The Rental

The Rental

The Rental

Two couples rent a vacation home for what should be a celebratory weekend get-away, only to be confronted with something sinister that fills them with paranoia. The feature directorial debut of actor Dave Franco, working from a script he co-wrote with Joe Swanberg (Win It All). Stars Alison Brie (GLOW), Dan Stevens (Beauty and the Beast) Sheila Vand (A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night) and Jeremy Allen White (Shameless).

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The Rental / Reviews

FilmInk

FilmInk

Stunning cinematography, compelling performances, dark psychological aspects explored and an enigmatic ending…

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Stuff

Stuff

This is an intriguing, if ultimately not-that-innovative, cross between Shallow Grave and the home invasion horrors of The Strangers.

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Vox

Vox

So well-paced and deliberate, and its cast so good, that even though you know where it's going, it's still immensely satisfying to take the journey.

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Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

A diabolical, vise-tightening thriller.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

Pretty basic boilerplate, scary-movie stuff, with tropes and tricks that have already been extensively satirised elsewhere.

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Daily Telegraph

Daily Telegraph

Billed as an indie slasher, it works even better as a wickedly unsympathetic chamber piece.

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Slant Magazine

Slant Magazine

Dave Franco has a mighty command of silence as a measurement of emotional aftershock.

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Variety

Variety

There’s some crafty artistry at work in The Rental, and also some fairly standard pandering, which feels like a violation of the movie’s better instincts. That said, most of it is skillful and engrossing enough to establish Franco as a director to watch.

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Slash Film

Slash Film

As far as directorial debuts go, The Rental is a strong start for Franco, who proves here he can take not just one but two different tried-and-true genre formulas and rework them into something neat.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

It's a confident, enjoyably nasty piece of work, unnerving enough to cure your FOMO about that canceled summer vacation.

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