Inside (À l'intérieur)

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A pregnant widow awaiting her ride to the hospital must fight for her life against a mysterious woman who comes knocking on her door in directors Alexandre Bustillo and Julien Maury's daring tale of caesarian terror. It's been four months since Sarah (Alysson Paradis) was involved in the tragic car accident that claimed the life of her husband, yet somehow the couple's unborn child miraculously survived the jarring ordeal. Now it's Christmas Eve and Sarah is sitting alone in her suburban home, still grieving the loss of her beloved. Soon, Sarah's mother will arrive to drive her daughter to the hospital, where the doctors plan to induce labor. Out of nowhere, Sarah hears a knock at the door; on the other side is a stranger (Beatrice Dalle) who calmly asks to use Sarah's telephone. Immediately suspicious of the stranger's motivations, Sarah locks the door and quickly calls the police. Upon searching the grounds, the policemen find no trace of an intruder and Sarah cautiously bolts her doors once again. But unbeknownst to the expectant mother, this time she has unwillingly locked herself into a violent struggle for the one thing that matters most to her. Now, as the scissor-wielding psychopath attempts to forcefully claim the new life within Sarah, the jealous maternal battle is about to get bloody. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

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Critic Reviews for Inside (À l'intérieur)

All Critics (13) | Top Critics (2)

  • it is only after the closing credits have rolled and your fists have unclenched that the film's ambiguities and irrationalities return, not unlike Dalle's creepy 'femme', to haunt you.

    Oct 16, 2009
  • I leave you to discover, through covered eyes, the gut-splattering delirium to come.

    Feb 12, 2008 | Full Review…
  • A simple premise is tangled into a mesmerising 82-minutes of claustrophobia, mystery, and a gorefest of terrifying proportions.

    May 4, 2019 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…
  • Os vinte minutos iniciais, que parecem ter envolvido algum tipo de pensamento racional, funcionam bem e trazem planos memoráveis. A partir do segundo ato, porém, o filme se contenta com o gore gratuito e descerebrado.

    Feb 21, 2010 | Rating: 1/5
  • ... a film that had tremendous potential to be much more than it is, but that potential is squandered in a welter of self-defeating carnage.

    Mar 9, 2009 | Full Review…
  • I dare call 'Inside' a classic because it is such a damn good horror movie. It also happens to be one of the bloodiest things ever produced -- anywhere.

    Oct 25, 2008 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Inside (À l'intérieur)

  • Oct 21, 2014
    A film with ridiculous amounts of gratuitous violence that is presented in a portentous way, as if such graphic grossness could ever be a message about life. Now, in a case such as that of the film Salo by Pasolini, one could understand how such extremety is justified on political grounds, but in Inside there is no excuse. The film is simply part of a trend that takes everything to the extreme in an attempt to cover up the total emptyness behind it. This fetishization of what is essentially a vacuum is for an unaesthetised audience that seeks gratification in what can shock them; it is like a drug addict who seeks stronger and stronger drugs in order to feel anything different.
    George M Super Reviewer
  • Nov 01, 2012
    A distasteful (and inexplicably overrated) French slasher that begins intriguing but soon gets excessively vicious, outrageous and disgusting, trying to be polemic at all costs and throwing us into a brainless flood of gushing blood and gratuitous gore.
    Carlos M Super Reviewer
  • Nov 06, 2011
    French extreme horror film about a woman invading the home of a single pregnant lady with the intention of taking the baby. One of the bloodiest film I've ever seen. The film is unrelenting and has strong emotional undercurrents, but is betrayed by lots of illogical acts by the characters, which I find stupid. I hate it when policemen run into a dangerous place without calling for backup.
    Anoop K Super Reviewer
  • Nov 01, 2011
    I don't want to rate this because I don't know how to possibly apply the star rating system to what I just witnessed. This film is uncompromising to say the least. Here is a little taste. In the very first scene of the film, a car crash is shown from the perspective of a baby in the uterus. From there, the viewer gets treated to an avalanche of gore, pain, and the occasional side-splitting laugh, minus that last part. I have no problem with gore, but it is a bit too overdone here. Call me old fashioned, but I like the atmospheric slow burn of the classics. While this film does generate quite an intense atmosphere, it always revels a bit too much in explicit gore. Which for me, takes the emphasis away from the scare and focuses too much on the shock. For a man who has been very disappointed by the much of what modern horror films have to offer, this was something new to sink my teeth into. And while i'm glad(?) I watched it, I am not going to be frequently pulling it out for date nights. Unless the date is really, and I mean really, bad.
    Reid V Super Reviewer

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