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By Jeffrey Anderson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Woman is terrorized in viciously violent thriller.

Movie R 2020 98 minutes
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 12+

Based on 4 parent reviews

age 16+

Holy crap

Far too many holes to be credible....
age 2+

Absolutely terrible.

I signed up to write a review just because of how terrible this movie was! If you want to waste your time watching a horror movie you’ve seen 3,000 times go right ahead. The folly in this movie is absolutely terrible to start off, then you have the lackluster plot line of all horror movies ever (no original content at all!). This might just be the worst, most boring movie I have ever seen in my life. I had to suffer through it just to laugh at the things that they did in the movie. I literally guessed every part of this movie. Good riders never watch again, ever!!!

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (4 ):
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Directed by John Hyams, this lean thriller works more or less in the ways it's supposed to, but it also has a strong sense of vicious cruelty, and it may leave a bad taste in your mouth. Hyams has a strong visual style and a good sense of rhythm, and he puts all of the story's bits and pieces together in just the right way to create white knuckles. But given that the entire story of Alone is about a relentless, psychopathic stalker who's trying to harm an innocent (and already victimized) woman, it just doesn't sit right. Similar but far more controversial exploitation classics like The Last House on the Left and I Spit on Your Grave at least gave their female characters a chance to fight back. In Alone, Jessica is a helpless victim for 95% of the movie.

What's more, viewers are asked to forgive some strange coincidences and silliness. First, it's totally random that Jessica should come upon the slow-driving psychopath in the first place. Does he drive slowly all the time in the hopes that solo women drivers will try to pass him? And how does he always know where she is? How did he manage to cause her eventual car crash in order to capture her? And why is his phone not passcode-protected? Given that Alone starts off by recalling Steven Spielberg's early horror movie Duel, perhaps it should have embraced its killer's supernatural qualities rather than pretend that this is all just happening by chance. It's a shame that lack of care brings down an otherwise well-made thriller.

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