Villains Reviews

September 27, 2019
Offers four strong performances, but not much else.
September 21, 2019
Quirks and gimmicks overwhelm narrative substance in this home-invasion thriller that's neither funny nor frightening enough to stand out.
September 20, 2019
Slightly less entertaining than spending 90 minutes sitting in a basement.
September 19, 2019
The filmmakers ... never find a sense of momentum that matches the wildness of the movie's premise and characters.
September 19, 2019
Despite some committed performances, particularly from a refreshingly natural Maika Monroe, "Villains" is a hackneyed farce rich in gimmicks and poor in substance.
September 18, 2019
"Villains" isn't criminally bad, but, like Mickey and Jules and George and Gloria, it's a few sandwiches short of a picnic.
September 16, 2019
Maika Monroe's engaging performance serves only to highlight how feeble and unconvincing the rest of the film is.
August 19, 2019
For all their clever ideas and casting brilliance, Berk and Olsen fell short of giving their horror-comedy the edge it needed to make Villains as exciting as its potential.
August 12, 2019
Attention is paid to character nuance, but there's not a single original element in sight. The cornpone preciousness corrodes the narrative until all that's left is a trail of bodies and a self-satisfied smirk.
March 10, 2019
Everyone in the cast works, especially the always-charming Monroe, but they're working in something that keeps missing the few punches it tries to throw.