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A soldier introduces himself to the Peterson family, claiming to be a friend of their son who died in action. After the young man is welcomed into their home, a series of accidental deaths seem to be connected to his presence.

The critical consensus

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.

****(*)David Hughes, Empire Online, 01/09/2014

Cool as you like one second, camp as Christmas the next, this entertainingly overpumped action-horror will have genre fans (and their mums) grinning from ear to ear.

****(*)Matt Glasby, Total Film, 01/09/2014

A set-up rich with metaphorical potential is squandered.

**(*)(*)(*)David Jenkins, Little White Lies, 04/09/2014

It all escalates into an arch, knowing throwback to 80s horror-thrillers that's muddled in parts but never less than entertaining: think a trashier version of last year's Stoker.

***(*)(*)Anna Smith, The Guardian, 04/09/2014

Slight, but lots of fun.

***(*)(*)Chris Fyvie, The Skinny, 04/09/2014

This may be a retrograde adolescent wish-fulfilment fantasy, sadistic and violent, but it's also slickly made and has real satirical bite.

***(*)(*)Geoffrey MacNab, The Independent, 05/09/2014

The result lacks the vicious bite of You're Next (which was too nasty for mainstream tastes) and will doubtless do all the better for it.

***(*)(*)Mark Kermode, The Observer, 07/09/2014

A crazy-good action thriller.

****(*)Alistair Harkness, The Scotsman, 06/09/2014

Character development and plotting are squaddy-bashingly basic, but despite a histrionic final act, it’s better than peeling potatoes in jankers.

***(*)(*)Siobhan Synnot, The Scotsman, 07/09/2014

Where and when?

General release. Check local listings for show times.

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