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Anna returns home after spending time in a psychiatric facility following her mother's tragic death and discovers that her mother's former nurse, Rachel, has moved into their house and become engaged to her father. Soon after she learns this shocking news, Anna is visited by her mother's ghost, who warns her that Rachel has evil intentions. Together, Anna and her sister must convince their father that his new fiancee is not who she pretends to be.
Suspense Thriller - This rather loose remake of the Korean film A Tale of Two Sisters
like the original, a psychological thriller more than a supernatural
horror tale. Some violent and intense content plus sexual references
make the film inappropriate for children. Fans of Elizabeth Banks
should enjoy her change-of-pace evil turn here.
PROFANITY: 1 F-word, 2 S-words, 2 GD's, very few others. SEX/NUDITY: Brief sex without nudity. VIOLENCE: Hits, struggles, bloody bodies. DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Brief alcohol, including by teens. ACTION: Struggles; an explosion. COMEDY: Occasional wisecracks.
Berardinelli, Internet CriticFull Review Good The Uninvited is a flawed production, but gratifying in the way it delivers. The interesting and unique elements of the movie effectively compensate for the formulaic way in which the plot develops.
Roger EbertFull Review Good I recoiled twice in the opening minutes of "The Invited," and that's a good sign. This is a well-crafted film that weaves a story not as predictable as it might seem.
USA TodayFull Review Above Average A stylish horror thriller in the vein of The Ring, it's well-acted, frightening and handsomely produced. Though not in the top tier of psychological horror flicks, The Uninvited is well-paced and offers enough jolts and twists to keep an audience sufficiently on the edge of their seats to offset the price of admission.
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OPINION OVERVIEW The following is the original "What's Worth
Watching" write-up for this movie.
Based on a theater exit polling of 37 moviegoers:
TEENS:Better than half of the males enjoyed "Uninvited," but most of them rated it above average, which is pretty good but certainly not great. The females rated it quite a bit higher but still had almost half who weren't real impressed and rated it average to below average.
TWENTYSOMETHINGS:The few reviews in this group are good.
ADULTS:The one female really enjoyed it. Two of the three males only rated it as "Good/Average." The other male enjoyed it very much.
A deadly battle of wills begins when Anna (Emily Browning) returns from a psychiatric facility and investigates the circumstances surrounding her mother's suspicious and untimely death. While Anna recuperates from the tragedy, her father (David Strathairn) becomes engaged to Rachel (Elizabeth Banks), her mother's former nurse, and moves her into their home. Anna's dismay quickly turns to horror when she is visited by her mother's ghost – crying out for revenge and pointing an accusing finger at Rachel. When her father refuses to heed their warnings, Anna and her sister, Alex (Arielle Kebbel), look into Rachel's questionable past. But Anna may be underestimating Rachel – perhaps fatally so.