The Uninvited
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Filmmaking duo Thomas and Charles Guard make their feature directorial debuts as the co-directors of this remake of Kim Jee-woon's 2003 Korean film A Tale of Two Sisters. Produced by Asian horror remake king Roy Lee, The Uninvited tells the story of a young girl named Anna (Emily Browning), who was admitted into a mental hospital following the death of her biological mother. Returning home some time later, Anna is shocked to discover that her father (David Strathairn) has recently gotten engaged to Rachel (Elizabeth Banks), her mother's former nurse. Anna's suspicions about Rachel… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 31%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"An effective blend of thriller and horror."
‑ Roger Moore, Orlando Sentinel
"The Uninvited is a mess of styles and stolen ideas, including a plot twist that would make M. Night Shyamalan roll his eyes and dialogue straight from a CW scene generator."
‑ Wesley Morris, Boston Globe
"The only genuinely startling moments come via the deafening sound effects that accompany a large roast hitting the floor and Anna scraping metal hangers along a clothing rack."
‑ Steve Newton, Georgia Straight
"This is one of those "gotcha!" movies where nothing you see can be believed."
‑ Dave White,
"Just to set the taste level, the first line in The Uninvited is 'I love you, I have a condom.' Yep, the bar is already lowered."
‑ Clay Cane,
"As in the original, the film slyly manipulates the audience's perspective, and a brilliantly filmed climactic 'reveal' marks this British duo as a pair to watch."
‑ Nigel Floyd, Time Out
"In truth it's just a gimmicky thriller that doesn't play fair with the audience."
‑ Stephen Farber, Hollywood Reporter
"It's not original, it's not especially clever and the twist won't make you want to watch it again, but hey - at least it wasn't The Unborn."
‑ Ali Gray,
"Take a 'concept', strip it bare of all layers of meaning, remake it with added genre cliches and scantily clad American teens in order to a 'wider audience'. Voila."
‑ Mike Edwards, What Culture
"A mild improvement over its nigh unwatchable predecessor..."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"The Uninvited may strike even viewers who don't know the original as disarmingly familiar."
‑ Ben Kenigsberg, Time Out New York
"Cheap thrills and a gimmicky twist at the climax keep The Uninvited in the realm of the subpar horror movie."
‑ Kara Nesvig, Minneapolis Star Tribune
"The Uninvited may strike even viewers who don't know the original as disarmingly familiar."
‑ Ben Kenigsberg, Time Out Chicago
"As far as PG-13 Americanizations of Asian shockers go, it's about 70 percent passable"
‑ Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion
"Suffers from a meekness -- its scares never dig deep and are more sensational than disturbing, and its storyline has been modified to something more conventional."
‑ Jeffrey Chen, Window to the Movies
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