Intruders Reviews

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Marshall Fine
Hollywood & Fine
March 30, 2012
Never compels the viewer to buy into any of this or to invest emotionally. And the scary stuff is only frighteningly bland.
Dave White
Movies.com
March 30, 2012
The net effect is like what happens on Halloween when a teenager who's too old and much too tall to be out trick-or-treating knocks on your door wearing a painstakingly constructed but zero-scare-factor hobo costume.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
March 30, 2012
"Intruders'' looks great and has a promising opening, but this atmospheric Spanish psychological thriller is otherwise pretty underwhelming.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Robert Levin
amNewYork
March 30, 2012
It's impossibly labored and dull, a case study in the wrong way to make a horror movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Edward Douglas
ComingSoon.net
March 29, 2012
An absolute mess, completely unsatisfying and a waste of time.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/10
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
March 29, 2012
Why do so many horror movies that begin with promise fall apart in the final act?
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Amy Biancolli
San Francisco Chronicle
March 29, 2012
If you don't guess the big twist in the first 30 minutes, "Intruders" is half of a good movie. If you do, it's about a third of a good movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Manohla Dargis
New York Times
March 29, 2012
It's a pleasure to find that Mr. Fresnadillo has assumed the mantle of horror classicist to make "Intruders," using shadows and directorial sleights of hand to coax forth its slow-building scares rather than just pouring on the usual guts and gore.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Laura Clifford
Reeling Reviews
March 29, 2012
Tellingly, Fresnadillo didn't have a hand in writing this one, and although it intrigues initially, its underlying premise, revealed in a third act 'twist,' is so illogical and just plain stupid any good will is thrown out the window.
Full Review | Original Score: D
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March 29, 2012
Little happens in the first act, and most of what transpires in the second will be contradicted by the events of the third. Doesn't leave much of a net sum.
Peter Keough
Boston Phoenix
March 29, 2012
When the most pulse-pounding moments involve a burning overcoat or a glimpse of an arm in a surveillance video, the threat of inner and outer violation remains more theoretical than palpable.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Ethan Gilsdorf
Boston Globe
March 29, 2012
Its muddled, overambitious story leaves us unsatisfied - you might even say hollow.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
March 29, 2012
Owen is a good actor stuck in a subpar creepfest that makes no good use of his gravitas and talents.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/5
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Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic
March 29, 2012
"Intruders" promises much but delivers relatively little.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Roger Moore
Tribune News Service
March 29, 2012
Horror has been so dumbed down in recent years that it's a minor miracle when a movie in this genre actually gives you something to ponder, something more than omnipotent nuts-with-knives or teenagers trapped in abandoned summer camps.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
March 28, 2012
Plays with classic horror elements of rain, bony monster fingers, vertiginous camera angles, and assorted shout-outs to Pan's Labyrinth.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Michelle Orange
Movieline
March 28, 2012
A movie about childhood nightmares that plays too much like an actual, incoherent nightmare to make a good movie, Intruders is a psychodrama divided against itself.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
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Rex Reed
New York Observer
March 28, 2012
Intruders is never scary, and it's so implausible and uninvolving that even when it's being explained, it is still unconvincing. Talky psychology is a poor substitute for supernatural thrills.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out
March 27, 2012
All Hollow Face -- a black-hooded, vaporous shape -- likes to do, apparently, is hover over sleeping bodies and snatch a leg or two.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Mark Holcomb
Village Voice
March 27, 2012
With nothing tangible at stake, Intruders is just an aggregation of influences that's as blank as its bogeyman.
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