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“I’m an architect, so obviously I believe in things happening by your own design.”
– Evan Webber

SYNOPSIS: When a devoted husband and father is left home alone for the weekend, two stranded young women unexpectedly knock on his door for help. What starts out as a kind gesture results in a dangerous seduction and a deadly game of cat and mouse. – via IMDB

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GRADE 4Well, yeah. I got to see this, something I have been looking forward to. Primarily for Keanu Reeves, let’s not even joke. Okay, well, Keanu Reeves and a horror film? Sold. Well, I got to see this, and it just… had more potential? It started off well enough, and then devolved into something crazy. My fiancé and I were just sitting there, hoping for an explanation so that it would give the movie some reason, some meaning. Instead, when the opportunity came to give us meaning, the ball was dropped. Right off, let me just say that those bitches were annoying as hell. Lorenzo Izzo’s Genesis and Ana de Armas’s Bel got on my absolute last nerve. Maybe that is because they were too good at what they did. I don’t know. I was just annoyed as hell watching them. Knock Knock is cheesy, too, and not the good kind, either. I mean I did not expect a masterpiece going in  here, the trailer already showed it was going to be a little ridiculous and all, but I did not realise that it would be so wasted. The performances were perfectly fine – everyone delivered exactly what they were supposed to and Reeves was really good – something totally different from usual, and it was shot quite well, but aside from that? The plot was all over the show and inconsistent, the characters were annoying, we are waiting for a reason, a motive, that just never makes an appearance, and there are places to make you cringe in here. I am alright with a horror comedy/some cheese (we all know this), but Knock Knock just didn’t deliver on those fronts like I was hoping it would. Obviously I was not expecting John Wick or Constantine, but I was expecting more than I got here. I think that Roth should have stuck to his more gory/horror/tension things. I know he is going for something different, but there was certainly something missing here. Maybe this is a learning curve for him, I suppose we will see.

9 thoughts on “Rapid Review: Knock Knock (2015)

  1. Tom says:

    You know, despite my better judgment and the even better judgment of my fellow movie bloggers, I just cannot suppress the urge to see this! Its available on On-Demand so that makes it even easier, I won;t have to put in the effort of going out to a theater and slapping down $10 for it. But I have to say this is majorly disappointing knowing Roth had something great here and couldn’t deliver. Hmm. . . .

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    1. Zoë says:

      Oh, definitely do watch it! No matter what I read on this I was going to watch it anyway because Keanu Reeves.However, just don’t expect anything particularly great it all.

      I would LOVE to read your review on it!

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  2. emmakwall says:

    Great review Zoe! I have a feeling I will feel EXACTLY the same about this. I’ll watch it but don’t have the highest expectations 🙂 “woah!”

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    1. Zoë says:

      Thanks Emma! Yeah, it’s okay, but ultimately quite disappointing. Looking forward to hearing your thoughts on it!

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      1. emmakwall says:

        I saw the trailer in the cinema a while ago and I remember thinking, well that looks truly bizarre! But not in a good way!!! Still worth a watch though 🙂

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  3. vinnieh says:

    Cool review, but I think I’ll pass on this movie.

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  4. I enjoyed it, but it was exactly what I was expecting so I wasn’t disappointed when that is what I got. Great review.

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    1. Zoë says:

      Thanks Geoff! I am glad to hear that you enjoyed it. Yeah, when I see Roth’s name attached to something I just sort of expect more… gore?

      Oh well!

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      1. Usually I do too, but I knew this film would be different from what was advertised about it. Just wait for Green Inferno – that should be pretty bloody.

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