Prime contender for generation's best slasher. On a second viewing, it's still as sharp and effective as it was the first time. It smartly uses common issues of dysfunctional households and turns them into suspenseful blood fest, both violent and hilarious. Nailed irony and one-liners will charm even the most demanding enthusiasts while the details such as synth score will give a character to an already smart flick.
While it does manage to entertain, it's probably best viewed as a black comedy. The cheesy setups, overacting, inconsistent soundtrack and bad pacing made it hard to take this movie seriously. It seemed like it was made for fun, but didn't go far enough to reassure me of that. I got the impression that it was written with certain key moments and imagery in mind, and the rest was left to fall into place last-minute
Refreshing and well contextualized in modern times, I was especially pleased with the decision to make Erin the heroine rather than someone living in the family as she begins to have vague insight into the family dynamics while remaining enough out of it to be identifiable as the 'objective' lens, a critical eye the audience can share
This film may contain all the tired tropes and poorly written characters of any generic horror flick, but once the killing kicks in there's no denying that there's fun to be had. The beauty of this film is that it is not trying to be anything more than what it is- a simple, murderous, gory horror flick. Solid ending left me satisfied, plus killers in animals masks just makes for a creepy cool image.
One of the better horror movies of the past couple years. Kind of in the same vein as cabin in the woods in that it knows it's a horror movie and turns the story on its head. Smart without being overly ambitious and keeps the pace of the movie rolling. Also some points for being funny on purpose.
How a satire of horror films and yuppie culture should be while still staying true to its scary roots. You're Next is serious in how it's handled, but be aware how it respectably reworks expectations and evaluates its themes, with dark, mordant humor, knowing that these films are often preposterous. And, unlike the self-aware, Scream, it doesn't falsely think it's better than its genre without reinterpreting it.