The Guest (2014)

The Guest (2014)

The Guest (2014)

The family of a serviceman killed in action receive an unexpected visit from one of his deadly comrades (Dan Stevens, Downton Abbey's Matthew Crawley) in this creepy thriller from the makers of You're Next. Co-stars Maika Monroe, star of breakout indie horror It Follows.

2014Rating: R16, Graphic violence, drug use, offensive language & sexual material96 minsUSA
ActionHorrorThriller
89%
want to see

Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

press

Wingard wreaks havoc on another nuclear family in this giddily violent treat for genre fans.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

Cool as you like one second, camp as Christmas the next, this entertainingly overpumped action-horror will have genre fans (and their mums) grinning from ear to ear.

4.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

Wingard is building a résumé that pays at least as much attention to character and story as it does to scares and body count.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Increasingly ludicrous schlocker has plenty of fun with genre convention, unafraid to laugh at itself as the bodies pile up and the knowing nods and winks become manic twitches.

3.0
0
The Dissolve

The Dissolve

press

Wingard's direction is a robust throwback to the VHS gorefests of yore, but with a distinctly more modern slickness and snap.

4.0
0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

One of the many pleasures of director Adam Wingard's tough, fun thriller is seeing Matthew Crawley -- er, British actor Dan Stevens -- serve up a mesmerizing star turn of psycho charm.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

A slow-burn approach seems to pose a challenging change-up for the filmmakers, who struggle to build tension as the second acts stretches well past the point when the level of menace should be escalating.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Mainstream audiences may find this too oddball to appreciate as a straight thriller. But tune into its strange frequency and there is much to enjoy — perhaps even adore.

4.0
0

The Guest is freaking amazeballs, and one of the best movies of the year. Immensely entertaining action thriller. Great soundtrack. Listen to the song "The Magician" by Mike Simonetti. Dan Stevens is fantastic as "David". I'd describe his character as the handsome, charismatic human version of the Terminator. See this awesome movie!

5.0
0

A suspense filled creeper. Not a skin crawler but goo all the same.

3.0
0

Perfectly pitched, paced and performed, The Guest is a straight-faced cinephiles’ homage to 1970s and 1980s era horror thrillers. From the spot on synth score, to the October setting, complete with pumpkins and the seemingly perfect American family, living in the apparently perfect town, The Guest tips its hat, and adds the odd sly wink, to John Carpenter...

5.0
0

Cheesy C grade movie

1.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

Wingard wreaks havoc on another nuclear family in this giddily violent treat for genre fans.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

Cool as you like one second, camp as Christmas the next, this entertainingly overpumped action-horror will have genre fans (and their mums) grinning from ear to ear.

4.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

Wingard is building a résumé that pays at least as much attention to character and story as it does to scares and body count.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Increasingly ludicrous schlocker has plenty of fun with genre convention, unafraid to laugh at itself as the bodies pile up and the knowing nods and winks become manic twitches.

3.0
0
The Dissolve

The Dissolve

press

Wingard's direction is a robust throwback to the VHS gorefests of yore, but with a distinctly more modern slickness and snap.

4.0
0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

One of the many pleasures of director Adam Wingard's tough, fun thriller is seeing Matthew Crawley -- er, British actor Dan Stevens -- serve up a mesmerizing star turn of psycho charm.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

A slow-burn approach seems to pose a challenging change-up for the filmmakers, who struggle to build tension as the second acts stretches well past the point when the level of menace should be escalating.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Mainstream audiences may find this too oddball to appreciate as a straight thriller. But tune into its strange frequency and there is much to enjoy — perhaps even adore.

4.0
0

The Guest is freaking amazeballs, and one of the best movies of the year. Immensely entertaining action thriller. Great soundtrack. Listen to the song "The Magician" by Mike Simonetti. Dan Stevens is fantastic as "David". I'd describe his character as the handsome, charismatic human version of the Terminator. See this awesome movie!

5.0
0

A suspense filled creeper. Not a skin crawler but goo all the same.

3.0
0

Perfectly pitched, paced and performed, The Guest is a straight-faced cinephiles’ homage to 1970s and 1980s era horror thrillers. From the spot on synth score, to the October setting, complete with pumpkins and the seemingly perfect American family, living in the apparently perfect town, The Guest tips its hat, and adds the odd sly wink, to John Carpenter...

5.0
0

Cheesy C grade movie

1.0
0