The Strangers Synopsis
A couple (Liv Tyler and Scott Speedman)in a suburban house are targeted by three dangerous masked strangers.
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Michael Rechtshaffen
A spare, creepily atmospheric psychological thriller with a death grip on the psychological aspect.
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75

TV Guide

By Maitland McDonagh
There's nothing more to it than meets the eye, but Bertino understands the mechanics of suspense and knows how to use them.
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75

Chicago Tribune

Bertino's taut, spare thriller is plenty scary without relying on pseudo-historical context. Anchored by convincing performances from Scott...
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75

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
This is one of those rare horror movies that concentrates on suspense and terror rather than on gore and a high body count.
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67

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Bryan Bertino, stages The Strangers' early scenes with spooky panache...But then comes the blood, the shrieking midnight chase scenes, the...
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60

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Bertino does an excellent job building dread, especially during the first half of the movie. Every silence, pause and sudden noise startles...
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30

NPR

By Bob Mondello
What possessed Liv Tyler to take a role in this sadistic, unmotivated home-invasion flick.
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25

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Here's the tricky thing about The Strangers. Sure, it uses cinema to ends that are objectionable and vile ... but it does it well, with...
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25

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
No one is getting at anything in The Strangers, except the cheapest, ugliest kind of sadistic titillation.
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12

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
A horror film with a moral. No matter how nasty a gang of murderers is, the moviemaker calling the shots is ultimately worse.
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Saw this movie tonight in LA. Amazing.

By havokx13x
I know a lot of people are saying negative things about this movie but it truly is intense and disturbing. Especially the last couple of minutes... don't worry this isn't a spoiler I'm not giving...

The Strangers - The "IT COULD HAPPEN TO YOU" kind of scary

By Kslater_564
I saw this movie last night and I thought it was done really well. The beginning is a little slow (a couple is just getting home after being at a friends wedding...they're not on good terms with each...

Can't Wait

By mangopie
The movie looks super creepy and I am especially looking forward to seeing Liv Tyler in this kind of role!...

horrible

By jonas56
i wasnt even scared dont see it...

TERROR WEARS MASKS! THE SUSPENSE KILLS!

By MOVIES REVIEWER
I just saw the press screening for this 1 3/4 hr intense movie. This suspense/thriller has plenty of terror unashamedly served-up by writer/director Bryan Bertino in a tale that was inspired by a...

Amazing Trailer!

By moviebea
Trailer is spectacular. It is so creepy. Finally- a horror film with a little oomph. So excited!...

go

By luishmr_2006
looks awsome...

masks

By Mandymoore
masks are the key to a scary movie. damn are those scary! psyched for the film....

Not So Strange

By Hot_Movie_Chick
This film accomplishes its main goal which is to scare you. Other than that it falls flat. The suspenseful moments are incredibly realistic and kept me on the edge of my seat. The subtle approach to...

great cast!

By Applebots
Amazing cast for a scary movie. I am so excited. I have missed Liv!...

More Info

Rated R | For violence/terror and language
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says not for kids Spooky horror film has both tension and gore.
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