It may be one of the more cheesy and predictable thrillers you've seen, but it has its moments. Every character in the film is a little sketchy, and initially we could see any of them being the killer; a well-played tactic sacrificed far too early for genre tropes. It's also filled with self-reflexive moments that never feel meta-for-the-sake of meta a-la Drew Goddard, and Twohy makes the most of a great cast.
It's a cinematic cliche that I never would have watched, were it not for Twohy's writing. The plot twists are flawed and predictable (which I suspect is Twohy's tongue-in-cheek jab at the genre itself) but Olyphant's lines are scene stealers, much like Twohy did for Diesel in "Pitch Black". Not great, but entertaining enough for a lazy weekend afternoon.
A good old fashioned genre film with a twist. Twohy does here for the ironic slasher movie, what 'Cabin In The Woods' tried a few years later. Don't get me wrong, I liked 'Cabin In The Woods,' but I worked out it's premise/twist while it's titles were still rolling. I cannot say the same of this film. Now we just need a Timothy Olyphant spin-off called 'He's so hard to kill.'