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An unnerving home-invasion thriller.
While we can see everything coming from a mile away, director Jeremy Power Regimbal does a great job with [the basic] screenplay.
That the film ultimately reveals itself to be about redemption and the process of healing over hopelessly succumbing to evil also gives the proceedings an added layer of worth and freshness.
| Original Score: 3/4
Offers a slightly more socially relevant motive than simply "crazy guy wants to kill family," and it works.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
Dies a horrible death in the second half, which is a crying shame when the opening is so strong and uniquely disturbing.
| Original Score: C-
The most frustrating thing about Jeremy Power Regimbal's directorial debut is there's part of a very effective thriller here. It's just not the good part.
| Original Score: 5.8/10
Sadly, Jeremy Power Regimbal's intense drama doesn't offer anything significant to a horror genre filled with superior choices.
| Original Score: 2.0/5.0
An unnaturally clumsy horror-thriller.
| Original Score: 3/10
Winds up turning itself into just a rote thriller about psychos learning that, appearance notwithstanding, every family has dysfunctional problems.
| Original Score: 2/4
Good performances and atmospheric direction aren't quite enough to elevate this home-invasion thriller above genre clichés.