The Invitation
The Invitation (2016)

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 his ex-wife Eden (Tammy Blanchard, Into the Woods) and new husband,… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: April 8, 2016
DVD Release Date: April 8, 2016
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Critic Score: 88% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: The Invitation makes brilliant use of its tension-rich premise to deliver a uniquely effective -- and surprisingly clever -- slow-building thriller.

Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald

If you were at a creepy dinner party, and the hosts decided to show a video of their vacation in which they spent time with a crazy cult leader in Mexico, would you stick around for the main course?

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Scott Marks
San Diego Reader

John Carroll Lynch shares credit with a superb ensemble, but it's his halcyon turn as a pitiable demon that unifies the action.

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MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher

A chillingly crafted portrait of quiet menacing uncertainty. Balefully replicates the precariousness of not being able to trust one's own instincts.

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Calvin Wilson
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Psychological thrillers just don't get any better than this.

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Mark Jenkins
Washington Post

All this foreboding produces no suspense: It's evident from the bloody prologue where "The Invitation" is headed.

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Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press

Like Will, the movie balances on a precipice between the everyday and the fantastic. It feels like it would make sense for almost anything to happen in the movie. And then it does.

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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

Beautifully paced, the movie traces a steady arc from amiability to apocalypse.

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Katie Walsh
Los Angeles Times

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.

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Anton Bitel
VODzilla.co

A long night of the soul for America's laid-back, liberal classes.

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Flixster Audience Score: 71% Flixster User Reviews
Mark Hobin
Writers Phil Hay and Matt Manfredi really take their time in establishing the characters. Hosts Eden and David are so cordial. Are they overtly so or is that… More
Philip Price
The Invitation is a home invasion movie that remains contained. It is a film about paranoia that keeps each potential threat within each characters field of… More
Glenn Gaylord
BRING YOUR OWN BOOS - My Review of THE INVITATION (2 1/2 Stars) Sometimes it's possible to bring together all the talent the world has to offer, creative… More
Alec Barniskis
An extremely effective slow burn thriller. Misdirection and red herrings can get tiresome quickly, but "The Invitation" plays the audience so well… More