Metascore
45

Mixed or average reviews - based on 21 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 21
  2. Negative: 3 out of 21
  1. Reviewed by: Bill Goodykoontz
    Mar 29, 2012
    50
    Intruders promises much but delivers relatively little.
  2. Reviewed by: Ethan Gilsdorf
    Mar 29, 2012
    50
    Its muddled, overambitious story leaves us unsatisfied - you might even say hollow.
  3. 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.
  4. Reviewed by: Damon Wise
    Mar 25, 2012
    60
    Though short on shocks and mild in horror terms, Fresnadillo's fantasy has a lot of heart and sincerity in equal measure.
  5. Reviewed by: Lisa Schwarzbaum
    Mar 28, 2012
    67
    Owen devotes himself to the horror-flick role of a father battling his daughter's monsters with the same trademark efficiency and intensity he brings to every project, whether pulpy like "Killer Elite" or pure like "Shadow Dancer."
  6. Reviewed by: Robert Abele
    Mar 29, 2012
    70
    The effect is both visceral and thoughtful, demonstrating a knack for cinematic dread rarely shown by today's manipulative horror meisters.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. Reviewed by: Rex Reed
    Mar 28, 2012
    25
    He (Owen) doesn't fail the movie. The movie fails him. As his wife, the superb Carice van Houten has so little to do or say - so peripheral a relation to everything else in the movie - that she seems to be an intruder herself.
  11. Reviewed by: Lou Lumenick
    Mar 30, 2012
    50
    Juan Carlos Fresnadillo's Intruders looks great and has a promising opening, but this atmospheric Spanish psychological thriller is otherwise pretty underwhelming.
  12. Reviewed by: Andrew Lapin
    Mar 30, 2012
    50
    Far from carving its way into new nightmares, Intruders is bland enough to put old ones to rest.
  13. Reviewed by: James Berardinelli
    Mar 29, 2012
    50
    The inevitable twist ties things neatly together before leading to a confusing, borderline-indecipherable ending that fails to satisfy on a number of levels.
  14. Reviewed by: Amy Biancolli
    Mar 29, 2012
    25
    If you don't guess the big twist in the first 30 minutes, Intruders is half of a good movie. If you do, it's about a third of a good movie. Either way, there's a whole lot of bad movie to contend with.
  15. Reviewed by: Scott Tobias
    Mar 28, 2012
    50
    Feels tentative and weak whenever it isn't simply baldly derivative. It's old-fashioned to the point of ossification.
  16. Reviewed by: Peter Bradshaw
    Mar 25, 2012
    40
    This is really very humdrum stuff compared to the electric strangeness of "Intact."
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. Reviewed by: Joshua Rothkopf
    Mar 27, 2012
    40
    Fresnadillo, working with screenwriters Nicolás Casariego and Jaime Marques, might be angling for the same YA fantasy as "Pan's Labyrinth," but they've forgotten about that film's violent underpinnings, a mistake that leaches their movie of suspense.
  20. Reviewed by: Justin Chang
    Mar 25, 2012
    50
    A fitfully creepy, overly protracted chiller that plays more like a noncommittal sampler of horror techniques than the vivid nightmare it's clearly aiming for.
  21. Reviewed by: Mark Holcomb
    Mar 27, 2012
    40
    With nothing tangible at stake, Intruders is just an aggregation of influences that's as blank as its bogeyman.
User Score
5.2

Mixed or average reviews- based on 18 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 5
  2. Negative: 1 out of 5
  1. 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. Full Review »
  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. Full Review »
  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 Full Review »