The Strangers is a sullen tale of apparently senseless violence perpetrated against a young suburban couple staying at a remote vacation home. Liv Tyler and Scott Speedman are fine, and there are a couple of frightening moments, but there’s nothing really new or necessary. Despite claims of being inspired by actual events, the film seems more exploitive than enlightening, an example of the type of film (and its audience) that 2007’s Funny Games actually rails against. Skip it.
*½ (out of *****)
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