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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 25
  2. Negative: 0 out of 25
  1. Reviewed by: Amy Nicholson
    Sep 16, 2014
    100
    A transcendent comic chiller, when The Guest's characters are in peril we actually care, and Wingard respectfully makes the kills clean and quick.
  2. Reviewed by: A.A. Dowd
    Sep 17, 2014
    83
    Dumb fun is rarely this smartly delivered.
  3. Reviewed by: David Hughes
    Sep 1, 2014
    80
    Mainstream audiences may find this too oddball to appreciate as a straight thriller. But tune into its strange frequency and there is much to enjoy — perhaps even adore.
  4. Reviewed by: Bill Goodykoontz
    Sep 18, 2014
    80
    Wingard and screenwriter Simon Barrett last worked together on You're Next, a ferocious film that is also intelligent. They're even more successful here.
  5. Reviewed by: Cory Everett
    Jun 27, 2014
    75
    The ensemble is perfectly cast (a rarity for this genre) which helps to make the first half a delightful slow burn instead of a check-your-watch-until-the-carnage-starts.
  6. Reviewed by: Sheila O'Malley
    Sep 18, 2014
    75
    The Guest takes its time revealing what is really going on, and has a lot of fun in that slow reveal process.
  7. Reviewed by: Tim Robey
    Sep 4, 2014
    60
    Wingard has the technique to pull this homage off, and the sense to build unease from somewhere in the core of America’s psyche.

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  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Sep 19, 2014
    9
    -Great movie - one of the best of the year in my opinion
    -Very clever B movie
    -Lots of laugh out loud moments
    -Great neo 80's style music

    -reminds me, stylistically, a bit of Drive (one of my favorite movies of all time)
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