The Guest: Synopsis and Review [WATCH VIDEO]

By Hannah Aven Guarin | 2 years ago
The Guest: Synopsis and Review [WATCH VIDEO]

“The Guest” is a mystery-suspense film written by Simon Barrett and directed by Adam Wingard. The cast members include: Dan Stevens, Brendan Meyer, Leland Orser, Tabatha Shaun, Joel David Moore, Brenden Wedner, Ethan Embry, Maika Monroe, Sheila Kelley, Lance Reddick, Chase Williamson, Steven John Brown, Alex Knight and Nancy Jeris. It opens in theaters on Sept. 17, 2014. Read on to learn more about the film’s synopsis, including reviews from top critics.

“The Guest” Synopsis:


David (Stevens) steps into the Peterson’s home and claims that he is best friends with Caleb, the eldest son, who died in Iraq. He also says that he wants to deliver Caleb’s last words to each family member. The mom (Kelley) is just thrilled to have David in the house as she is still coping with Caleb’s passing.

David then knocks off the jocks who are bullying Luke (Meyer). Anna (Monroe), on the other hand, grows suspicious of David and calls the Army to verify his identity. She soon learns that David died due to unnatural circumstances.

“The Guest” Review:

As of this writing, “The Guest” scored a 92 percent on Rotten Tomatoes and 72 percent on Metacritic.

Keith Staskiewicz of Entertainment Weekly not only rated the film with a B+, but he also praised Adam Wingard’s work.

“Director Adam Wingard’s follow-up to the 2011 horror flick You’re Next is similarly sure-footed and sleek, shrink-wrapped in a genre-aware cleverness and preapproved for cult status,” wrote Staskiewicz in his review in Entertainment Weekly.

Meanwhile, Empire’s David Hughes rated the film four out of five stars. He mentioned in his review that the audiences may not appreciate the film well as a thriller.

“Mainstream audiences may find this too oddball to appreciate as a straight thriller. But tune into its strange frequency and there is much to enjoy — perhaps even adore,” stated Hughes in his review in Empire.

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There you have it for “The Guest” synopsis and review. It opens in theaters on Sept. 17, 2014. Follow Movie News Guide (MNG) for more updates on upcoming films.

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