The Strangers
The Strangers (2008)

Explore your worst fears imaginable in this Unrated version, now with never-before-viewed scenes too shocking and intense for theaters! After a 4 a.m. knock at the door and a haunting voice, Kristen McKay (Liv Tyler) and James Hoyt's… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: May 29, 2008
DVD Release Date: October 21, 2008
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Critic Score: 45% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: The Strangers provides a few scares, but offers little else to distinguish itself from other slasher films.

Claudia Puig
USA Today

The Strangers has a couple of scares, but it's not anywhere near as frightening as advertised. The creepy folks of the title are more fumbling than fiendish.

Bob Mondello

A sadistic, unmotivated home-invasion flick.

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Simon Miraudo

But I guess it's just hard for a movie about characters with bags on their heads to have any real teeth.

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Nigel Floyd
Time Out

This suspense film by first-time writer-director Bryan Bertino initially squeezes some surprisingly effective scares out of familiar elements. Sadly, the scenario quickly becomes attenuated and unbelievable.

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Ebert & Roeper

Don't let the attractive cast, the slick look or the 'inspired by true events' nonsense mislead you. The Strangers is a despicable and mean-spirited practical joke.

Ali Gray

Just get comfortable, sit back and smile at the slaughter - unlike Funny Games, at least this is bloodshed you can enjoy.

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Amy Biancolli
Houston Chronicle

At least it's short.

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Kyle Smith
New York Post

Kind of like what The Shining might be if you took out the ESP. And the ghosts. And the chilling atmosphere. So call it The Sucking.

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Kelly Vance
East Bay Express

Writer-director Bertino just wants to scare our pants off, and succeeds admirably.

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Flixster Audience Score: 47% Flixster User Reviews
John Manard
Pretty creepy movie but watch the movie Them (ills) for a better version. I like it but just really could have been better.
BG Movie Reviews 2011
To briefly sum up the film for those people with little time or short attention spans, here is a brief summary: it's an average flick with some jumpy… More
Carlos Magalh„es
An inconceivably horrid display of sadism with an amount of stupidity that I can't remember seeing before (and I wanted to punch Bertino in the face for… More
Melvin White
Kristen: Why are you doing this to us?† Dollface: Because you were home.† "Lock the door. Pretend your safe." When I originally watched this in… More
Albert Kim
Horror elements work and it effectively relies on a super slim story. Other then that, this film becomes frustrating
Japes .
I didn't really like it. It was kind of boring and the storyline was really pointless. A group of random people torture a couple without a legitimate… More

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