The Guest Reviews

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January 5, 2015
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
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
Wickedly entertaining.
January 5, 2015
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.
October 31, 2014
The Guest borrows from other genre pictures with such intelligence and clarity of purpose, it manages to feel fresh, exciting.
October 17, 2014
The pleasures of The Guest lie mainly in anticipating how the next expected corner will be turned.
April 3, 2019
Stevens is excellent both as the cordial house guest and the brooding time- bomb ever present beneath his earnest veneer.
March 22, 2019
There's nothing quite like it, and as a great man once said, hold on to your butts: This prolific writer-director dream team has got plenty more in store for us in the coming years. I'm sweating in anticipation.
December 25, 2018
Perhaps it's a little early to say, but I'm already calling The Guest as the best horror movie of 2014.
November 2, 2018
I will be keeping an eye out for more films directed by Adam Wingard. From what I have seen of his work Wingard perfectly blends horror, suspense, despicable villains (that you can't help but like), amazing music, and strong female characters.
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