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The Owners

By Kat Halstead, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 17+

Gory home-invasion horror has violence, strong language.

Movie NR 2020 92 minutes
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This is a gritty home invasion horror with a twist, though the idea of the tables being turned on invaders is not entirely new -- think 2016's Don't Breathe, for a start. In French director Julius Berg's debut feature, the elderly couple and initial "victims" -- Dr. Huggins (Sylvester McCoy) and Ellen Huggins (Rita Tushingham) -- seem a little off from the start. So it's no great surprise when events take a turn. But the extent to which all the elements tie together at the end is certainly an impressive feat.

Williams is carving out an interesting career, taking on some edgy roles. As Mary, she is nuanced and flawed, and ultimately likable in a movie where it is difficult to root for anyone else. Jake Curran's Gaz is truly disturbing, strolling into the home all Clockwork Orange -- an off-kilter mix off emotionless determination and a manic desire for chaos. The violence comes suddenly and intensely, and the tension cranks up nicely as the film reaches its climax. Yet there is little to elevate The Owners above its contemporaries. It's a solid first feature that fits comfortably into the genre but, in terms of a unique take, it never quite owns it.

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