The Uninvited
The Uninvited (2009)

Based on Kim Jee-Woon's 2003 Korean horror film, "Changhwa Hongryon," "The Uninvited" revolves around Anna, who returns home after spending time in the hospital following the tragic death of her mother. Her recovery… More

Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: January 30, 2009
DVD Release Date: April 28, 2009
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Critic Score: 31% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: The Uninvited is moody and reasonably involving, but suffers from predictable plot twists.

Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel

An effective blend of thriller and horror.

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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe

The Uninvited is a mess of styles and stolen ideas, including a plot twist that would make M. Night Shyamalan roll his eyes and dialogue straight from a CW scene generator.

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Steve Newton
Georgia Straight

The only genuinely startling moments come via the deafening sound effects that accompany a large roast hitting the floor and Anna scraping metal hangers along a clothing rack.

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Nigel Floyd
Time Out

As in the original, the film slyly manipulates the audience's perspective, and a brilliantly filmed climactic 'reveal' marks this British duo as a pair to watch.

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Stephen Farber
Hollywood Reporter

In truth it's just a gimmicky thriller that doesn't play fair with the audience.

Ali Gray

It's not original, it's not especially clever and the twist won't make you want to watch it again, but hey - at least it wasn't The Unborn.

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Scott Tobias
AV Club

It's a slick, bloodless affair that's neither as suggestive as the classic general-audiences ghost stories of the past, nor as intense as a hard-R would allow it to be.

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Kara Nesvig
Minneapolis Star Tribune

Cheap thrills and a gimmicky twist at the climax keep The Uninvited in the realm of the subpar horror movie.

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Ben Kenigsberg
Time Out Chicago

The Uninvited may strike even viewers who don't know the original as disarmingly familiar.

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Flixster Audience Score: 49% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalhães
A rare case of American remake that I find better than the original film, since the tension is carried out much more carefully here and with a more concise plot… More
Drew Smith
What hurts more to watch: a bad movie, or a below-average adaptation of a great movie? The Uninvited is a cliched piece of PG-13 horror shit from start to… More
jay nixon
Wastes two very good performers, Elizabeth Banks and David Strathairn, in a murky silly wannabe thriller.
Emily Armstrong
Nothing happened. Then, after a time, nothing continued to happen. This movie is a really really slow build to a fairly novel twist ending. But I found myself… More
Raymond Wieser
The Uninvited relies too heavily on cheesy dialogue, and jump scares to really be that frightening. It's predictable and unimaginative plot are silly, but… More
Dean King
At last a very good suspenseful thriller in a similar mould to What lies beneath, The Number 23, Secret window. I wouldn't put this in the horror category… More