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Better Watch Out (2017)



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This holiday season, you may be home, but you're not alone... In this fresh and gleefully twisted spin on home-invasion horror, babysitter Ashley (Olivia DeJonge) must defend her young charges (Levi Miller, Ed Oxenbould ) when intruders break into the house one snowy night--or so she thinks.


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Critic Reviews for Better Watch Out

All Critics (13) | Top Critics (3)

Seems destined to become one of those Yuletide perennials for people who like their holiday-themed entertainment as perversely un-wholesome as possible.

June 14, 2017 | Full Review…

Best described as Home Alone meets Michael Haneke's Funny Games, the sadistic horror comedy Safe Neighborhood is the kind of film that's tough to categorize but easy to enjoy.

December 14, 2016 | Full Review…

You might think you're in for an icky, misogynist torture porn, and momentarily wish to leave the theater. (I did.) But stick it out, because the film will continue to defy your expectations.

September 27, 2016 | Rating: B | Full Review…
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Better Watch Out plays the audience at their own game. It pleasures and punishes them for trying to pre-guess its gifts. It is deeply unnerving and adorably sinister.

August 31, 2017 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

Basically, if you're looking for Home Alone with a bit of a darkened edge to it, Better Watch Out will have you decking all your horror-fied halls later this year.

August 24, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

a tensely un-merry Christmas, painted in yellow and red, that impishly plays upon the audience's most naturally ingrained sympathies. It is also darkly funny from the get-go.

July 31, 2017 | Full Review…

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