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Intruders Reviews

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Eric D. Snider
Film.com
March 30, 2012
Gets disappointingly literal with what proves to be a goofy psychological story.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
March 30, 2012
This is ... an intelligent, scary little movie. Because it's smart enough to know what's really scary is what's inside us.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
March 30, 2012
"Intruders'' looks great and has a promising opening, but this atmospheric Spanish psychological thriller is otherwise pretty underwhelming.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
March 29, 2012
Why do so many horror movies that begin with promise fall apart in the final act?
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Amy Biancolli
San Francisco Chronicle
March 29, 2012
If you don't guess the big twist in the first 30 minutes, "Intruders" is half of a good movie. If you do, it's about a third of a good movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Manohla Dargis
New York Times
March 29, 2012
It's a pleasure to find that Mr. Fresnadillo has assumed the mantle of horror classicist to make "Intruders," using shadows and directorial sleights of hand to coax forth its slow-building scares rather than just pouring on the usual guts and gore.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
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March 29, 2012
Little happens in the first act, and most of what transpires in the second will be contradicted by the events of the third. Doesn't leave much of a net sum.
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Ethan Gilsdorf
Boston Globe
March 29, 2012
Its muddled, overambitious story leaves us unsatisfied - you might even say hollow.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
March 29, 2012
Owen is a good actor stuck in a subpar creepfest that makes no good use of his gravitas and talents.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/5
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Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic
March 29, 2012
"Intruders" promises much but delivers relatively little.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
March 28, 2012
Plays with classic horror elements of rain, bony monster fingers, vertiginous camera angles, and assorted shout-outs to Pan's Labyrinth.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Rex Reed
New York Observer
March 28, 2012
Intruders is never scary, and it's so implausible and uninvolving that even when it's being explained, it is still unconvincing. Talky psychology is a poor substitute for supernatural thrills.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out
March 27, 2012
All Hollow Face -- a black-hooded, vaporous shape -- likes to do, apparently, is hover over sleeping bodies and snatch a leg or two.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Mark Holcomb
Village Voice
March 27, 2012
With nothing tangible at stake, Intruders is just an aggregation of influences that's as blank as its bogeyman.
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Nigel Floyd
Time Out
January 24, 2012
As these parallel supernatural mysteries begin to meld into one another, all semblance of credibility dissolves, leaving behind an impenetrable and frustrating fog of unanswered questions.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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David Rooney
Hollywood Reporter
September 16, 2011
Director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo's technical skills are impressive, but this psychological chiller loses traction in the over-explanatory concluding stretch.
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Scott Tobias
AV Club
September 14, 2011
[This] attempt to marry a monster movie with high-toned themes of storytelling and memory yields something more generic than it sounds.
Full Review | Original Score: C