The Rental

critic Reviews

, 75% Certified Fresh Tomatometer Score
  • Some tricky genre juggling makes The Rental a bit of a fixer-upper, but effective chills and a solid cast make this a fine destination for horror fans.
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    Wenlei MaNews.com.au
    Delivering solid thrills and an ugly portrait of disintegrating relationships, The Rental is a clever meld of drama and horror.
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    Tim RobeyDaily Telegraph (UK)
    Billed as an indie slasher, it works even better as a wickedly unsympathetic chamber piece.
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    Peter BradshawGuardian
    It's pretty basic boilerplate, scary-movie stuff, with tropes and tricks that have already been extensively satirised elsewhere.
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    Alissa WilkinsonVox
    The Rental has a familiar plot with familiar story beats, but it is so well-paced and deliberate, and its cast so good, that even though you know where it's going, it's still immensely satisfying to take the journey.
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    Alexandra Heller-NicholasAWFJ Women on Film
    Confidently weaves real world anxieties with all the twisted, sinister possibilities the horror genre affords.
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    Sara StewartBook & Film Globe
    Stranded-in-a-cabin tropes tend to be a lot of fun. So it's easy to get on board with the premise of The Rental, especially given the front-loaded tension between its two couples.
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    Paul M. BradshawNME
    An inauthentic cabin-in-the-woods thriller...
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    Witney SeiboldCritically Acclaimed Podcast
    If you're going to lock us inside a dumb thriller with attractive people, can you at least make it lurid and lascivious?
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    Sarah WardConcrete Playground
    The excellent cast help immensely, and so does the commitment all-round to ensuring this isn't just a cookie-cutter cabin-in-the-woods effort.
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    Alix TurnerReady Steady Cut
    Two men, a woman both are close to, and the wife of one of them, all spend a weekend on the coast. What could go wrong? Everything?
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