The Intruder

audience Reviews

, 68% Audience Score
  • Rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars
    This was pretty fun on a night with nothing else to do and time enough for 2 movies--one actually good and smart, and one The Intruder. The acting is average. The writing is below average. And there are tons of ludicrous plot holes. For example: how could people just show up at a house for sale, have the owner show it for them, buy it, and 6 days later be moving into it? why was no research into the house done before buying it? how could the new owners not realize the house was in foreclosure? why doesn't the new homeowner contact the police, a lawyer, or their realtor to prohibit the former owner from appearing outside and inside the new people's house? why is the wife so brain-addled that she can't see something is deeply wrong with the former owner's personality or the fact that he keeps lurking around their house? why--when a neighbor in a chance meeting at a coffeehouse informs the main character that the former owner of his house is a whack job who may have murdered his wife--does he stand there slack-jawed and not ask any questions? On and on. Furthermore, Dennis Quaid acts like he's channeling Jack Nicholson in The Shining, but Quaid isn't nearly charming or charismatic enough to pull it off. And yet the wife and her friend inexplicably gush at how macho and traditionally male and outdoorsy he is. And Quaid acts like he's a doddering 75 years old while he's only supposed to be like 60. It's a bad dumb movie but minor fun due to its being a kind of suspenseful film, and the couple is African American, which is a slight variation on most films about slightly airheaded overly trusting wealthy couples wandering into buying mansions in Napa Valley, which makes it a bit different and a bit interesting in that regard.
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
    A pretty good thriller that had a bit of a scary and creepy vibe going for it, and definitely a different kind of movie for Dennis Quaid.
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
    Not too sure why this movie got such bad reviews. To be honest I really enjoyed this movie and I'd definitely consider watching again in the future.
  • Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
    Not your run of the mill home invasion movie thanks too a truly engaging performance by Quaid who, shows great commitment to playing the role of the deeply unhinged yet charming house seller / stalker / intruder. The small number of main characters keeps the movie light and focused but it could do with a bit more meat on the bones in terms of tension building .
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    I loved it! I bought it and have watched it like a 100 times. Everyone did great job acting in their roles. Dennis Quaid's role in this movie was insane, he did a great job.
  • Rating: 1.5 out of 5 stars
    The movie is about the wife being so naive and dumb.
  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars
    Oh come on. Come ON.
  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
    Entertaining. Good movie? Not really.
  • Rating: 0.5 out of 5 stars
    Hated it. Bad acting and story line. Really didn’t care how it ends.
  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars
    The male leads were fine in this film, but the writers dumb down the wife (Meagan Good) hard to make this movie possible. I've seen worse, but I've seen a lot better too.