Right at Your Door Reviews

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Mary F. Pols
Contra Costa Times
August 24, 2007
[Director] Gorak succeeds in raising larger issues about societal paranoia, and the dangers of being too obedient and trusting of the powers that be.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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Ty Burr
Boston Globe
August 24, 2007
Maybe this is how the world ends in LA -- not with a bang but a 96-minute whimper.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Todd Gilchrist
IGN Movies
August 24, 2007
One supposes that a start-to-finish interesting film could be made from this material, especially since this essential dilemma is so ripe with dramatic potential. But Gorak treats it like a vignette rather than a windfall event...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
August 24, 2007
The poignancy of Right at Your Door lay in its real possibility in this volatile age.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Chris Cabin
Filmcritic.com
August 23, 2007
Though not a zombie film (if only!), Gorak's shuffling contagion thriller lumbers and groans like the living dead.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Ann Hornaday
Washington Post
August 23, 2007
Right at Your Door is a tick-tock of post-apocalyptic paranoia and moral ambiguity that would have made for some taut psychodrama on The Twilight Zone.
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Jan Stuart
Newsday
August 23, 2007
If Rod Serling had had a shot at penning a post-9/11 scenario for The Twilight Zone, it might have come out something like this compact and creepy suspense thriller of apocalypse, Los Angeles-style.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
August 23, 2007
While this is admittedly not lighthearted mainstream fare, the subject matter is interesting and is handled in a manner that offers a compelling and sometimes unsettling 95 minutes.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
August 22, 2007
There are no zombies to distract from the plausibility of Right at Your Door. And that's what makes this smart, coolly horrifying American indie thriller one of the scariest movies you're likely to see all year.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Frank Lovece
Film Journal International
August 22, 2007
Filmmaker Chris Gorak's unflinching focus, admirably impossible choices and unromantic naturalism make it a damned sight better than the much-hyped TV-movie The Day After.
Edward Douglas
ComingSoon.net
August 21, 2007
Despite being a talky movie, the writing and dialogue are mundane with characters inserting the F-word into every other line to try to make things edgier and more intense.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine
August 20, 2007
Right at Your Door finds itself somewhat adrift.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Harvey S. Karten
Compuserve
August 17, 2007
Listening to these two irritating people in a movie that's not scary is exasperating.
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
August 15, 2007
A healthy mixture of "On the Beach," and "Fail Safe," Chris Gorak's "Right at your Door" is possibly one of the most horrifying apocalyptic films I've seen in years...
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals
August 7, 2007
If Gorak had made his characters more engaging he might have commanded a suspense level worthy of an Armageddon.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Anton Bitel
Film4
June 13, 2007
An intimate disaster drama that gets under the skin like a virulent toxin.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Xan Brooks
Guardian
January 27, 2007
A vivid portrait of a town in crisis.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Kim Newman
Empire Magazine
September 23, 2006
A necessary counter-argument to the wave of patriotic 9/11 movies, this homes in on the other side of disaster and rings horribly true in the wake of the Washington anthrax scare and post-Katrina New Orleans.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Ben Walters
Time Out
September 23, 2006
What starts out as a horrible, even tragic set-up ends up feeling more like a so-so episode of The Twilight Zone.
David Edwards
Daily Mirror [UK]
September 23, 2006
Movies about moral choices work if we can relate to the characters' motivations, but that never happens here.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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