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NO ONE WILL SAVE YOU

"Impressive and Exciting but Disorganized"

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NO ONE WILL SAVE YOU follows a young woman named Brynn as she fights to survive an invasion from extraterrestrials, who break into her home and try to abduct her. When physically kidnapping Brynn fails, the aliens try to use psychological means to overcome her resistance. They impersonate her and try to exploit her guilt and grief over the tragic loss of her best friend at age 12. Can Bryn turn the tables on the mean and scary aliens?

NO ONE WILL SAVE YOU is impressive from a technical standpoint. The camera work, lighting and production design elevate the simple narrative. As the unlikely heroine, Kaitlyn Dever delivers a career best performance, completely gripping the audience despite speaking only five words. NO ONE WILL SAVE YOU suffers, however, from a lack of narrative purpose. For example, some character motivations are unclear, and the alien invasion is a little contrived. Happily, though, NO ONE WILL SAVE YOU is remarkably free of foul language, immorality and thematic, philosophical problems. That said, MOVIEGUIDE® advises caution for older children, because of the movie’s level of scary violence.

Content:

(C, B, VV, A, M)

Dominant Worldview and Other Worldview Content/Elements:
Light redemptive, moral worldview, as the heroine fights off alien invaders, feels remorse for accidentally killing another person and apologizes to her memory, and grows to

Foul Language:
No foul language

Violence:
Strong, often scary, violence includes woman is struck by a door that’s been ripped off its hinges, woman stabs, bites and claws multiple aliens in self-defense as they try to abduct her, woman blows up an alien by setting the car it’s in on fire, woman and an alien impersonating her stab each other, and a 12 -year-old girl accidentally kills another girl with a rock

Sex:
No sex

Nudity:
Implied nudity when a character takes a shower, but only head and feet are shown

Alcohol Use:
Heroine drinks a glass of wine

Smoking and/or Drug Use and Abuse:
No smoking or drugs; and,

Miscellaneous Immorality:
A woman spits on another woman’s face.

More Detail:

NO ONE WILL SAVE YOU follows a young woman named Brynn as she fights to survive an invasion from extraterrestrial aliens, who break into her home and try to abduct her. NO ONE WILL SAVE YOU is impressive from a technical standpoint and has some exciting moments, good acting and a solid moral, redemptive worldview, but the movie has scary, intense fights with aliens, some character motivations are unclear, and the alien invasion plot is a little contrived.

Brynn is an outcast from her community, because of an unspecified event in her past. Eventually, it’s revealed that, when she was 12, she accidentally killed her best friend by hitting her with a rock during an argument. Although she walks free of legal repercussions because of her young age at the time of the killing, Brynn is imprisoned psychologically by guilt. When physically kidnapping Brynn fails, the aliens try to use psychological means to overcome her resistance, by impersonating her and by forcing her to relive her best friend’s death. [SPOILERS FOLLOW] However, these events prompt her to apologize to her friend and move on from her grief and shame. The aliens release her, impressed that she’s the only person on Earth with the inner strength to resist them.

NO ONE WILL SAVE YOU is impressive from a technical standpoint. The camera work, lighting and production design elevate the movie’s relatively simple narrative. Kaitlyn Dever delivers a career best performance, completely gripping the viewer despite speaking only five words throughout the film. NO ONE WILL SAVE YOU suffers, however, from a lack of narrative purpose. Character motivations are unclear, the alien invasion plot is contrived, and the thematic connection between the lead character’s internal and external conflicts is tenuous.

Viewers expecting a Twilight Zone-esque “aha!” moment, where the underlying purpose for the conflict is revealed, will be disappointed.

Although by their nature, science fiction thrillers are often too disturbing or intense for very young viewers, the remarkable lack of foul language, substance abuse, immorality, and the absence of significant worldview problems makes NO ONE WILL SAVE YOU a good choice for a wide age range. MOVIEGUIDE® advises caution for older children, however, because of the movie’s level of scary violence.

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Our small team works tirelessly to provide resources to protect families from harmful media, reviewing 415 movies/shows and writing 3,626 uplifting articles this year. We believe that the gospel can transform entertainment. That’s why we emphasize positive and faith-filled articles and entertainment news, and release hundreds of Christian movie reviews to the public, for free. No paywalls, just trusted, biblically sound content to bless you and your family. Online, Movieguide is the closest thing to a biblical entertainment expert at your fingertips. As a reader-funded operation, we welcome any and all contributions – so if you can, please give something. It won’t take more than 52 seconds (we timed it for you). Thank you.

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