The Guest (2014)

The Guest (2014)

The Guest (2014)

The family of a serviceman killed in action receive an unexpected visit from one of his deadly comrades (Dan Stevens, Downton Abbey's Matthew Crawley) in this creepy thriller from the makers of You're Next. Co-stars Maika Monroe, star of breakout indie horror It Follows.

2014Rating: MA15+, Strong violence96 minsUSA
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The Guest (2014) / Reviews

Flicks, Matt Glasby

Flicks, Matt Glasby

There are lots of so-called “throwback horrors” around at the moment – hello, Housebound – but it doesn't matter what vintage your clothes are if you haven't got the moves.

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Variety

Variety

Wingard wreaks havoc on another nuclear family in this giddily violent treat for genre fans.

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Total Film

Total Film

Cool as you like one second, camp as Christmas the next, this entertainingly overpumped action-horror will have genre fans (and their mums) grinning from ear to ear.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

Wingard is building a résumé that pays at least as much attention to character and story as it does to scares and body count.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

Increasingly ludicrous schlocker has plenty of fun with genre convention, unafraid to laugh at itself as the bodies pile up and the knowing nods and winks become manic twitches.

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The Dissolve

The Dissolve

Wingard's direction is a robust throwback to the VHS gorefests of yore, but with a distinctly more modern slickness and snap.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

One of the many pleasures of director Adam Wingard's tough, fun thriller is seeing Matthew Crawley -- er, British actor Dan Stevens -- serve up a mesmerizing star turn of psycho charm.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

A slow-burn approach seems to pose a challenging change-up for the filmmakers, who struggle to build tension as the second acts stretches well past the point when the level of menace should be escalating.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

Mainstream audiences may find this too oddball to appreciate as a straight thriller. But tune into its strange frequency and there is much to enjoy — perhaps even adore.

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