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Chris Nashawaty
Entertainment Weekly
December 30, 2013
Given its title, you can be forgiven for assuming that Adam Wingard's home-invasion thriller will be just another blood-soaked body-count flick. But You're Next is better than that. A lot better.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
December 30, 2013
By slasher standards, the writing is good, with interesting turns and surprises. And the acting isn't bad, either, though Vinson is the one to remember.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Anna Smith
Time Out
August 27, 2013
Fairly routine brunette-fighting-for-survival stuff with a liberal dose of dark humour.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
August 23, 2013
Home invasion thrillers seem to come along every five minutes... Kudos then to indie director Adam Wingard for kicking in with some fresh ideas.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Bilge Ebiri
New York Magazine/Vulture
August 23, 2013
Maybe, in another time and place, and with different actors and a better director, it might have worked. But this thing collapses right from the get-go.
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Peter Howell
Toronto Star
August 23, 2013
Satisfies the expectations of Midnight Madness gore hounds - and then it happily goes about exceeding those expectations.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
August 23, 2013
A well-executed horror-comedy ...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Mark Jenkins
Washington Post
August 23, 2013
Most of these characters are disagreeable, so the prospect of their imminent demise isn't too upsetting.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Tirdad Derakhshani
Philadelphia Inquirer
August 23, 2013
A wickedly clever play on the genre that takes you by the scruff of the neck and drags you through 90 minutes of the most inventive mayhem, murder, and pitch-black comedy you're likely to see this year.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
August 23, 2013
Although there's a twist in this tale, most of it - the brutal home invasion, the anonymous creeps in spooky masks - is stuff we've seen before. And Wingard doesn't think of a new way to show it, either ...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Michael Sragow
Orange County Register
August 22, 2013
This uninhibited slasher movie has sick-joke humor and variety -- it's more of a hack, chop, slice, dice and purée film.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
August 22, 2013
Injecting the home-invasion thriller with fresh DNA, Adam Wingard's "You're Next" strays just enough from formula to tweak our jaded appetites.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Scott Bowles
USA Today
August 22, 2013
A film of repetition, a bloody dance consisting of three steps: stab, scream, repeat.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Frank Lovece
Newsday
August 22, 2013
It clicks as an exercise in suspense and well-paced, slowly unfolding answers.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Alonso Duralde
TheWrap
August 22, 2013
A clever, genuine and crisply chilling take on terror that should appeal to cinephiles and Saturday night popcorn-throwers alike.
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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
August 22, 2013
A taut, garish gut-wrencher about a family attacked by masked gate-crashers, it's presented with audacious mastery of its pulp material.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Kerry Lengel
Arizona Republic
August 22, 2013
A smart, feral flick with a wicked sense of humor.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Peter Keough
Boston Globe
August 22, 2013
"You're Next" draws on the home invasion/haunted house scenario, but outclasses [other films] with its wit, irony, and technically proficient terror.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Kyle Smith
New York Post
August 22, 2013
The film begins as an utterly routine horror flick with all the usual musty tricks, but that's just rope-a-dope. The expectation of stupidity makes the cleverness to follow stand out.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
August 22, 2013
Wingard does pull off a few stylish setpieces: He is clearly talented. But the movie, which was shot two years ago and has been kicking around the film festival circuit since then, feels dated and trite.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
August 22, 2013
"You're Next" tries, somewhat valiantly, to add new twists to the usual bloody horror-flick shenanigans. But aside from a few fresh chords, it's same-old, same-old.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Kevin C. Johnson
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
August 22, 2013
The family's reactions and fights for survival are played for laughs just as often as shock, and the horror/comedy blend pays off.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Robert Abele
Los Angeles Times
August 22, 2013
The surprisingly adept mixture of tones ... is offbeat enough to keep even hardened connoisseurs of body-count entertainment on their toes.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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A.A. Dowd
AV Club
August 22, 2013
What the film lacks in originality it mostly makes for in personality-a quality fatally lacking from too many contemporary extreme-horror offerings.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out
August 21, 2013
Nothing here is new, but you can't call expert craft like this warmed-over. Solidly satisfying with ruthless forward momentum, the film plays like a minor triumph.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Amy Nicholson
Village Voice
August 20, 2013
It's like watching a nature show where the gazelle turns to the hyena and says, "God, already - just get it over with."
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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John DeFore
Hollywood Reporter
August 19, 2013
A nasty little slasher film that starts poorly but gets better once most of the cast has been butchered.
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Dennis Harvey
Variety
August 19, 2013
There may be no great originality on display in You're Next, the latest indie horror opus from Adam Wingard, but there's certainly plenty of energy.
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Eric D. Snider
Film.com
October 1, 2011
An energetic mix of dark comedy, senseless violence, satisfying surprises, and good old-fashioned mayhem.
Full Review | Original Score: B+