The Uninvited (2009)
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|Rating:||PG-13 (for violent, language including sexual references, nudity and some drug use)|
|Genre:||Drama, Horror, Mystery & Suspense|
|Directed By:||The Guard Brothers, Thomas Guard, Charles Guard|
|Written By:||Craig Rosenberg, Carlo Bernard, Doug Miro|
|In Theaters:||Jan 30, 2009 Wide|
|On DVD:||Apr 28, 2009|
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Critic Reviews for The Uninvited
As in the original, the film slyly manipulates the audience's perspective, and a brilliantly filmed climactic 'reveal' marks this British duo as a pair to watch.
The only genuinely startling moments come via the deafening sound effects that accompany a large roast hitting the floor and Anna scraping metal hangers along a clothing rack.
It's not original, it's not especially clever and the twist won't make you want to watch it again, but hey - at least it wasn't The Unborn.
The Uninvited may strike even viewers who don't know the original as disarmingly familiar.
Audience Reviews for The Uninvited
Wastes two very good performers, Elizabeth Banks and David Strathairn, in a murky silly wannabe thriller.
The Uninvited relies too heavily on cheesy dialogue, and jump scares to really be that frightening. It's predictable and unimaginative plot are silly, but the actors really do try their best with the material they are given. But alas, they can't save this mess. My friends and I saw the ending coming half-way through the film. This was an uninvited entry into the horror movie genre.
What hurts more to watch: a bad movie, or a below-average adaptation of a great movie? The Uninvited is a cliched piece of PG-13 horror shit from start to finish, with the faintest glimmers of Tale of Two Sisters' strengths peppered in between it all. Perhaps the film's only inspired choice was the casting of Emily Browning, who seems to be making her Hollywood bread and butter by playing heroines of total absence. As a broken, withdrawn, vacant shell of a girl, she excels - I'm not sure how much Browning herself is actually contributing to her portrayal, or if we are simply seeing a very boring pretty girl imrpinted on celluloid, but she works out half-decently here. The ending is a mess, especially by the standards of its predecessor's far more intelligent and bitter conclusion, and it more or less wastes the rest of its strong cast. David Straithairn is a phantom; Elizabeth Banks, despite a thankless role and some unforgivably clumsy writing, actually pulls off a performance of some ambiguity here. Surprising work, but only within the frame of a thoroughly awful, unsurprising mess of a movie.
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