The Strangers

The Strangers

The Strangers

Liv Tyler and Scott Speedman are stalked by three masked assailants while staying in an isolated holiday home in this scare-filled thriller. Their violent home invasion nightmare begins when a masked girl, asking for "Tamara", knock knocks on the door in the middle of the night...

200890 minsUSA
CrimeHorrorThriller

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Reviews & comments

Village Voice

Village Voice

press

Bertino teases with the unknown until he's left no pimple ungoosed. Sometimes avoiding the synapse-raping bad habits of splat packers Eli Roth and Alexandre Aja is its own reward; doing so without also submitting to Michael Haneke–style hand-slapping is nearly monumental.

Variety

Variety

press

It's all efficiently nerve-jangling, with Tyler and Speedman credibly registering every hue of panic. Still, after such a long, creepy, cannily restrained buildup, it must be said the resolution is rather flat, a full-circle postscript rote.

Stuff

Stuff

press

What you see is definitely what you get: A chair-grippingly scary horror film that might very well make you lock your doors, leave the lights on, and probably seek out a stranger for a comfort hug when you leave the cinema.

3.0
Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

press

Is Hollywood so disconnected from its past and bankrupt of ideas that it doesn't even know this movie is a screaming cliché?

Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

The movie deserves more stars for its bottom-line craft, but all the craft in the world can't redeem its story.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

A spare, creepily atmospheric psychological thriller with a death grip on the psychological aspect.

Film Threat

Film Threat

press

Ultimately, The Strangers does succeed in the sense that it offers a riveting, vastly credible enactment of everyone's worst nightmare.

3.0
Village Voice

Village Voice

press

Bertino teases with the unknown until he's left no pimple ungoosed. Sometimes avoiding the synapse-raping bad habits of splat packers Eli Roth and Alexandre Aja is its own reward; doing so without also submitting to Michael Haneke–style hand-slapping is nearly monumental.

Variety

Variety

press

It's all efficiently nerve-jangling, with Tyler and Speedman credibly registering every hue of panic. Still, after such a long, creepy, cannily restrained buildup, it must be said the resolution is rather flat, a full-circle postscript rote.

Stuff

Stuff

press

What you see is definitely what you get: A chair-grippingly scary horror film that might very well make you lock your doors, leave the lights on, and probably seek out a stranger for a comfort hug when you leave the cinema.

3.0
Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

press

Is Hollywood so disconnected from its past and bankrupt of ideas that it doesn't even know this movie is a screaming cliché?

Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

The movie deserves more stars for its bottom-line craft, but all the craft in the world can't redeem its story.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

A spare, creepily atmospheric psychological thriller with a death grip on the psychological aspect.

Film Threat

Film Threat

press

Ultimately, The Strangers does succeed in the sense that it offers a riveting, vastly credible enactment of everyone's worst nightmare.

3.0

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