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The Invitation

HD   Unrated Closed Captioning

Karyn Kusama

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About the Movie

In this taut psychological thriller by Karyn Kusama (Girlfight, Jennifer’s Body), the tension is palpable when Will (Logan Marshall-Green, Prometheus) shows up to a dinner party hosted by his ex-wife Eden (Tammy Blanchard, Into the Woods) and new husband David (Michiel Huisman, “Game of Thrones”). The estranged divorcees’ tragic past haunts an equally eerie present; amid Eden’s suspicious behavior and her mysterious house guests, Will becomes convinced that his invitation was extended with a hidden agenda. Unfolding over one dark evening in the Hollywood Hills, The Invitation blurs layers of mounting paranoia, mystery, and horror until both Will—and the audience—are unsure what threats are real or imagined.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews

TOMATOMETER

89%
  • Reviews Counted: 89
  • Fresh: 79
  • Rotten: 10
  • Average Rating: 7.5/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: If the movie works as well as it does, it's because Ms. Kusama can coax scares from shadows, silences and ricocheting looks. – Manohla Dargis, New York Times, Apr 7, 2016

Fresh: Kusama ratchets the story's tension masterfully, building to a final shot that's as chilling as it is perfect. – Chris Nashawaty, Entertainment Weekly, Apr 8, 2016

Fresh: Will is the proxy through which we experience the increasingly confounding web of suspicion and surprises that are obfuscated by social niceties and facades of politesse. – Katie Walsh, Los Angeles Times, Apr 15, 2016

Fresh: It's an unusually evocative achievement in suspense, and in a brand of cinematic paranoia unique to the hills, canyons and denizens of LA. – Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune, Apr 14, 2016

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Customer Reviews

Plot dies faster than its characters

I watched this based on a positive critic’s review. This is M. Night Shyamalan Light. The actors are great, it’s the script that’s lacking in commitment. Instead you get a whole lot of vagueness and loose reference with a complete nonsensical plot twist as a payoff at the end. We, the audience, deserve better. "The End", for all its campy ridiculousness, is Oscar worthy in comparison. Don’t trust those Tomatoes people.

91%? Wow...

It is hard to believe this received 91% positive reviews on Rotten Tomatoes. It was an incredibly odd storyline, the premise was poorly conceived, and the acting was piss-poor. This is something I would expect to watch on Amazon Prime when I have exhausted all available options on Netflix and I am really desperate. Save your $.

Creepy and amazing

This movie will stay with you. So well done!

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