Homecoming Reviews

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August 24, 2017
Horror has the capacity to be a truly subversive genre, and no film makes this point quite as blow to the head bluntly, as Joe Dante's Homecoming, the first film to be screamed in the series on Friday, January 13th.
October 5, 2012
November 17, 2011
May 1, 2010
This ripoff of "Misery" will make you miserable. Paul Chambers, CNN.
April 12, 2010
...there is so little new or innovative about it that if you're a normal moviegoer, you've seen it all before.
October 7, 2009
Rent Obsessed instead. That one you can at least laugh at.
July 22, 2009
Too lazy, preposterous and inane to even be considered as a guilty pleasure.
July 20, 2009
Neither trashy nor self-consciously funny enough to make its genre-trapped ludicrousness sing.
July 17, 2009
The movie takes a premise that might have served as the basis of a weepy romantic drama and turns it into something very different, but no less insulting.
July 17, 2009
When is a movie remake not a movie remake? When the filmmakers involved know what they've made is so wretched they don't dare admit it. The most oblivious MTV viewer won't miss the blatant plagiarism.
July 17, 2009
Rooted by a nice sense of place but, much like its real life namesake, Homecoming isn't age-appropriate for everyone -- maybe just those in high school, or barely removed. Others will likely find the familiarity more humdrum than effectively nostal
July 17, 2009
As ineffectual police work and broken feet stack up, the silliness gets out of hand.
July 17, 2009
Everything, including the ending, plays out exactly as you'd expect.
July 17, 2009
A silly, low-rent mash-up of Misery and Fatal Attraction, featuring neither the clever psychology of the former nor the layers of emasculation and consequence of the latter.
July 17, 2009
You can tell where this is all going, and the familiarity wouldn't be so bad if this cast could have some fun with the cliches. Alas, these CW stars pout and frown and yell, while lumbering and plodding through the Stephen King/Rob Reiner playbook.
July 17, 2009
Teen thriller/romance is gory but ho-hum. Skip it.
July 17, 2009
Homecoming is coldly efficient for what it is. But what it is is trash.
July 17, 2009
An unmitigated B-movie that isn't thrilling enough or cheesy enough to make it worth the trip.
July 16, 2009
Nothing in the film is truly, laughably bad, but then -- unlike this year's Obsessed -- nothing is campily entertaining, either.
July 16, 2009
Homecoming is Exhibit A in how casting can make--or in this case, break--a genre picture.
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