The Strangers (2008)
  • The film bares a resemblence to Funny Games, which delivered much more with its intent to shock
  • I would not recommend this film to anyone, unless your a fan of Liv Tyler and would like to see her in a role not characteristic of her


    • by Andrew E.
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      MPAA Rating - Rated R for violence/terror and language.

      Stars: Liv Tyler, Scott Speedman, Gemma Ward, Laura Margolis, Kip Weeks, Glenn Howerton

      The Strangers tells the story of a young couple staying in an isolated vacation home who are terrorized by a group of three strangers.

      While acted well, The Strangers was a let down of a movie. The trailer was more captivated and thrilling than the movie itself overall. The movie begins with a


      scene of two Mormon boys discovering the “grisly” crime scene and calling 911. The rest of the movie tells the events building up to boys’ discovery.

      The crime scene itself isn’t anywhere nor as grisly or shocking as the initial scene would indicate. Kristen and James arrive at James’ family’s vacation home after Kristen rejected James’ marraige proposal. The tension between the two sets the stage for the events to come. Shortly after their arrival home, Kristen is left alone, and the “strangers” began their torture by playing mind games with her. When James arrives home, he initially dismisses Kristen’s claims of intruders, until they began tormenting him as well. Eventually, the mind games stop and the physical torture begins.

      Sadly, this is also where the movie loses its excitement and appeal. The only interest and remotely thrilling parts of the movie were at the ...


      • The Strangers (2008)
      beginning of the strangers’ games, mostly when Kristen was left alone. Once the strangers made themselves known to Kristen and James, the movie became bland, and very cliche. Scenes became predictible, and the film became tiresome, even with it barely being 80 minutes long. When the strangers finally “capture” Kristen and James, the “payoff” the film has been building up to is mediocre at best.

      The fault cannot be put on the actors,

      as they all did a wonderful job. The script itself was not anything great. The film bares a resemblence to Funny Games, which delivered much more with its intent to shock. The Strangers fails to deliver on the intensity that its trailer originally promises. I would not recommend this film to anyone, unless your a fan of Liv Tyler and would like to see her in a role not characteristic of her.


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