Vacancy (2007)

When David and Amy Fox's car breaks down in the middle of nowhere, they are froced to stay at the only motel around, with only the TV to entertain them... until they discover that the low-budget slasher movies they're watching were… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: April 20, 2007
DVD Release Date: August 14, 2007
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Critic Score: 56% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Vacancy's restraint with gore is commendable, the thin characters and B-movie cliches less so.

Trevor Johnston
Time Out

It's not pretty, but it's certainly vacant.

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Scott Bowles
USA Today

It's welcome to see another movie that relies more on apprehension and suspense than torture chambers. Vacancy might not get Mr. Hitchcock smiling from above. But he won't be spinning in his grave, either.

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Steve Newton
Georgia Straight

Once the fight-for-their-lives plot kicks in, unfortunately named director Nimród Antal keeps the action intense and well paced.

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David Fear
Time Out

Vacancy may be trying to bridge both worlds, but it ends up straddling the fence.

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Lou Lumenick
New York Post

Packs a lot of old-fashioned shocks into its taut 80-minute running time.

Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

An unpleasant and hardly entertaining creepy horror road movie that comes up as vacant as an empty room.

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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer

Vacancy, in the end, simply offers a particularly aggressive brand of couples counseling.

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Peter Howell
Toronto Star

The point of Vacancy is the terror, not the torture. Horror is vastly more effective when left to the mind's eye and it is what we can't see in Vacancy that truly frightens.

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Steve Biodrowski

[Director Nimrod] Antal does such a good job that you almost overlook the absurdities built into the screenplay.

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Flixster Audience Score: 42% Flixster User Reviews
John Manard
Wasnt bad decent idea. I think the ending seemed just off a bit and not sure why.
Directors Cat
It has a genius premise and a good director, you mix that in with the Hitchcock style of suspense and bloodshed restraint and what you get is Vacancy. The… More
Edward Boxler
It's commendable that Vacancy attempts to leave the audience in total suspense while keeping the gore at a bare minimum. Not to mention the opening credits… More
Bethany Murphy
The men in this were really scary... that's what made it terryifying. The acting wasn't really that great and neither was the story!
Phil Hubbs
OK what's the point of this??? lol! its so stupid and hardly scary a tall. For a start it has Luke Wilson and Kate Beckinsale in forgive me but… More
Sanjaya 丘耀文
Well, a little surprise knowing that the critics like it better than ordinary people for a type of movies like this... As a horror thriller movie, Vacancy was… More