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When David and Amy Fox's car breaks down in the middle of nowhere, they are froced to stay at the only motel around, with only the TV to entertain them... until they discover that the low-budget slasher movies they're watching were all filmed in the very room they're sitting in. With hidden cameras now aimed at them, trapping them in rooms, crawlspaces, underground tunnels, and filming their every move, David and Amy must struggle to get out alive before whomever is watching them can finish their latest masterpiece.

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 56%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"It's not pretty, but it's certainly vacant."
‑ Trevor Johnston, Time Out
"It's welcome to see another movie that relies more on apprehension and suspense than torture chambers. Vacancy might not get Mr. Hitchcock smiling from above. But he won't be spinning in his grave, either."
‑ Scott Bowles, USA Today
"Once the fight-for-their-lives plot kicks in, unfortunately named director Nimród Antal keeps the action intense and well paced."
‑ Steve Newton, Georgia Straight
"Vacancy is a no-nonsense, no ambition thriller, but sometimes that's more than enough to please."
‑ Christian Toto, Washington Times
"Un pasatiempo eficaz que recupera parte del espíritu de la clase B al servicio de un relato tenso y por momentos perturbador, sin mayores pretensiones."
‑ Enrique Buchichio, Uruguay Total
"Vacancy may be trying to bridge both worlds, but it ends up straddling the fence."
‑ David Fear, Time Out New York
"Packs a lot of old-fashioned shocks into its taut 80-minute running time."
‑ Lou Lumenick, New York Post
"An unpleasant and hardly entertaining creepy horror road movie that comes up as vacant as an empty room."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Very creepy."
‑ JoBlo, JoBlo's Movie Emporium
"Vacancy isn't a commentary, just another graphically violent horror movie, traveling a well-worn path -- urbanites wandering into the countryside and being accosted by rural weirdos."
‑ Gary Thompson, Philadelphia Daily News
"Vacancy, in the end, simply offers a particularly aggressive brand of couples counseling."
‑ Steven Rea, Philadelphia Inquirer
"The point of Vacancy is the terror, not the torture. Horror is vastly more effective when left to the mind's eye and it is what we can't see in Vacancy that truly frightens."
‑ Peter Howell, Toronto Star
"[Director Nimrod] Antal does such a good job that you almost overlook the absurdities built into the screenplay."
‑ Steve Biodrowski, Cinefantastique
"All things considered, not half bad. Indeed, it's much less than half bad."
‑ Tim Brayton, Antagony & Ecstasy
"It's only in the last act that things begin to get a bit flaky but up till then VACANCY does what it sets out to do without any pretenses."
‑ Ted Murphy, Murphy's Movie Reviews
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