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The Guest (2014)

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Critic Consensus: Boasting enough intelligence to bolster its darkly violent thrills, The Guest offers another treat for genre fans from director Adam Wingard.

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From the director of YOU'RE NEXT and featuring a standout, badass performance from Dan Stevens ("Downton Abbey"), comes THE GUEST: a tense, action-packed and unpredictable film like everything and nothing you've ever seen before. Empire Magazine called it "a demented action-horror hybrid of sci-fi conspiracy thriller and gore-fest", and Vanity Fair said, "THE GUEST is big, it's bold, it's badass, full of flavor Hollywood wishes it could pour over its vanilla blockbusters." (c) Picturehouse

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Cast

Leland Orser
as Spencer Petersen
Lance Reddick
as Major Carver
Sheila Kelley
as Laura Peterson
Maika Monroe
as Anna Peterson
Brendan Meyer
as Luke Peterson
Alex Knight
as Mr. Lyles
Ethan Embry
as Higgins
Nancy Jeris
as Secretary
Matt Page
as Fireman
Frank Bond
as Mr. Alston
Mike Miller
as Elderly Man
Justin Ramsey
as Bartender
Tyler Riegleman
as Jail Guard
Justin Yu
as Blair
Lonnie Lane
as Grill Chef
AJ Bowen
as Austin
Chris Ellis
as Hendricks
Candice Patton
as Sgt. Halway
Chris Harding
as Caleb Peterson
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Critic Reviews for The Guest

All Critics (101) | Top Critics (28)

One of the many pleasures of director Adam Wingard's tough, fun thriller "The Guest" is seeing Matthew Crawley -- er, British actor Dan Stevens -- serve up a mesmerizing star turn of psycho charm.

January 5, 2015 | Full Review…

A slow-burn approach seems to pose a challenging change-up for the filmmakers, who struggle to build tension as the second acts stretches well past the point when the level of menace should be escalating.

January 5, 2015 | Full Review…

Wickedly entertaining.

January 5, 2015 | Rating: 7.2/10 | Full Review…

It's not a particularly brilliant conceit, but, not unlike Stevens's beautifully one-note performance, it's evocative nevertheless -- lending the whole movie an aura of pop inevitability, turning its blunt predictability into something of a virtue.

January 5, 2015 | Full Review…

The Guest borrows from other genre pictures with such intelligence and clarity of purpose, it manages to feel fresh, exciting.

October 31, 2014 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

The pleasures of The Guest lie mainly in anticipating how the next expected corner will be turned.

October 17, 2014 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Guest

Thrilling, well constructed and well paced, this excellent blend of 1980s thriller, horror and action film has Dan Stevens at his most enticing and delivers everything it sets out to, with an amazing direction, an awesome retro soundtrack and a stylish climax that made me laugh in joy.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

Super Reviewer

½

Cheapie that is all over the place. Dan Stevens does the psycho bit well but this is eminently missable.

jay nixon
jay nixon

Super Reviewer

Idiotic. It has potential but it was too vague as to motive and the action scenes were ridiculous. Don't even get me started on the ending.

Nicki Marie
Nicki Marie

Super Reviewer

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