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      The Rental

      R Released Jul 24, 2020 1 hr. 28 min. Horror Mystery & Thriller TRAILER for The Rental: Trailer 1 List
      73% 198 Reviews Tomatometer 47% 1,000+ Ratings Audience Score Two couples on an oceanside getaway grow suspicious that the host of their seemingly perfect rental house may be spying on them. Before long, what should have been a celebratory weekend trip turns into something far more sinister. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Premiered Mar 22 Buy Now

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      Critics Consensus

      Some tricky genre juggling makes The Rental a bit of a fixer-upper, but effective chills and a solid cast make this a fine destination for horror fans.

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      Robert G Some of it feels familiar, but there is enough depth and atmosphere to make it different. I like that you're left with a lot of questions, and don't really know what's going on. I think the main issue dragging it down is that you're not rooting for anyone. Each character ranges from obnoxious to full on scummy. If there is a sequel, a bit of pathos, for someone, would go a long way. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 03/30/24 Full Review Andrew M It's a mix of drama and horror. The build-up of suspense during the first hour pulled me in, but the ending really lets the air out of the balloon. The only way the ending makes sense is if Franco is trying to set up for a sequel. I did think the acting and cinematography were great. Worth it if you're bored and want a movie to watch, but that's about it. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 03/27/24 Full Review Antoine K The 4 main protagonists are so obnoxious and idiotic in this movie, does it even matter what happen to them? Not one of them seem to have a redeemable quality, representing the epitome of the pretentious and self-absorbed Bay Area mentality. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 01/28/24 Full Review Alexis J Plods along ok, gets weird later. Not a patch on cabin in the woods obvs. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 12/30/23 Full Review wes Held my interest until the end. Potentially good story collapsed at the finish line. Don't waste your time. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 11/15/23 Full Review Patrick H Awful. Well acted, pretty tense, awful 3rd act. Seriously, what a waste of time. Which is too bad because it had a lot of promise with two very well done acts. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 11/05/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Wenlei Ma News.com.au Delivering solid thrills and an ugly portrait of disintegrating relationships, The Rental is a clever meld of drama and horror. Rated: 3/5 Feb 28, 2021 Full Review Tim Robey Daily Telegraph (UK) Billed as an indie slasher, it works even better as a wickedly unsympathetic chamber piece. Rated: 4/5 Jan 21, 2021 Full Review Peter Bradshaw Guardian It's pretty basic boilerplate, scary-movie stuff, with tropes and tricks that have already been extensively satirised elsewhere. Rated: 2/5 Jan 20, 2021 Full Review Manuel São Bento MSB Reviews If “success” means getting the viewers interested in a sequel, then mission accomplished. However, sacrificing the first movie of a possible saga to just introduce its main horror element doesn’t quite work as Dave Franco might have thought. Rated: C Jul 24, 2023 Full Review Paul Lê Tales from the Paulside The Rental has a killer view but not enough character. Rated: 2/5 Jul 20, 2023 Full Review Keith Garlington Keith & the Movies The film gets it right where it counts most – it’s entertaining, it keeps you locked in, and it ends in a fun and unexpected place. Rated: 3.5/5 Aug 24, 2022 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis Two couples on an oceanside getaway grow suspicious that the host of their seemingly perfect rental house may be spying on them. Before long, what should have been a celebratory weekend trip turns into something far more sinister.
      Director
      Dave Franco
      Executive Producer
      Sean Durkin, Michael Heimler
      Screenwriter
      Dave Franco, Joe Swanberg
      Distributor
      IFC Films
      Production Co
      Black Bear Pictures
      Rating
      R (Language Throughout|Drug Use|Some Sexuality|Violence)
      Genre
      Horror, Mystery & Thriller
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Jul 24, 2020, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Jul 24, 2020
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $1.6M
      Aspect Ratio
      Scope (2.35:1)
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