The Uninvited

The Uninvited

The Uninvited

A remake of Korean horror Janghwa, Hongryeon, in which Anna (Emily Browning) returns home from a stint in a mental hospital after her mother's tragic death.

Although glad to see her sister, Anna is shocked to find that her father (David Strathairn) is now romantically involved with the mother's former nurse (Elizabeth Banks), who has moved into the family house. Anna is also more than a little surprised when the ghost of her mother appears, and makes suggestions that the nurse's intentions are not very wholesome at all...

200988 minsUSA,
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Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

press

Weak even by the standard of uninspired recent Asian-horror remakes, The Uninvited is more likely to induce snickers and yawns than shudders and yelps.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

press

The main problem with The Uninvited lies in its refusal to decide just what movie it wants to be a commercial for. It certainly doesn’t have much in common with "A Tale of Two Sisters," the creepy Korean horror film of which it is supposedly a remake.

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

Emily Browning's face helps The Uninvited work so well...She makes you fear for her, and that's half the battle. Yet she's so fresh she's ready for a Jane Austen role.

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Newshub

Newshub

press

As far as Asian horror remakes go, this one is right up there with The Ring for quality. It’s not as complex or involving as the original it is adapted from but is still a very enjoyable 3 and a half star watch.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

Without dwelling on the limited abilities of novice British filmmakers Tom and Charles Guard (a.k.a. the Guard Brothers) -- who seem to have divvied up duties here by having one sibling focus exclusively on close-up shots of doorknobs and the other oversee everything else -- the movie's fatal flaw is the undeveloped relationship between the two sisters.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

The film is still cheesy rather than deliciously scary. It never really generates sustained suspense.

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Rocks

it was awesome !

5.0
0

Not Worth Seeing

I was in awe of seeing this, but then when watching the cliche's throughout are obvious, and the film really is like many recent Asian remakes, BORING!

2.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

Weak even by the standard of uninspired recent Asian-horror remakes, The Uninvited is more likely to induce snickers and yawns than shudders and yelps.

0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

The main problem with The Uninvited lies in its refusal to decide just what movie it wants to be a commercial for. It certainly doesn’t have much in common with "A Tale of Two Sisters," the creepy Korean horror film of which it is supposedly a remake.

0
Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

Emily Browning's face helps The Uninvited work so well...She makes you fear for her, and that's half the battle. Yet she's so fresh she's ready for a Jane Austen role.

0
Newshub

Newshub

press

As far as Asian horror remakes go, this one is right up there with The Ring for quality. It’s not as complex or involving as the original it is adapted from but is still a very enjoyable 3 and a half star watch.

0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

Without dwelling on the limited abilities of novice British filmmakers Tom and Charles Guard (a.k.a. the Guard Brothers) -- who seem to have divvied up duties here by having one sibling focus exclusively on close-up shots of doorknobs and the other oversee everything else -- the movie's fatal flaw is the undeveloped relationship between the two sisters.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

The film is still cheesy rather than deliciously scary. It never really generates sustained suspense.

0

Rocks

it was awesome !

5.0
0

Not Worth Seeing

I was in awe of seeing this, but then when watching the cliche's throughout are obvious, and the film really is like many recent Asian remakes, BORING!

2.0
0