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--'s rating of the film Next of Kin

Thoughtfully constructed, well-paced, and suspenseful. A canny red herring leverages key audience assumptions about subgenre and pairs them with a traditional plot twist. Kerin and Jarratt are attractive, naturalistic, and relatable leads, so the stakes seem high when their lives are threatened. It's easy to wink at the film's shortcomings, including an outrageous (if fun) finale, when so thoroughly entertained.