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cfish80

The squirmy, Highsmith-esque tension in the first half segues into a John Carpenter-esque, tongue-in-cheek 80s action extravaganza in the second half. It worked for me. Loved the soundtrack and Dan Stevens' Tom Ripley-meets-Terminator performance.
5 years 1 month ago
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armyofshadows

Great soundtrack. Personally, I thought the first half was terrific, and the second half derivative and stupid.
5 years 3 months ago
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DerekFME

Not bad. Didn't really grab me properly until nearer the end where it got particularly ludicrous, which was fun. Excellent soundtrack.
5 years 5 months ago
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Earring72

Starts out really good but this thriller goes way overboard in the last 30minutes without a satisfying explenation about who, what and why........never dull but missed opportunity
3 years 10 months ago
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xxNicollable

The only thing I found weird about this movie is that there is no emergency exit in the Halloween hall???????
Overall, I thought it was great and the ending had me doubting everything about it.
4 years 11 months ago
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Withnail33

Good first half (pacing, build, etc.) but the second half gets a little predictable and somewhat corny. Has the feel of a 1980's thriller (Terminator, Road House) and the awesome soundtrack helps to emphasize this feeling.

Overall, a solid action/thriller that's worth checking out; a nice throwback-feel film and decent acting by some of the main cast.
5 years ago
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Joker of Gotham

This Dan Stevens guy, it has a future in acting, he remembers me of a Ryan Gosling and Paul Walker mix.

Good recommendation by a friend of mine. A superior movie in comparison of Adam Wingard's previous movie You're Next.

4.25/5
5 years 1 month ago
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Torgo

I really liked the OST as well, but from a creative angle, it's almost frustrating to see how much the soundtrack is inspired by Drive. (Even the lead looks similar to Gosling!) Imagine Refn not being there the last 3 years and this film here would seem a lot more innovative.

Otherwise, a nice, thrilling piece with great set-up and a few strong scenes (the bar, the principal) and a few cliche moves towards the end. Recommended.
5 years 2 months ago
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Mercator

FUCKING AWESOME
5 years 3 months ago
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Jace Lightner

Unique in its plot.
Brilliant in its execution.
Spectacular in its cast.
5 years 5 months ago
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chryzsh

Holy shit this movie is terrible I can't even fathom how anyone could possibly like this.
3 years 12 months ago
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neocowboy

This was a lot of fun and a great platform for Dan Stevens to cast off the period drama shackles he could very easily be type-casted with forever.
4 years 4 months ago
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Siskoid

The Guest, a super-soldier gone bad thriller than really sings AS a thriller in the first half, but unfortunately devolves into an 80s action flick in the second. Ah well. Up front, Dan Stevens is extremely effective as a Iraq conflict veteran at once charming and sinister, who seduces his dead buddy's family members and embeds himself into their lives. The soundtrack is pretty great, by turns soothing and shocking, just like the main character is. But then we cut away to some military types, and it's suddenly not a thriller or a metaphor for your kid coming back from the war changed for both the better and the worse. It's just a lot of violence and horror/thriller clich├ęs. The music is still good, just not as clever as it was in the first half.
4 years 4 months ago
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Co500

Realised half way through that Wingard also made You're Next, both a really well made films

Loved the soundtrack and the final act was an amazing ending.
4 years 7 months ago
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thesplatt

Perfectly scored.
5 years 3 months ago

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