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The Invitation Reviews

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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.
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.
February 22, 2016
The Invitation wants to be a slow burn thriller, but it greatly over estimates how much tension it creates.
April 8, 2016
Despite a solid set it, The Invitation descends into boring schlock by the third act is all the more disappointing considering what's come before.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
April 14, 2016
The problem with the film is that it's too long, forcing the reveal and making it a little too repetitive. [Full review in Spanish]
April 8, 2016
Undoubtedly gorgeous to look at. It's just a shame that it doesn't do nearly enough to hook, before laboriously meandering to its foreseeable conclusion.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
February 11, 2016
The Invitation is a slow, SLOW burn that fails to find the winning ingredient that makes for a perfect dinner party thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
April 25, 2016
There's something off with the hosts, yes, but also with the whole movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
April 8, 2016
Karyn Kusama's quietly chilling direction enlivens a somewhat plodding housebound thriller.
April 21, 2016
All this foreboding produces no suspense: It's evident from the bloody prologue where "The Invitation" is headed.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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 5, 2016
A horror-thriller whose payoff doesn't match the build-up.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
October 30, 2018
The Invitation is a masterful exercise in unbearable tension.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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.
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.
May 27, 2016
An emotional rollercoaster. [Full review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 17, 2016
A must-see psychological thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
April 1, 2016
Karyn Kusama's latest effort is a magnificently weird slice of modern Americana.
Full Review | Original Score: Recommended
April 5, 2016
"The Invitation", a title that alludes to a part of the story, it also seems to open the doors of the plot to the audience, positioning us before a set of characters that face loss and grief, looking for answers and a way to cope. [Full Review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
February 25, 2016
Will's irking suspicions balloon into psychological thrills, neatly edited and dimly lit by director Karyn Kusama
Full Review | Original Score: B
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