Knock Knock

Knock Knock

Eli Roth (2015)

95min
18 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
Steering clear of the gore that usually drives his work, Hostel director Eli Roth comes unstuck with this silly, unconvincing and repetitive home-invasion shocker. Married architect Keanu Reeves takes pity on the two lost party-goers (Lorenza Izzo and Ana de Armas) who appear on his doorstep soaked through and needing a taxi. Once invited inside they seduce him, trash the place, tie him up and begin their mission of his total degradation. It's based on the 1977 cult exploitation flick Death Game (original star Colleen Camp cameos as a visiting masseuse), but the overdone twisted humour continually undercuts the psychological horror and social commentary that Roth is aiming for. Downtown Santiago masquerading as suburban California doesn't help. Nor can Reeves bring any credibility to his sloppily written role, which trades in dumb clichés about sexuality, female empowerment and alpha-male capabilities - though his pizza rant is quite the hilariously awful highlight.

Summary

A devoted husband is left at home alone when his family is away for the weekend. When two stranded women turn up on his doorstep, he invites them in and is tempted to take advantage of the opportunity - only to find himself drawn into a seductive and dangerous game of cat and mouse. Thriller, starring Keanu Reeves, Lorenza Izzo and Ana de Armas.

Cast & Crew

Evan Webber Keanu Reeves
Genesis Lorenza Izzo
Bel Ana de Armas
Karen Alvarado Ignacia Allamand
Louis Aaron Burns
Vivian Colleen Camp
Director Eli Roth
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: EntertainmentGuidance: Violence, swearing, sex scenes, nudity.Released on: 26 Jun 2015
Drama