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Right at Your Door (2007)

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67

Average Rating: 6.3/10
Reviews Counted: 55
Fresh: 37 | Rotten: 18

Though Right at Your Door dips into melodrama at the end, it's an otherwise tense, effective, and eerily plausible doomsday scenario.

57

Average Rating: 5.5/10
Critic Reviews: 14
Fresh: 8 | Rotten: 6

Though Right at Your Door dips into melodrama at the end, it's an otherwise tense, effective, and eerily plausible doomsday scenario.

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A dirty bomb detonates in Los Angeles and a terrified husband decides to seal himself up in his suburban home and await the return of his working wife in first-time director Chris Gorak's tense and topical drama. As the sun rises on another day in Los Angeles, Brad (Rory Cochrane) sends his wife, Lexi (Mary McCormack), off to work with a kiss and a smile. When the media begins reporting on the detonation of a bomb within the city limits and a potentially toxic cloud covers the L.A. basin in ash,

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Mystery & Suspense, Drama

Chris Gorak

Jan 29, 2008

Lions Gate

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All Critics (57) | Top Critics (14) | Fresh (37) | Rotten (18) | DVD (9)

Nightmarish.

September 8, 2007 Full Review Source: Chicago Reader
Chicago Reader
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The acting's pretty good, and the cinematography keeps things lively.

September 1, 2007
New York Times
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[Stars] Cochrane and McCormack have zero chemistry and their characters are so different that they never compute as a couple.

August 24, 2007 Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle
San Francisco Chronicle
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It's the Cold War redux, but with the Enemy now everywhere.

August 24, 2007 Full Review Source: Newark Star-Ledger
Newark Star-Ledger
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As frightening as it intends to be, but not enjoyably so.

August 24, 2007 Full Review Source: New York Post
New York Post
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Has an ironic and unpredictable ending.

August 24, 2007 Full Review Source: New York Daily News
New York Daily News
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Strikingly different than most end-of-the-world midnight-movie scenarios.

April 28, 2011 Full Review Source: East Bay Express
East Bay Express

A realistic chilling post-9/11 doomsday film.

February 15, 2009 Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Right At Your Door effectue en somme un retour fracassant sur les deux dernières grandes tragédies ayant secoué la population états-unienne.

August 7, 2008 Full Review Source: Panorama

As a story, it's about twice as long as it should be, but as a horror experience, it's just about right.

February 9, 2008 Full Review Source: DVDTalk.com
DVDTalk.com

...a low-key yet sporadically tense drama...

January 31, 2008 Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews
Reel Film Reviews

While Brad fumes in his tight shots, Lexi is mobile.

October 19, 2007 Full Review Source: PopMatters
PopMatters

The agitated, theatrical dialogue reaches frenzied, jackhammer proportions even during the film's supposed quiet moments; it's thoroughly draining.

August 30, 2007 Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid
Combustible Celluloid

A pretty chilling affair.

August 26, 2007 Full Review Source: FEARnet
FEARnet

It will rattle your comfort zone and keep you unnerved throughout.

August 25, 2007
Maxim

There's no levity at all to distract from the unrelenting horror, unless you consider the entire film to be a big sick joke

August 25, 2007 Full Review Source: New Times
New Times

After the Katrina tragedy, the filmmaker's fears are both well-grounded and keenly realized.

August 24, 2007
Boxoffice Magazine

Cunningly riffs on everything from George Romero's Night of the Living Dead and The Crazies to our current terrorist-related night-sweats.

August 24, 2007 Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle
Austin Chronicle

McCormack and Cochrane can't transcend the cliched, meandering dialogue, so Brad and Lexi's dilemma never feels like anything but a didactic contrivance.

August 24, 2007 Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide | Comment (1)
TV Guide's Movie Guide

Crosses our real-life national nightmares with a cleverly constructed thriller to create a movie that is smart, impeccably acted, and extremely unsettling.

August 24, 2007
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Audience Reviews for Right at Your Door

three stars
June 20, 2012
YodaMasterJedi
MisterYoda ?

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"Terror just hit home."

After Lexi leaves home to visit Central LA, there's a terrorist attack involving chemical bombs. After the attack, her musician husband, Brad, fails to find her and reluctantly seals himself inside his house. He will have to deal with this decision in the days to come.

REVIEW
Chris Gorak's directorial debut taps into the post-9/11 paranoia and fear of global terrorism and raises some very tough and emotionally devastating questions by creating nihilistic situations that create the premises for this brilliant, tense film about what started off as a normal day soon turned into an absolute nightmare for the commuters and residents of Los Angeles.

Aspiring musician Brad (Rory Cochrane - "A Scanner Darkly") starts off his day preparing breakfast for his working wife Lexi (Mary McCormack). After he sees her off he sets about his usual routine around the house. But today everything is going to change. His music station is interrupted by the news bulletin that a series of explosions have shaken LA. He looks out his front door and sure enough smoke clouds are rising from the urban centre, and the streets are plagued with emergency services rushing in to help. Brad attempts to leave his suburban area and to rescue his wife - who he hasn't been able to contact. But the police won't let him leave the area. Brad, along with a neighbour, prepare to wait it out, but then comes the report that everyone has to seal their homes as the chemicals from the bombs are now airborne. They seal themselves in, but when Lexi arrives looking for help, Brad has to make a devastating decision - does he let her in and run the risk of contracting the infection, or does he leave her outside to the mercy of the army and scientists roaming the neighbourhood looking for the infected.

"Right at Your Door" is a very intense movie with brilliant performances from Rory Cochrane and Mary McCormack. Many people have discredited the film saying that it becomes boring and monotonous during the last forty minutes or so but I found it to be very engrossing and nerve-wrecking all through and never found it to be boring. That being said, it's not something I'd watch again. Intense and very interesting, it's worth checking out at least once.
November 14, 2011
LorenzoVonMatterhorn
Lorenzo von Matterhorn

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A zombie without the zombies and dirty bombs in place of the zombies.
July 21, 2010
Godless

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This gets boring from the middle. I expected it to be exciting.
May 18, 2010
3niR
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