The Invitation Reviews

October 24, 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.
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?
May 5, 2016
A horror-thriller whose payoff doesn't match the build-up.
April 25, 2016
There's something off with the hosts, yes, but also with the whole movie.
April 21, 2016
All this foreboding produces no suspense: It's evident from the bloody prologue where "The Invitation" is headed.
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
Karyn Kusama's quietly chilling direction enlivens a somewhat plodding housebound thriller.
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.
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.
February 22, 2016
The Invitation wants to be a slow burn thriller, but it greatly over estimates how much tension it creates.
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.