The Intruder

critic Reviews

, 33% Rotten Tomatometer Score
  • The Intruder might appeal to fans of shout-at-the-screen cinema, but this thriller's ludicrous plot robs it of suspense -- and undermines Dennis Quaid's suitably over-the-top performance.
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    Tim CogshellFilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
    It's fun! Is it brilliant or groundbreaking? No.
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    Elena LazicLittle White Lies
    The Intruder succeeds in making this scenario less blatantly paranoid and misanthropic than it often appears... It also helps that Quaid, showing remarkable dedication to the role, jumps effortlessly between magnanimous old fool and evil.
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    Bilge EbiriNew York Magazine/Vulture
    Iit's high time Quaid truly embraced the role of a real horror-movie psycho, and the key pleasure of... The Intruder lies in watching the actor bounce among extremes of charm, anxiety, chumminess, and madness.
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    Chris StuckmannChrisStuckmann.com
    A thriller filled with unnecessary relationship drama that goes nowhere and a message about gun violence that's instantly tossed aside. Dennis Quaid is the one saving grace.
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    Sara Michelle FettersMovieFreak.com
    [All]I kept thinking about as I walked home was just how angry those last few seconds ended up making me.
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    Dwight BrownNational Newspaper Publishers Association
    This formulaic suspense/thriller with its toxic mix of obsession, anger and fear covers no new ground. What could happen that you haven't seen before? Not much.
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    Scott NyeBattleship Pretension
    The in-between stuff isn't nearly as sharp, mostly tepid suggestions at some kind of marinating psychosis threatening to explode at some very distant point.
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    Allen AlmacharThe MacGuffin
    The Intruder is basically 'the Dennis Quaid show,' and he delivers with a full tilt showcase.
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    Dan ScullyCinema76
    As a piece of film craft, The Intruder is nothing short of abysmal. Yet it works beautifully. It's aggressively watchable. It's thrilling as hell. Why? Because unlike so many gleefully bad movies, this trashterpiece is made in earnest.
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    Dusty WilsonThe Spool
    The script itself is as paint-by-numbers as you would expect, but it is the characters that turn this film into the so-bad-it's-amazing classic it deserves to become.
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