The Invitation (2016)
Critic Consensus: The Invitation makes brilliant use of its tension-rich premise to deliver a uniquely effective -- and surprisingly clever -- slow-building thriller.
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Critic Reviews for The Invitation
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?
Psychological thrillers just don't get any better than this.
Beautifully paced, the movie traces a steady arc from amiability to apocalypse.
John Carroll Lynch shares credit with a superb ensemble, but it's his halcyon turn as a pitiable demon that unifies the action.
All this foreboding produces no suspense: It's evident from the bloody prologue where "The Invitation" is headed.
Audience Reviews for The Invitation
Interesting idea. Drags out a little long, but decent Netflix watch.
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 ð???
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 she knows very well how to create an uncomfortable feeling of unrest as we follow it from the point of view of its main character.
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