The Intruder Movie Review
Capsule Review: Schlocky B-grade thrillers don’t come about as often these days, so when films like The Intruder hit theaters, we should celebrate. From director Deon Taylor, The Intruder feels like a movie that should have been made in the early 90s—and it isn’t afraid to be just that.
While The Intruder stars Meagan Good and Michael Ealy as a married couple who move into a beautiful old house, it’s Dennis Quaid—as the house’s former owner—who steals the show. Quaid not only is a white dude tormenting a black couple, but he’s essentially playing the role that usually would go to the scorned crazy white chick (i.e. Fatal Attraction). He seems to have had an absolute blast making the movie, relishing a role in which crazier, and cheesier, is better.
The movie itself is just fine, utterly predictable at every turn but delivering on its schlocky premise more often than not. Taylor doesn’t quite know what to do with Ealy’s character—he seems to exist largely on the periphery—but between Good and Quaid, The Intruder offers up more than enough reason to exist.
Review by Erik Samdahl unless otherwise indicated.