Reviews

Feb 5, 2021
You Should Have Left is not the satisfying meal it should have been. It makes promises on which it can't deliver, and will likely make little dent on the 2020 movie landscape.
Jan 29, 2021
You Should Have Left is heavy on atmosphere but light on actual raise-the-hairs-on-the-back-of-your-neck scares.
Oct 12, 2020
I am glad I watched this movie it was entertaining but it is not perfect.
Aug 12, 2020
You should have left this direct-to-DVD disappointment in the Red Box - or never have rented it on VOD. Just don't bother...
Aug 6, 2020
There are aspects that could have made this movie great, but it all comes off as either dull or completely uninteresting.
Aug 1, 2020
You Should Have Left is a thriller film that could have been so much better than it was - but that doesn't mean it isn't worth watching if you like B grade horror movies.
Aug 1, 2020
Filmmaker David Koepp delivers a predictably slow-burn endeavor that benefits quite substantially from the actors' stellar work...
Jul 22, 2020
In trying to put a unique spin on movies about haunted houses, You Should Have Left succeeds in some ways and fails in others ... The film has an ending that's very predictable and obvious.
Jul 14, 2020
The age-old spook movie chestnut of the haunted house gets a good going over here. At its core it's strictly B-grade horror fodder elevated by a strong cast and nimble flourishes of style. It's a great time killer, especially before hitting the sack.
Jul 6, 2020
Doesn't quite justify itself despite some strong performances.
Jul 2, 2020
Despite exquisitely rendered scenarios from Angus Hudson's shadowy camera work, You Should Have Left produces more manipulative atmosphere than genuine frights...
Jul 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.
Jul 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.
Jul 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.
Jun 29, 2020
The supernatural aspects take a long time to emerge, and then feel rushed.
Jun 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.
Jun 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.
Jun 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.
Jun 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.
Jun 26, 2020
Koepp, who also directed the underrated 2004 Stephen King adaptation Secret Window, knows how to produce jumps and shivers in equal measure.