The Strangers (Unrated)

The Strangers (Unrated)
The Strangers (Unrated)
  • NR
  • 1h 27m
  • 2008
Rotten48%
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Explore your worst fears imaginable in this Unrated version, now with never-before-viewed scenes too shocking and intense for theaters! After a 4 a.m. knock at the door and a haunting voice, Kristen McKay (Liv Tyler) and James Hoyt’s (Scott Speedman) remote getaway becomes a psychological night of terror as three masked strangers invade. Now they must go far beyond what they thought themselves capable of if they hope to survive.
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Rotten48%
Critics Consensus: The Strangers has a handful of genuinely scary moments, but they're not enough to elevate the end results above standard slasher fare.
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Violent horror film has both tension and gore.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that The Strangers is a grisly, tense, very scary horror movie with plenty of blood spilled. Characters are stabbed, beaten, and shot, often very graphically. That said, unlike many others in the horror genre, the film doesn't sexualize its terror, and the characters in peril aren't just sacrificial lambs -- the filmmakers attempt to make you care about them. Some teens who aren't necessarily gung-ho horror fans may be drawn in by stars Liv Tyler and Scott Speedman -- but even though the film is well made and, by the standards of the genre, "tasteful," there's still plenty of shocking violence and high-strung tension (not to mention some swearing, drinking, and smoking), making it better suited for older viewers with strong nerves. One of the scariest aspects to the movie is that the home invaders don't seem to have any motive: No backstory is given, and they display a coldblooded lack of emotion, empathy, or concern. "F--k" is said frequently.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Thriller, Horror
  • Release Date:October 21, 2008
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English
  • Audio Format:
    5.1
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