The Strays

Movie review by John Sooja, Common Sense Media
The Strays movie poster: close up of Black woman's face left with tear starting to fall from her eye.

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age 15+

Misguided thriller has violence, stereotypes, language.

NR 2023 97 minutes

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Based on 10 reviews

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age 15+

Completely and utterly boring and pointless

Honestly, complete waste of time. Starts off promising but ends up going into a very strange, pointless direction and when i was done, I was left feeling completely bored and mad about how I could have watched something interesting in that time. Ending is dumb too, I get what they wanted from it but it was left off with a completely open door where nothing makes sense. Trust me and don't watch it.
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age 17+

Time Robber

I have never in my life rated a movie before, so for me to be writing this review today should tell you enough about my discontent with this movie. I just feel like there wasn’t really any reason to make it. I just feel like random scenes and dumb decisions were added in to make it reach the minimum movie duration limit like the random s*x scene, some of the pointless conversations she had with side or background characters, the slowness of it all, and more specifically WHY she hates her racial identity. It only shows the extents she went to because of it, not why. The end shows all of her kids from both her past and her present together being abandoned yet again by her with her first escape out. I don’t know if it’s just me, but I gained nothing from this and feel like I should’ve just turned it off at many points honestly. My time could've gone to something more climatic, specific, and worth the time. Sorry.
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