill Gibron [Filmcritic.com]
2 of 4

“..simply not in the class of such recent Spanish thrillers as "The Others" and "Pan's Labyrinth"..”
by Lou Lumenick [New York Post]
“..its climactic reveal fizzles accordingly..”
by Mark Holcomb [Village Voice]
2.5 of 5

“..intruders segues into exactly the sort of slow-moving horror picture one might've expected..”
by David Nusair [Reel Film Reviews]
“..for a man with his own demons, the character takes far too long to connect the dots..”
by David Rooney [Hollywood Reporter]
2.5 of 5

“..first two acts are quite well done as they build on the mythology and really deliver on scares..”
by Brad Miska [Bloody Disgusting]
3 of 5

“..also explores some interesting ideas about the power of storytelling and the imagination..”
by Matthew Turner [ViewLondon]

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THE INTRUDERS :

“..this is one of those movies that's not very good but not so offensively bad that I regret ever seeing it. No doubt, it's also something I probably won't remember in a week..”
by Brian Oliver [The Movieman]

FOCUS :

“..like a counterfeit handbag: It looks great but falls apart when you reach into it..”
by Rafer Guzman [Newsday]

A LA MALA :

“..thoroughly predictable, and despite an original setup, the movie never rouses the emotions..”
by Marjorie Baumgarten [Austin Chronicle]

THE HUNTING GROUND :

“..the stories are horrifying, but essential to hear..”
by Joe Neumaier [NY Daily News]

OUT OF THE DARK :

“..a horror movie with an anti-globalist bent that's more interesting than its halfhearted scares..”
by Sara Stewart [New York Post]

THE SALVATION :

“..delivering a highly stylized widescreen revenge picture loaded with weapons and driven entirely by "superficial action"..”
by Peter Debruge [Variety]

EVERLY :

“..the film isn't particularly convincing either as a rousing anthology of bloodsport set pieces or a deeply felt portrait of revenge and reunion..”
by Vadim Rizov [A.V. Club]

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“..the hard-charging debut feature from TV director Yann Demange, makes us live every vivid, violent moment with him, the threat of death lurking at every turn..”
by Peter Travers [Rolling Stone]

BLUEBIRD :

“..undoubtedly a remarkable achievement, especially for a first-time filmmaker..”
by Jordan Hoffman [Film.com]

THE LAZARUS EFFECT :

“..still, "The Lazarus Effect," clocking in at a brief 86 minutes, doesn't go far enough, isn't scary enough and has mad scientists who just aren't mad enough..”
by Joe Neumaier [NY Daily News]