It's like a very poorly made copy of the American version of Funny Games. Terrible acting. Offers nothing different or intriguing to the home invasion genre. There are far better examples of a genre that feels uninspiring and unoriginal, just like this terrible film.
While I was watching this movie I was thinking this was an unintentional comedy disguised as a "disturbing" movie, but then the end came and then I was deeply disturbed. This movie "tries" to preach us about man being pigs and, regardless of the situation, having to surrender to their sexual cravings. This not only paints a false view on men but it does it in an truly pour and outright sad way.
Should be screened alongside Chytilová's Daisies (1966). Can't say I expected something like from the likes of Roth but perhaps I haven't been paying close enough attention. In some sense, this carries a similar attitude of bait-and-switch ideological angles, the viewer is coaxed along with the main character into a problematic view of the Other (Cabin Fever - country 'hicks', Hostel - eastern Europe, etc.) (cont.)
I'd like to say it's not cynical and calculated, but I'd be lying. If a woman made this, then maybe things would be different. Roth turns the roles around and imagines it's transgressive. Of course that is not how it works. This is what charity is to capitalism: a balancing, symbolical act to keep on going, whilst getting the cake AND eating it, like a certain somebody would say.
One star for Keanu Reeves the first 40minutes...I kept waiting for Keanu to kick the intruders ass. Where was his Kung Fu? Okay tension in the beginning but bad acting, extremely bad acting of all the female characters especially Keanus wife. Unbeilable and lazy.