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The Guest Reviews

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November 1, 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.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
November 1, 2018
The Guest is an absolute blast for fans of old school genre pictures.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
October 24, 2018
With a sexy soundtrack and callbacks to 1980s films like The Stepfather and, strangely, The Terminator, this overlooked gem is worth checking out.
October 23, 2018
The Guest is easily one of the most intensely entertaining experiences I have had at a theater this year. Do yourselves a favor and seek David out now...before HE finds you.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
October 21, 2018
Do yourself a favour and go watch The Guest now. Why wait until it becomes a cult classic?
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
August 20, 2018
The Guest is a throwback to 1970s and 1980s slashers and thrillers but instead of copying their plots it has some fun.
October 17, 2017
... it's all about Dan Stevens. He is simply terrific as David.
October 12, 2017
Shades of Shadow of a Doubt, not to mention a certain recent action-thriller franchise, abound in Adam Wingard's latest...
August 14, 2017
Fueled entirely on [Dan] Stevens's charisma and its synthpop score, The Guest starts out intriguing until you realise the film and its protagonist are utterly vacant.
June 21, 2016
The Guest makes a strong case for Wingard as our next great action director.
Full Review | Original Score: B
April 12, 2016
The kind of immediate pop artifact that's sure to keep many veteran filmmakers awake at night.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
July 23, 2015
If The Guest were a colour it would be the neon blue of its title card: a little bit show-off, a little bit retro, but it'll definitely brighten your night.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
July 20, 2015
...[Dan Stevens] plays wholesome, aloof, seductive, dangerous, psychotic... He nails every single beat.
Full Review | Original Score: 8.5/10
February 28, 2015
Barrett and Wingard are more about exploring the wish-fulfillment than getting into any deep psychological warfare. Still, the screenplay knows just when to create more menace and move on, and it escalates the craziness right up to the breaking point.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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
This 1980s-style movie has wickedly pleasing aplomb. As fantasy escapism, it's brave, colorful and entertaining for audiences who can handle substantial carnage.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 7.2/10
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.
January 5, 2015
The ultimate genre movie love letter.
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