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You're Next Review

Movies.com Critics

4.5

Dave White Profile

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Other Critics provided by Metacritic.com

Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 4.0
    66

    out of 100

    Metascore®
    Generally favorable reviews
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 38

    out of 100

    USA Today Scott Bowles

    A film of repetition, a bloody dance consisting of three steps: stab, scream, repeat.

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  • 60

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter John DeFore

    In the absence of sympathetic characters, a little humor would have gone a long way here.

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  • 70

    out of 100

    Variety Dennis Harvey

    You’re Next is fairly light on psychological and narrative complexity, but it’s still a good cut above the slasher norm, with a firm grasp on visceral action and the wisdom to place tongue slightly in cheek when things go further over the top.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-Times Bill Stamets

    You’re Next benefits from skilled script-keepers.

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  • 80

    out of 100

    Village Voice Amy Nicholson

    You're Next streamlines the gory stuff for something truly shocking: good characters. Not deep, mind you. But characters who are crayoned in bright enough that they're interesting even while alive.

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  • 83

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Chris Nashawaty

    It's so deliciously twisted, it will make you walk out of the theater feeling like you just endured a grueling, giddy workout.

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For Families provided by Common Sense Media

Pause for kids 17 & under

Bloody home invasion movie is more hype than content.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that You're Next is a much-hyped indie horror movie of the "home invasion" variety, but with a kind of twist. Violence is over the top and bloody, featuring many attacks and killings with various weapons including knives, axes, machetes, wire, and even a blender. There's some female toplessness, and sex is both implied and discussed (once in a rather disgusting, disturbing manner). Language isn't constant but includes more than one use of "f--k." And some social drinking is shown, as well as a character who takes a Vicodin.

  • Families can talk about Your Next's gory violence. How much is shown? How over the top is it? Is it effective? Could the movie have gotten away with less?
  • Is the movie scary? What makes a good horror movie? What's the appeal of the horror genre in general? Why are these filmmakers such fans?
  • Is the main character a role model? What are her strong points? Weak points? Is she someone you'd want to emulate?

The good stuff
  • message true0

    Messages: The movie is basically a festival of shock and gore, but it does show that women don't necessarily need to be victims in this kind of movie. They can fight back -- and indeed, be stronger than just about anyone else. Although it ultimately doesn't feel like much of a victory for the heroine, she at least gets to survive.

  • rolemodels true0

    Role models: Erin is an unusually tough female character for this kind of movie. She's resourceful, strong, focused, and brave. On the downside, she doesn't get the opportunity to save many people except herself, and the reason for her battle isn't very noble.

What to watch for
  • violence false3

    Violence: Many characters die in many gruesome ways, with lots of blood and gore. Characters are killed with arrows, knives, axes, screwdrivers, blenders, and machetes; heads are smashed; necks are sliced with wire; heads are cut off; and there's a shooting.

  • sex false3

    Sex: A few women are shown topless, and sex is implied between various characters. One character wishes to have sex with a man "on a bed next to his dead mom."

  • language false3

    Language: Language isn't constant but does include many uses of "f--k," plus "s--t," "damn," "oh my God," and more.

  • consumerism false0

    Consumerism: Not applicable

  • drugsalcoholtobacco false0

    Drinking, drugs and smoking: Adult characters are shown drinking casually (i.e. at dinner). A character takes some Vicodin.

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