The Intruder

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The Intruder might appeal to fans of shout-at-the-screen cinema, but this thriller's ludicrous plot robs it of suspense -- and undermines Dennis Quaid's suitably over-the-top performance.

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Scott and Annie Russell couldn't be happier after buying their dream home from a mysterious and lonely widower named Charlie in Napa Valley, Calif. Their newfound paradise soon turns into a living nightmare when Charlie -- still strangely attached to the house -- begins to show up and interfere in their daily lives. When his erratic behavior turns to obsession, the young couple soon find themselves caught up in a violent confrontation that threatens to destroy everything they hold dear.

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Dennis Quaid
Charlie Peck
Erica Cerra
Jillian Richards
Kurt Evans
Grady Kramer
David Loughery
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Mark Burg
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Jonathan Schwartz
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Robert F. Smith
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David Guillod
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David Loughery
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Critic Reviews for The Intruder

All Critics (98) | Top Critics (18) | Fresh (33) | Rotten (65)

  • The Intruder succeeds in making this scenario less blatantly paranoid and misanthropic than it often appears... It also helps that Quaid, showing remarkable dedication to the role, jumps effortlessly between magnanimous old fool and evil.

    July 29, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • Iit's high time Quaid truly embraced the role of a real horror-movie psycho, and the key pleasure of... The Intruder lies in watching the actor bounce among extremes of charm, anxiety, chumminess, and madness.

    May 13, 2019 | Full Review…
  • You know thrillers. Five-minute plots have a way of dragging familiar ideas into 2-hour narratives. This one has been done to death.

    May 3, 2019 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

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  • The real secret weapon of "The Intruder" is the intruder himself, played by Dennis Quaid in a completely unhinged performance of true lunacy.

    May 3, 2019 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
  • Yes, "The Intruder" is formulaic and you've seen versions of it before. But the game cast and opportunities for interactivity - this is a movie that invites you to shout at the screen - make it a fun if predictable ride.

    May 3, 2019 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
  • Were this not a depiction of a stalker but of an overly present neighbour, the camera's incessant reveals of Charlie ominously appearing in places he shouldn't would be almost comical in how belaboured they are.

    May 2, 2019 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Intruder

  • Dec 07, 2019
    A smart and well-crafted home invasion thriller, The Intruder is intense and frightening. When a young married couple buys their dream house out in the country they get more than they bargained for, as the previous owner continually shows up uninvited and proves to have an unhealthy obsession with the house. Dennis Quaid, Michael Early, and Meagan Good lead the cast and give strong performances. And while the plot is formulaic, it does a good job at creating tension and suspense along with an intriguing mystery about the former homeowner. Disturbing and full of chills, The Intruder is a pretty solid horror film.
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  • Aug 25, 2019
    What I have learned from reading reviews of The Intruder is people seem to be mad that it wasn't racist enough... Oh the movie itself? Yeah it was okay.
    Gimly M Super Reviewer

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