- Oct. 9th, 2015
- Thriller / Suspense
- 99 Minutes
Knock Knock is Eli Roth’s newest film following The Green Inferno and just like Green Inferno, in short, this one is horrible as well.
When loving husband Evan is left home for work while his family is away, he gets a two female guests at his front door during a storm claiming to be lost. After letting them in and dirty escapades occurring we soon start to see that these two woman are not as safe as they appear to be as they start nearly torturing the man who opened his home to them.
While Knock Knock leaves the simple premise there they soon introduce many points in which I assume they want to make you think about. Throughout the horrible twists and moments that are presented during the film it’s sometimes hard to know who is the villain or who to root for. Do you hate Evan for cheating on his wife? Blame the women for setting him up? The longer the film goes the more it begins to make zero sense.
Keanu Reeves might be one of the best parts of the film. He plays his role well and for the most part is a likable character. Eli Roth again casts his wife Lorenza Izzo in a main role, where again you see that she can’t act to save her life. Between her, other lead actress Ana de Armas, and the dialog many scenes that should be serious instead turn into a bad comedy. It doesn’t help the film either that it has a incredible slow build up either, the film will very easily lose many during the beginning I’d imagine.
Overall Knock Knock is another bad strike for Eli Roth this year. Between a story that can’t decide what it wants to be, horrible acting and dialog, and a slow pace Knock Knock doesn’t seem to deliver in any aspects.