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The Invitation – Movie Review 2015

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La Invitación (2015)
The Invitation (2015)

A dinner party is the perfect excuse for a plot to make a good and efficient movie: The Invitation.

The Invitation is a film that constantly plays with the viewer, at times surprises us with quite effective tricks. Devoid of any gore, it is a psychological thriller that is well narrated and structured. A very shrewd piece of cinematorgraphy.

The movie is directed by Karyn Kusama and stars Logan Marshall-GreenMichiel Huisman and Tammy Blanchard.

Plot

Several people are invited to dinner and Will becomes suspicious of the hosts when they are shown a strange cult video of a girl dying. Nothing is normal: neither the generosity of the hosts nor the strange attitude of them, who seem to be members of a doomsday cult.

Movie Review

The movie takes its time and the audience will engage to its rhythm, playing its cards and its hands slowly. It is a quite simple, but suggestive plot – an ambitious project, indeed. A limited budget production, it is a sort of chamber spiel: a house and several friends who meet after a few years and nothing is the same anymore.

It’s not one of those door-screeching, music-heavy scares: it is a movie that at its own pace creates the tense and suspenseful atmosphere, a movie that tries to consult with the audience the next move and clue. Reminiscent of the game Clue that knows that we are involved in it, and we love the game.

It is one of those films that leads us towards the end that, whether we like it or not, we have been anticipating throughout the entire movie.

La Invitación (2015)
The Invitation (2015)

Our Opinion

Without being brilliant nor leaving us petrified, it does play its cards well, and makes for an intriguing and suspenseful viewing experience. It gives clues, plays tricks and mind-games on the viewer, and that’s what we were looking for.

It has skillfully managed to create a tense but captivating atmosphere that keeps the audience engaged.

We give it three stars.

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Cast & Crew

The Invitation (2015)

Movie title: The Invitation

Movie description: Several people are invited to dinner and Will becomes suspicious of the hosts when they are shown a strange cult video of a girl dying. Nothing is normal: neither the generosity of the hosts nor the strange attitude of them, who seem to be members of a doomsday cult.

Date published: January 9, 2022

Country: Estados Unidos

Duration: 100 mins

Author: Martin Cid

Director(s): Karyn Kusama

Actor(s): Logan Marshall-Green, Michiel Huisman, Tammy Blanchard, John Carroll Lynch, Mike Doyle, Emayatzy Corinealdi, Karl Yune, Toby Huss, Marieh Delfino, Michelle Krusiec, Lindsay Burdge, Aiden Lovekamp, Jordi Vilasuso, Jay Larson, Danielle Camastra

Genre: Thriller, Horror

Our Veredict

Without being brilliant nor leaving us petrified, it does play its cards well, and makes for an intriguing and suspenseful experience. It gives clues, tricks and mind-games, and that’s what we were looking for.

Overall
6/10
6/10

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