The Lodge

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  • 4.5 of 5 stars
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    It was creepy and very disturbing- but well plotted out. I did enjoy the movie!
  • 4.5 of 5 stars
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    Little slow in the beginning but crazy twisted story as it went on
  • 4.5 of 5 stars
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    The twist is really good on this one.
  • 5 of 5 stars
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    This movie was totally intense!! best psychological thriller I've seen in a long time. If you love suspense you'll def want to see this film.
  • 3.5 of 5 stars
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    For once I agree more with the critics than the audience: this film is better than its (very limited) commercial success suggests. The story of a soon-to-be stepmom who gets snowed in with her soon-to-be stepchildren doesn't give away its solution till the end...and keeps surprising even after that. The movie also offers -shall we say- unexpected events, not just jump scares, and all three major characters do a fine job in the acting department.
  • 2.5 of 5 stars
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    Hate those kids. So this is about a soon-to-be stepmom (Riley Keough). She really wants to be apart of the family, so she puts herself out there and spends the Christmas break with her fiancé's children (Jaeden Martell, Lia McHugh). How is everybody going to react when everything goes wrong? That may sound like the setup to a wacky comedy, but this is most definitely a horror film. I thought it looked decent enough, so being that I had some time to kill, I decided to check this one out while it was still in theaters. As a fan of the genre, I'm sad to report that this one just didn't do it for me. Now to this movie's credit, I did start out on board with it. It sets the tone ten minutes in with something shocking, and it does make you feel like no one is safe. I did think that it was overdoing it with the dollhouse miniatures as the only real purpose they appeared to serve was to rip off Hereditary (another movie I have problems with), but I was able to get past it. It sets the stage with this dynamic between this woman and these kids, and you understand where both parties are coming from, but right around the time when the dad (Richard Armitage) leaves them to their own devices, that's when this movie started to peter out for me. I went from feeling positive to neutral to even further past that on the decline. I wasn't really on anybody's side during this, and while it is clearly obvious that these kids know what they're doing, this woman is still constantly doing and saying all the wrong things. It makes it so you don't like any of these three characters, and they honestly all deserve the misery that they are dishing out. I did appreciate some of the cinematography to this, and I liked that this is a horror movie that doesn't rely on jump scares. Once things took a turn for the strange, that is when I started to check out. There are only so many explanations of what could be possibly going on; I thought of four theories while I was starting to grow bored with this, and one was right on the money. They don't do enough with this premise, and if you're going to do a story like this without a ton of surprises, you at least need to have it anchored with a character that you can root for.
  • 5 of 5 stars
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    Sad and intriguing. Well worth seeing.
  • 1 of 5 stars
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    Couldn't even make it halfway through. So boring and uninspired.
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    Started, ended, and went nowhere. It seems this movie is trying to be esoteric, and only succeeds in being empty and just plain stupid. It's difficult to describe what I just watched, mostly because there just isn't much to elaborate on. You could take "All" of the dialogue out of this movie, and I don't think I would have noticed a difference. That's just how pointless it was. A few cheap (in the dark) jump scares, and that about describes the entire movie. It doesn't make sense and there's no development. It's boring, slow, and rather absurd.
  • 5 of 5 stars
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    Different & intense. Very unpredictable!