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The Guest (2014)The Guest (2014)

The Guest (2014)

Action, Mystery, Thriller

6.9

movie

UK, United States of America

English

Action-packed, Dark, Funny

2014

Adam Wingard

Adam Wingard, AJ Bowen, Brendan Meyer

100 min

Synopsis

A soldier introduces himself to the Peterson family, claiming to be a friend of their son who died in action. After the young man is welcomed into their home, a series of accidental deaths seem to be connected to his presence.

Our Take

6.9
Tara Goe

This is a fun genre mashup B-movie, in the vein of old John Carpenter films or those movies you used to run across on late-night cable in the 80s and early 90s. Dan Stevens (that handsome chap from Downton Abbey) gives a knock-out performance as the titular guest (David), who in the movie’s beginning has just shown up on the doorstep of the Peterson family. He says he’s there to pay his respects to the family — he served with their son, who died in action — but there is something just a little bit off about him. Everyone in the family is charmed by David except for daughter Anna (Maika Monroe), who approaches him with extreme caution even though she’s clearly impressed by his six-pack abs. The films starts at a slow burn before devolving into nutty, violent chaos, but maintains a dark cheeky sense of humor throughout. The goth pop soundtrack is also killer.

Comments

B
Baloo

I actually think this movie is terrible.. mostly because its so predictable and the story is really ridiculously bad I find

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