Evan (Keanu Reeves) , a devoted father, is left home alone for a weekend while his family vacations. During a thunderstorm, two teenage girls (Lorenza Izzo and Ana de Armas) knock on his door to use the telephone. Evan is seduced by the girls, but his one night of indulgence turns deadly when the teens overstay their welcome and begin a sadistic game of cat and mouse. Horror veteran Eli Roth directs this thriller.~Daniel Gelb
"The Art of Destruction: The Making of Knock Knock" featurette
Audio commentary by Eli Roth, Lorenza Izzo, Nicolás López and Colleen Camp
Deleted scenes with optional commentary by Eli Roth
Great horror movie that doesn’t take itself too seriously. This is the best because it’s the serious stoic Keanu reeves in a movie that knows what exactly it is supposed to be. Scary messed up and perversely funny. Love!
Fairly standard suspense film by director Eli Roth
Owned for 1 week when reviewed.
Don't let stranger in!
If you haven't figured that out by now then this suspense film by director Eli Roth will show you the bad things that can happen. Tame by his standards but still worth a watch if you're not expecting too much.
I think the reason this film is being trashed by so many reviewers is because this scenario could & probably has happened to men, first off I will say I am not a fan of Eli Roth in any way, his "Hostel" films I refuse to watch, I don't mind gore if it serves the story, but those films are just gory for the sake of being gory, at first I had reservations about watching this one, but having seen Ana De Armas in the recent "Blade Runner 2049" & being a fan of Keanu Reeves I figured it was time to give this one a look seeing that she is in it & it being a $5.00 add-on-item, I figured why not, because of the reviews I expected to hate this film but was pleasently surprised at how effective its suspense was, suspense thrillers are rare in films these days....now on too the review....
4 stars is high but for two reasons, 1: Keanu's acting is by far his best in many years. 2: Eli Roth manages to get humor in the one place I least expected it, the very end, and it works, or at least I was laughing.
The film itself is okay, not bad, not great. The two female baddies are unexpectedly hot, especially the spanish gal(that accent) and equally scary when you don't know what they will do next. Two angry "teenage" girls with all the power and control and no one home or nearby for days? No thanks. From the moment the girls take over it gets pretty suspenseful and equally uncomfortable. I kinda felt helpless myself as I wondered "what would I do"?? The cinematography isn't very flashy or stylish but it doesn't really need to be. There is one sequence in the beggining with a nice long tracking shot showing the beautiful house and family photos on the wall, in the end the exact same shot occurs only this time showing the destruction the chicks left behind. I like the comparison. Keanu's acting is superb. It literally is the best I've seen him act, Eli must have some mind power over him because he rose to the occasion. When he gets hurt(and bad) I really REALLY bought his yelling and screaming. Its not the best role he has ever had, I'm saying he pulled out acting chops I had no idea he had. I believed he was terrified, I believed he was a father and husband. The 2nd and 3rd act, most of his dialogue was something I would have said, or the average person would have said, not really thinking EVERY LITTLE THING through like they do in a movie, but just acting on reflex/instinct. Wow Keanu, wow.
Knock Knock is a home invasion thriller / cautionary tale written and directed by Eli Roth. Unlike the violence of his other works, (e.g. Hostel), Knock Knock plays out on a psychological level as a waking nightmare.
The setting and cinematography are key to the film's success, and these technical elements are excellent.
Aside from a few missteps, the performances work . The film's strength lies in the chemistry between the duo of Lorenza Izzo and Ana de Armas, who shines. Keanu Reeves has been better, but he has still has some good moments in here.
This movie isn't as good as it could have been, as it misses opportunities to explore themes that would've served it well, but it's not as bad as many reviews have stated. There are many things that do work well in Knock Knock!
There's no option for 3.5 stars, so Im'm giving it 4. Sometimes it's fun to sit back and watch the insanity, and for that, Knock Knock is a fun 'midnite' movie full of cheap thrills and craziness!
There's an audience here for fans of the genre. At the right price, and for the cautionary lessons alone, Knock Knock is recommended!
I was actually disappointed that Keanu Reevs got the C- actor treatment in this film. At least it seemed like it. If you like Keanu Reeves, it's worth the watch but you may get mad at what happens to him in the film.