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The Invitation Reviews

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October 30, 2018
The Invitation is a masterful exercise in unbearable tension.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
October 23, 2018
I really wanted to like this film, but it never came together for me. The character motivations made little sense and the twist at the end had zero payoff.
September 21, 2018
The Invitation is a great potboiler of a film, rich with character and atmosphere. You know you're onto something special when a slap, a twist of a key or an after dinner toast can instil fear and dread.
August 23, 2018
[It's] a delightful and ambitious origin story about mass redemption.
July 14, 2017
We've spent an hour and a half trying to figure out their secrets. Once all is revealed, they're no longer very interesting.
June 27, 2017
The Invitation presents audiences with characters trying to move on from terrible experiences. It also presents two different ways of approaching the healing process, and the failing of a community to support those in pain.
March 16, 2017
The Invitation is an exceptionally unnerving thriller, a sharp study in the horrors of platonic indulgence and the over-extension of courtesy.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
January 19, 2017
Kusama does an expert job of unspooling the suspense.
October 5, 2016
Director Karyn Kusama makes the most of the angular, impossibly expensive house in the Hollywood Hills where almost all of the claustrophobic action takes place.
August 17, 2016
A must-see psychological thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
July 26, 2016
Is this a film about grief masquerading as a horror film -- or vice versa?
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
July 14, 2016
A must see picture.
May 27, 2016
An emotional rollercoaster. [Full review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
May 27, 2016
I'm glad I knew almost nothing going in, so I won't say much more, except that the masterful slow burn is its own payoff
May 19, 2016
If you were at a creepy dinner party, and the hosts decided to show a video of their vacation in which they spent time with a crazy cult leader in Mexico, would you stick around for the main course?
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
May 12, 2016
A chillingly crafted portrait of quiet menacing uncertainty. Balefully replicates the precariousness of not being able to trust one's own instincts.
May 12, 2016
Like Will, the movie balances on a precipice between the everyday and the fantastic. It feels like it would make sense for almost anything to happen in the movie. And then it does.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
May 6, 2016
A long night of the soul for America's laid-back, liberal classes.
May 5, 2016
A horror-thriller whose payoff doesn't match the build-up.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 29, 2016
The Invitation is a disturbing psychological thriller that will whip you into a state of paranoia with calculating manipulation of perspective
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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