You're Next Reviews

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Rob Gonsalves
July 15, 2015
Flirts with being a meta-horror movie, which can be a way of making a routine slasher flick while making fun of routine slasher flicks.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Christopher Runyon
Movie Mezzanine
February 20, 2014
You're Next might be one of the most audience-gratifying horror films I've seen in quite a long time, rewarding the viewers as much as it likes to screw with them.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Paul Chambers
Movie Chambers
January 21, 2014
Not the perfect horror movie, but GORE-iffic nonetheless.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Jeff Beck
January 13, 2014
Not every slasher can be as smart as "The Cabin in the Woods" or "Scream," but if they weren't going to at least try something new (or at least come up with a better mid-way reveal), then why bother at all?
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
December 30, 2013
Tthis run-of-the-mill slash-'em-up flick has been floating around for two years looking for a distributor. Unfortunately, it found one.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Chris Nashawaty
Entertainment Weekly
December 30, 2013
Given its title, you can be forgiven for assuming that Adam Wingard's home-invasion thriller will be just another blood-soaked body-count flick. But You're Next is better than that. A lot better.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
December 30, 2013
By slasher standards, the writing is good, with interesting turns and surprises. And the acting isn't bad, either, though Vinson is the one to remember.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
November 21, 2013
A sick, scary, and exciting amalgam of "Fortress," and "Straw Dogs," with a hint of Richard Connell's "The Most Dangerous Game."
September 29, 2013
Amidst all the slashing and killing, director Adam Wingard (working off a script by Simon Barrett) injects a good deal of dark fun into the proceedings, especially when it comes to unmasking the psychos terrorising the family.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
September 28, 2013
If you're a fan of clever stalk 'n' slash horror movies, 'You're Next' should be your next choice. It's a fresh spin on the ever-popular 'home invasion' movies that have been around for years.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Gerald Peary
Arts Fuse
September 16, 2013
Director Luis Bu˝uel would be proud of the scabrous scene in which the Davison clan sits down to supper and the civilized bourgeois meal turns to rot before our eyes.
Full Review | Original Score: 3
Michael Dequina
September 15, 2013
A thriller that indeed does thrill through suspense and wit, particularly in its rather inspired spins on all-too-familiar genre tropes.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Bryant Frazer
Bryant Frazer's Deep Focus
September 11, 2013
You're Next is pretty satisfying as a semi-horror film, sparring gamely with genre conventions rather than embracing or spoofing them outright.
Full Review | Original Score: 61/100
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
September 9, 2013
Mumblecore may be dead but mumblegore is alive and, well, pretty grisly, judging from this tongue-in-cheek, blender-in-head home-invasion horror thriller notable for its go-for-broke brashness and what-the-hell spirit.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jolene Mendez
Entertainment Spectrum
September 5, 2013
Make sure to check out this fresh scary movie with just enough thrills to have you jumping out of your seat.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile
September 4, 2013
The screenplay has some commendably good ideas, namely the reason for Erin's proficiency at survival, and also the twist in the plot that explains why the killings are happening. It also has a really silly one
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
September 3, 2013
a smart, gory, and often darkly comical variant on the home invasion horror-thriller
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
September 2, 2013
While I didn't like 'You're Next,' I think it was pretty well made and it did what it was supposed to do. It scared me and repulsed me a little.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Philip French
Observer [UK]
September 2, 2013
It has some truly creepy moments early on, as well as an authentic ruthlessness and some black humour.
Corey Hall
Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
September 2, 2013
As glib and gory as it is, You're Next is a swift and energetic tweak of the dumb home invasion genre.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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