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  • Summary: Though no one can see him, Hollow Face lurks in the corners, desperately desiring love but only knowing how to spread fear and hate. He creeps into the life of John Farrow after Farrow’s beloved 13-year-old daughter Mia is assaulted in their home. The line between the real and the imaginary blurs as fissures start to open within the family unit. It seems that no security measure can keep Hollow Face out. (Millennium Entertainment) Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 21
  2. Negative: 3 out of 21
  1. Reviewed by: Andy Klein
    Mar 31, 2012
    91
    The mystery of the dual plot line is also a trick – a very cleverly executed one, which baffles the audience by exploiting their ingrained responses to certain cinematic conventions. I didn't figure it out until moments before the big reveal.
  2. Reviewed by: Manohla Dargis
    Mar 29, 2012
    70
    The monster that creeps into the satisfyingly shivery horror film Intruders doesn't just hide under the bed, it also lurks in dark corners, including those dimmed by your own imagination.
  3. Reviewed by: Michelle Orange
    Mar 28, 2012
    60
    A movie about childhood nightmares that plays too much like an actual, incoherent nightmare to make a good movie, Intruders is a psychodrama divided against itself.
  4. Reviewed by: David Rooney
    Mar 25, 2012
    50
    Where the film falls apart is in trying to steer this nightmare out of dark fantasy into the cold light of logic.
  5. Reviewed by: Bill Goodykoontz
    Mar 29, 2012
    50
    Intruders promises much but delivers relatively little.
  6. Reviewed by: Mike Scott
    Mar 30, 2012
    40
    There's a germ of a good story there, and Intruders isn't without the occasional tense moment. But unfortunately Hollowface is as undeveloped as the other characters in Intruders, which is the film's biggest flaw of all.
  7. Reviewed by: Joe Neumaier
    Mar 29, 2012
    0
    Hollowface, like Intruders (which ought to be just the singular "Intruder," as Hollowface works solo), is all about empty scares. Director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo does include perhaps the most half-hearted exorcism ever filmed, which only seems fitting.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 5
  2. Negative: 1 out of 5
  1. Sep 22, 2012
    10
    A very interesting, brilliantly-acted film that is, most importantly, SCARY, Intruders is every bit as surprising as 28 Weeks Later was, i hope to see more from this guy. Expand
  2. Nov 17, 2012
    6
    a decent effort, intruders is scary, well-acted, but near-ruined by it's incoherent plot, somewhat in the same mold as silent hill, if you don't care much about plotting, you'll find this enjoyable. Expand
  3. Nov 24, 2012
    5
    All the performances were very good with Clive Owen and Ella Purnell taking centre stage for the majority of the action. I also liked Carice van Houten, who played Mia Expand
  4. Mar 30, 2012
    5
    Intruders. A good movie with a good idea, but a terrible development, the story is great and in some moments is scare, but have a bad development. The cast is good but some performances are terrible. Intruders is a normal movie that advance without glory. Expand
  5. Sep 28, 2012
    3
    I had no expectations when watching this film, I'd never really heard of it and had only a vague understanding of what it was actually about. So watching it, my hopes weren't set too high. The acting was fine but it all felt a little too much like some sort of 'Harry Potter' side story for my liking, which looking at the CGI, isn't difficult to figure out why. I actually quite liked the concept of the film but just think it was done in the worst possible way. I just felt like the effort was put into the actual storyline but ended there, it felt rushed and, at times, pretty predictable. I can't see how this film could really scare its target audience. Aside from the obvious 'parents worst nightmare' aspect of the storyline, there was nothing in there that I'd remember in about an hour. Not an absolute waste of time, as I said, the storyline itself had some potential, but not one that I'd recommend. But hey, if you fancy seeing some extra 'Harry Potter' Dementor footage, give it a go! Expand

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