The Roost

Metascore
62

Generally favorable reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10

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Critic Reviews

  1. 70
    It's clear right away that The Roost is no hack job. It's made by people who have a major love for the genre and generally anything that goes bump in the night.
  2. 70
    The Roost advances a nifty man-vs.-nature scenario that harks back to Fessenden's own "Wendigo" and provides a nice chaser to a summer movie season populated by cuddly penguins and benevolent cheetahs.
  3. Reviewed by: Robert Koehler
    70
    Debuting helmer Ti West taps into the realist-horror spirit of mentor and exec producer Larry Fessenden, and makes a scarier pic than any by his master.
  4. 70
    Full of genuine scares and impressively disturbing effects.
  5. The cynical should be warned that, as in "Blair Witch," most of the scares depend upon sound and editing rather than elaborate effects, but young director Ti West gets a lot of bang for his meager bucks.
  6. Ti West's affectionate homage to no-frills fright flicks keeps it simple and succeeds on its own stripped-down terms.
User Score
7.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 10 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. JayH.
    Apr 7, 2008
    6
    Great score, very suspenseful and the acting is convincing. Some genuine scares, it moves along at a great pace. Skillfully directed by Ti Great score, very suspenseful and the acting is convincing. Some genuine scares, it moves along at a great pace. Skillfully directed by Ti West. Good special effects. A lot is accomplished without much of a budget. Full Review »
  2. yoshij.
    Oct 29, 2005
    10
    Awesome!