Written March 17, 2013
This was a good movie. However, I wold not watch it again. It was rated R and I was expecting a jump out of my seat scare and this movie did not do that. I enjoyed the cast and the plot was great, but I just do not think it should have been rated R.
Written August 22, 2014
This movie was very entertaining and kept me on the edge of my seat throughout the entire movie. Halle Berry was excellent and did a great job in her role, I was still shaking as I walked out. It is great for adults but I would definitely not let my teenage daughter or children see it as she would never stay home alone again or go to the Mall alone ever again. The ending was perfect and a surprise. Not a movie for young girls.
Written January 29, 2015
GREAT movie - on the edge of our seats almost the entire time - went with a friend who took turns with me jumping OUT of our seats a couple of times! :)
Halle is great (as usual) - different role for her - and little Miss Breslin just as good.
RECOMMEND THIS NAIL BITING THRILLER!
Written December 22, 2014
I had read mixed reviews on this, but 4 of us decided to go, anyway. We were so glad we had ignored the negative reviews. There were some flaws in parts of the movie, but we were all captured by the action from a few minutes into the movie and the tension never let go! Halle Berry is good. Abigail Breslin is good. The male psychopath was good. We did leave with some unanswered questions which could have better been answered in the movie, but all it did for us was to make for interesting speculation over dinner. As we left the theater, several people were having reactions similar to ours.
If I had any criticism, it would have been for the directing. A couple of scenes needed some fleshing out, but the criticism is not strong enough to keep me from recommending this movie. If you like intense, GO! (Not for kids or early adolescents!)
Written February 01, 2015
After reading critics reviews "hard to beat," and even "fun," and film warnings that included
"Disturbing wigs," I thought it would be enjoyable, at least mildly. And face it, who isn't curious about "disturbing wigs?" (Halle Berry's- and yes, it was). But this movie grabbed me by the jugular from the onset and never let up. Gruesome, frightening, disturbing, - actually almost made me have to leave to vomit more than once. Do not see if you are squeamish or have a teenage daughter. Particularly with blonde hair. I actually came home and checked my dark closets. This was just CREEPY. Suspenseful? Yes. Taut? Yes. Not badly made, either. Just not the kind of psycho I want embedded in my brain.