You Should Have Left Reviews

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July 6, 2020
Doesn't quite justify itself despite some strong performances.
July 2, 2020
Despite exquisitely rendered scenarios from Angus Hudson's shadowy camera work, You Should Have Left produces more manipulative atmosphere than genuine frights...
July 2, 2020
It's a superficially effective cut-to-the-chase psychological horror film that's not very horrific and really just more of a psych-out.
July 2, 2020
(Bacon's) assured façade slowly crumbling as the house seemingly closes in on him, the actor is able to generate a degree of sympathy for Theo where perhaps it isn't deserved.
July 1, 2020
Director David Koepp is best known as a prolific screenwriter, with credits including good, bad, and ugly. For all his success, his script for this You Should Have Left... has precious few moments that feel remotely organic.
June 29, 2020
The supernatural aspects take a long time to emerge, and then feel rushed.
June 29, 2020
It's standard creepy-house murder mystery movie fare that never quite comes together. But while the film is clumsily executed and heavy-handed, the idea is fascinating.
June 29, 2020
Despite at least one great shock effect, this latest effort from the Blumhouse horror franchise is fairly tepid stuff. The creepiness factor is OK, but the payoff is pretty weak.
June 28, 2020
Eventually, you give up and just start chuckling at the ineptitude. It's also around that time you start to realize it's not the Conroys who should have left, it's you.
June 27, 2020
You Should Have Left works when it's a streamlined campfire ghost story, but the unnecessary bells and whistles weighs it down. Still, it's just good enough to work as a timewaster for genre fans.
June 26, 2020
Koepp, who also directed the underrated 2004 Stephen King adaptation Secret Window, knows how to produce jumps and shivers in equal measure.
June 26, 2020
You Should Have Left is enjoyable, especially since we're stuck inside our own homes much like the characters in the movie, but it has a tough time deciding if it's a cerebral exploration of a man's stifled rage or a brash and jolting horror film.
June 26, 2020
The film's main relationship and its crumbling kept me intrigued for some time, but its ending disappoints and confuses. [Full review in Spanish]
June 25, 2020
Koepp begins unsettling the audience right from the start, with freaky nightmares and menacing shadows that don't let up right to the end.
June 25, 2020
You Should Have Left is a boring and convoluted mess due to its bland and uneventful screenplay that wastes its strong cast and ultimately leads nowhere.
June 24, 2020
This visually stylish creep show effectively employs practical tactics, such as a swinging light bulb or a forced perspective, even as its familiar story line stagnates.
June 24, 2020
It's a far cry from bad but Koepp's You Should Have Left is frustrating. Lots of promise exists and with such a sturdy foundation from the acting talent, it would have been easy to build a truly scary film.
June 24, 2020
A terrible concept turned into a thoughtless and confusing movie. [Full review in Spanish].
June 24, 2020
[Atmosphere] does not save the movie, and it needs an awful lot of saving.
June 24, 2020
Right when this movie starts, the entire game is given away.
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