Reviews

Oct 31, 2021
A lean and mean thriller, director Adam Wingard's The Guest is a hugely entertaining affair. Wingard and screenwriter Simon Barrett keep this retro-style pic simple in order to craft some tense moments and punchy action sequences.
Oct 31, 2021
The excess, even ridiculousness, could be a deal breaker for many, but the performances sell it all with conviction and infectious energy.
Oct 25, 2021
In Adam Wingard's fun, genre-savvy thriller, the post-9/11 subtext proves the most insidious interloper.
Oct 9, 2021
Dan Stevens delivers a killer performance and is not to be missed in this unique and exciting film.
Sep 10, 2021
The Guest is streaming on Netflix, and if you ever wanted to watch something that honestly engages with American militarism with wit but without pity, that's the one.
Apr 29, 2021
A balletic and bullet-riddled denouement proves this is a game changer for Stevens...
Feb 2, 2021
There are some cool set pieces and enough action to keep things rocketing along, but it is the character and his complex relationship with the world that makes the movie compelling.
Jul 7, 2020
A dark, entertaining thriller that's familiar but still inventive in all the right places. If nothing else, it shows Dan Stevens should be a huge action star.
Sep 5, 2019
A fun, stylish, highly enjoyable throwback.
Apr 3, 2019
Stevens is excellent both as the cordial house guest and the brooding time- bomb ever present beneath his earnest veneer.
Mar 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.
Dec 25, 2018
Perhaps it's a little early to say, but I'm already calling The Guest as the best horror movie of 2014.
Nov 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.
Nov 1, 2018
The Guest is an absolute blast for fans of old school genre pictures.
Oct 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.
Oct 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.
Aug 21, 2018
The Guest is a throwback to 1970s and 1980s slashers and thrillers but instead of copying their plots it has some fun.
Oct 17, 2017
... it's all about Dan Stevens. He is simply terrific as David.
Oct 12, 2017
Shades of Shadow of a Doubt, not to mention a certain recent action-thriller franchise, abound in Adam Wingard's latest...
Aug 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.