Honeymoon

2014

Honeymoon

Critics Consensus

Smart, stylish, and nail-bitingly tense, Honeymoon packs more slow-building horror than many bigger-budget productions.

74%

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Total Count: 54

44%

Audience Score

User Ratings: 5,858
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Young newlyweds Paul (Harry Treadaway) and Bea (Rose Leslie) travel to remote lake country for their honeymoon, where the promise of private romance awaits them. Shortly after arriving, Paul finds Bea wandering and disoriented in the middle of the night. As she becomes more distant and her behavior increasingly peculiar, Paul begins to suspect something more sinister than sleepwalking took place in the woods. Treadaway (CONTROL) and Leslie (HBO's GAME OF THRONES) give captivating leading performances as a couple that takes new love to disturbing depths. With romance slowing giving way to terror, writer/director Leigh Janiak puts her unique stamp on this intimate, chilling thriller. (c) Magnet Releasing

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Critic Reviews for Honeymoon

All Critics (54) | Top Critics (10)

  • For those who have ever nursed suspicions that the answer is "not enough," Honeymoon will inspire chills much more bone-deep than the ones provoked by, say, some poltergeist flinging around chairs.

    Jan 5, 2015 | Full Review…

    A.A. Dowd

    AV Club
    Top Critic
  • The honeymoon takes place in -- oh, guess -- a deserted cabin in the woods, like a failed Evil Dead.

    Sep 26, 2014 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

    Kate Muir

    Times (UK)
    Top Critic
  • Co-writer/director Leigh Janiak aims for Lars von Trier's sustained dread, but manages only vague unease.

    Sep 25, 2014 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

    Mike McCahill

    Guardian
    Top Critic
  • Leslie and Treadaway extract plenty of existential doubt and distressing emotion from what is essentially a claustrophobic two-hander.

    Sep 23, 2014 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

    Nigel Floyd

    Time Out
    Top Critic
  • The gory final act can't help but be an explanatory letdown after so much enigmatic fizz, but that's little bother when the rest of Honeymoon delivers a steady dose of newlywed nightmare.

    Sep 12, 2014 | Full Review…
  • I wish the film withheld more information from its audience to raise the overall tension but it's a solid genre pic, made so primarily by two entirely committed performances from its talented leads.

    Sep 12, 2014 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Honeymoon

  • Aug 05, 2016
    Good horror. I wish the ending was a bit different, but overall I liked it. The couple were convincing and weren't your generic horror movie victims. The gore wasn't over the top, though there were some revolting moments.
    Nicki M Super Reviewer
  • Aug 21, 2015
    well acted but the finale felt a little robbed by the twist. I like these slow burning films and the chemistry between the two leads. The writing is sharp and keeps you glued to the story.
    Brendan N Super Reviewer
  • May 31, 2015
    Eerie, effective two-hander with committed performances and stylish technicals.
    Daniel P Super Reviewer
  • Feb 16, 2015
    A solid psychological horror that takes its time to make us like its characters and care about them before investing in a creepy, intriguing mystery. It is just a pity, though, that it doesn't offer a more consistent payoff and seems to wrap up too all of a sudden.
    Carlos M Super Reviewer

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