Better Watch Out

Better Watch Out

Better Watch Out

Home Alone collides with Michael Haneke's Funny Games in this twisted Christmas-themed U.S. horror-comedy when a garden-variety suburban babysitting gig turns violent.

"When high school beauty Ashley (DeJonge) arrives to babysit precocious 12-year-old Luke (Levi Miller, Jasper Jones) it's the usual routine of ordering pizza and watching a scary movie, but that is where any semblance of normality ends. It would be a sin to even hint at what happens next to Ashley and Luke in their supposedly safe suburban neighbourhood. What we can say is that Better Watch Out generates white-knuckle suspense and pitch black humour while dishing out plot shocks galore that even hardened horror hounds won't see coming." (Sydney Film Festival)

2016Rating: R16, Violence horror, drug use & offensive language89 minsAustralia
Thriller
94%
want to see

Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

press

Seems destined to become one of those Yuletide perennials for people who like their holiday-themed entertainment as perversely un-wholesome as possible.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Working within a heavily codified structure, [Peckover has] found a way to keep it fresh and exciting.

4.0
0
Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

press

While the film is more cartoonish than psychologically believable, it's willing to go to some genuinely uncomfortable places.

3.0
0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

A consistently surprising and unusually well-acted thriller, which says pertinent things about suburbia, holiday entertainment and toxic masculinity.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Best described as Home Alone meets Michael Haneke's Funny Games, the sadistic horror comedy [Better Watch Out] is the kind of film that's tough to categorise but easy to enjoy.

0
FilmInk

FilmInk

press

...[for] a good jolt and moderate comedy-gore, this is well worth catching.

0

I did not enjoy better watch out that much at all the storyline is messed up and the plot is crazed. This Movie was quite a shambles.

1.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

Seems destined to become one of those Yuletide perennials for people who like their holiday-themed entertainment as perversely un-wholesome as possible.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Working within a heavily codified structure, [Peckover has] found a way to keep it fresh and exciting.

4.0
0
Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

press

While the film is more cartoonish than psychologically believable, it's willing to go to some genuinely uncomfortable places.

3.0
0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

A consistently surprising and unusually well-acted thriller, which says pertinent things about suburbia, holiday entertainment and toxic masculinity.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Best described as Home Alone meets Michael Haneke's Funny Games, the sadistic horror comedy [Better Watch Out] is the kind of film that's tough to categorise but easy to enjoy.

0
FilmInk

FilmInk

press

...[for] a good jolt and moderate comedy-gore, this is well worth catching.

0

I did not enjoy better watch out that much at all the storyline is messed up and the plot is crazed. This Movie was quite a shambles.

1.0
0