YOU'RE NEXT

Gruesome Defense

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Release Date: August 23, 2013

Starring: Sharni Vinson, Nicholas Tucci,
Wendy Glenn, AJ Bowen, Joe
Swanberg, Sarah Myers, Amy
Seimetz, Rob Moran, Barbara
Crampton, L.C. Holt, Simon
Barrett, Lane Hughes

Genre: Horror

Audience: Older teenagers and adults

Rating: R

Runtime: 94 minutes

Distributor: Lionsgate Films

Director: Adam Wingard

Executive Producer: None

Producer: Keith Calder, Jessica Wu,
Simon Barrett, Kim Sherman

Writer: Simon Barrett

Address Comments To:

Jon Feltheimer, CEO
Lionsgate Films
AKA Lions Gate Films (Summit Entertainment/Roadside Attractions)
2700 Colorado Ave.
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Phone: (310) 449-9200
Fax: (310) 255-3870
Website: www.lionsgatefilms.com

Content:

(PaPa, B, C, LLL, VVV, S, NN, A, MM) Strong pagan worldview with some moral elements, but the violence just becomes too vicious and graphic and a Christian prayer before a meal starts but the family in the movie proves to be very dysfunctional otherwise, with a couple of the adult children being very nasty people; about 28 obscenities (most of them “f” words) and 14 light profanities (mostly MG); very strong, extreme graphic violence with blood includes people’s throats are slit, woman puts blender to villain’s head and blood spews, arrow hits man directly in throat, people stabbed, dead people lie in pools of blood in two or three scenes, machete hits character in the head, villain attacked with ax, it’s implied that a man’s head gets smashed, woman tries to encourage man to make love with her on his mother’s gruesome deathbed but he declines, etc.; implied fornication, woman in underwear tries to entice man to fornicate, but he refuses, and a couple other brief sexual innuendoes; brief upper female and male nudity in a couple scenes; alcohol use; no smoking or drugs; and, lying, betrayal, patricide, matricide, fratricide, sibling rivalry, greed to the point of murder, but villains are clearly villains.


Summary:

In YOU’RE NEXT, a woman with a survivalist family background tries to help some rich family members survive a vicious attack by some killers involved in a plot to steal the family fortune. YOU’RE NEXT has a unique story with many chances for suspenseful, exciting moments, but there’s so much gruesome, vicious violence that watching this movie ultimately becomes a distasteful, abhorrent experience.


Review:

YOU’RE NEXT has some interesting suspenseful moments, but eventually gets bogged down with too much graphic violence. The heroine’s battle against some vicious killers becomes so vicious and distasteful that it goes over the edge into MOVIEGUIDE®’s abhorrent category.
In the story, a middle-aged but good-looking couple invites their three sons and daughter, along with their girlfriends/spouse and boyfriend, to celebrate their wedding anniversary. As the family sits down to dinner, two brothers start to argue. Then, a masked man outside their family cabin starts shooting at them with a crossbow. Everything goes downhill from there as the survivors discover that there are two other killers, one of whom is sneaking around inside the two-story cabin, or lodge. The girlfriend of one of the sons happens to come from a survivalist family. Her skills begin to turn the table on the killers, but the killers are actually part of a plot by a family member to kill off the parents and the rest of the rivals to the family fortune. More violent chaos ensues.
YOU’RE NEXT has a unique story that offers many chances for some suspenseful, exciting moments. However, there’s too much gruesome violence. The violence becomes way over the top when the heroine takes a blender to the head of one of the would-be killers. Also, an innocent person gets gruesomely trapped and killed by one of the mechanisms the heroine sets up to fight the bad guys.
YOU’RE NEXT also has plenty of strong foul language and brief nudity. Ultimately, it makes for a pretty distasteful, abhorrent time at the movie house.


In Brief:

In YOU’RE NEXT, a middle-aged but good-looking couple invites their three sons and daughter, and their friends, to celebrate their wedding anniversary. As the family sits down to dinner, two brothers start to argue. Then, a masked man outside the cabin starts shooting at them with a crossbow. Everything goes downhill from there as the survivors discover that there are two other killers, one of whom is sneaking around inside the two-story cabin. The girlfriend of one of the sons comes from a survivalist family. Her skills help turn the table on the killers, but the killers are actually part of a plot to inherit the family fortune. More violent chaos ensues.
YOU’RE NEXT has a unique story with many chances for some suspenseful, exciting moments. However, there’s too much gruesome violence. The violence goes way over the top when the heroine takes a blender to the head of one would-be killer and accidentally kills another person. YOU’RE NEXT also has plenty of strong foul language and brief nudity. Ultimately, it makes for a distasteful, abhorrent time at the movie house.