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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Rotten Tomatoes™
Critic Score
88%
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User Score
71%



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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Max Weiss
Baltimore Magazine

Is this a film about grief masquerading as a horror film -- or vice versa?

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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 Alexander
ShockTillYouDrop.com

A must see picture.

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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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Daniel Jiménez Pulido
El antepenúltimo mohicano

An emotional rollercoaster. [Full review in Spanish]

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Flixster Audience Score: 71% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalhães
Kusama's direction is excellent, especially in the way she explores the mise-en-scène 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
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
Daniel Parsons
Generically creepily enjoyable thrills gives way to a deafening sense of dread and a simple but gut punching final twist. Well made.