The Uninvited

2009, Mystery & thriller/Horror, 1h 27m

130 Reviews 250,000+ Ratings

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The Uninvited is moody and reasonably involving, but suffers from predictable plot twists. Read critic reviews

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After spending time in a psychiatric facility, young Anna (Emily Browning) finds significant changes in store at home. Her widowed father (David Strathairn) is now engaged to her mother's former nurse, Rachel (Elizabeth Banks). One night, the ghost of Anna's mother appears, screaming for revenge and accusing Rachel of murder. Anna and her sister, Alex (Arielle Kebbel), start to investigate, but they may be unprepared for the lethal battle of wills that ensues.

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Audience Reviews for The Uninvited

  • Oct 25, 2015
    Surprisingly good. I wasn't too thrilled with this at first but it quickly picked up. I loved the ending.
    Stephen S Super Reviewer
  • Oct 25, 2014
    Though it's a bit formulaic at first, The Uninvited turns into an impressive psychological thriller. After being released from a psychiatric ward, Anna returns home and has a vision of her mother's spirit that causes her to suspect that her father's new girlfriend was behind her mother's death. Emily Browning, Elizabeth Banks, Arielle Kebbel, and David Strathairn lead the cast and give strong performances; particularly Browning and Kebbel, who are especially good together, having a real sisterly chemistry. And while the story seems to follow a predictable path, it leaves itself open to some interesting misleads and plot twists. The Uninvited takes a fairly rote murder mystery and turns it into something better than it otherwise ought to be.
    Dann M Super Reviewer
  • Feb 05, 2014
    Though I have already been aware of the film's ending since long before, I found myself still enjoying the movie experience. Also, I noticed that Emily Browning closely resembles Dianna Agron, and they are both very pretty.
    Maymay A Super Reviewer
  • Sep 24, 2012
    The Uninvited relies too heavily on cheesy dialogue, and jump scares to really be that frightening. It's predictable and unimaginative plot are silly, but the actors really do try their best with the material they are given. But alas, they can't save this mess. My friends and I saw the ending coming half-way through the film. This was an uninvited entry into the horror movie genre.
    Raymond W Super Reviewer

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