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: 89% 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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Britt Hayes

The Invitation is an exceptionally unnerving thriller, a sharp study in the horrors of platonic indulgence and the over-extension of courtesy.

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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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Kristian M. Lin
Fort Worth Weekly

Kusama does an expert job of unspooling the suspense.

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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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Jenni Miller
Bust Magazine

Director Karyn Kusama makes the most of the angular, impossibly expensive house in the Hollywood Hills where almost all of the claustrophobic action takes place.

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Flixster Audience Score: 70% Flixster User Reviews
Film Crazy
The tension built up over the 90% of movie to meet its climax is simply tedious. I wish I was uninvited to the movie night đ???
Charles Brennan
Persuasive performances, assured production and slow-burn approach all appreciated but the only tension this film provoked in me was not 'what will… More
Carlos Magalhăes
Kusama's direction is excellent, especially in the way she explores the mise-en-scčne and the geography of the house where the narrative takes place, and… 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
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
Jesse Ortega
Been a couple of days since I wrote a review, I slept the entire night on Monday, due to the fact that it was too hot to sleep during the day since I had no… More