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Generally favorable reviews- based on 108 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 86 out of 108
  2. Negative: 8 out of 108

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  1. Dec 26, 2011
    To put it plain and simple, This is horror. Vacancy not only keeps you on the edge of your seat but it also manages to suck you in and keep you interested every step of the way. I loved it.
  2. Jul 16, 2014
    Vacancy is an intense thriller with stylish scares and visuals. Vacancy will surprise you and captivate
    you with its refreshing style and plot. One of the best thrillers in years.
  3. Jul 16, 2014
    Vacancy is a phenomenal thriller that is among the best of recent thrillers. Vacancy is as good as Phone
    Booth, Identity, Orphan, Drag Me To Hell, Stoker and American Psycho. The movie has constant thrills,
    twists and ingenuity. The opening credits and closing credits are also artfully done. The credits suit
    the style of the movie, A+.
  4. Jul 16, 2014
    Vacancy has very stylish suspense. The movie will have you on the edge of your seat until the finale.
    The movie has many scenes where you can't predict the next scene. The suspense is very intense
    given that most of the movie takes place at the motel. Usually the best thrillers work in one location,
    or when the characters are confined to somewhere and they have to escape. Vacancy is a
    example of this type of suspense.

Mixed or average reviews - based on 27 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 27
  2. Negative: 3 out of 27
  1. If "Psycho" and "Peeping Tom" are the seminal killer-as-voyeur movies, Vacancy is the nasty little runt offspring with no other purpose in life but to gnaw on you.
  2. While the sadism doesn't stoop -- rise? -- to the level of the "Saw" horror-thrillers, Vacancy does have a name cast.
  3. Reviewed by: John Anderson
    At the risk of spoiling anything, Vacancy, is one strange movie. It ends so precipitously, one can only assume it's a setup for the sequel (which, given all that happens, seems a mite unlikely).