Movie Review: ‘The Intruder’ Blu-ray

Review by Monique Thompson

Scott and Annie Russell couldn’t be happier after buying their dream home from a mysterious and lonely widower named Charlie in Napa Valley, Calif. Their newfound paradise soon turns into a living nightmare when Charlie — still strangely attached to the house — begins to show up and interfere in their daily lives. When his erratic behavior turns to obsession, the young couple soon find themselves caught up in a violent confrontation that threatens to destroy everything they hold dear.

One glance at the plot and you’ll realize this is the storyline played out religiously on Lifetime – some overly obsessed person, for whatever reason, exhibits stalker like behavior towards the new couple in the neighborhood. I admit, I was a bit hesitant about this one because of this. While there may be nothing original about the basis of the story, Intruder is still a very good film. Chances are you’ll be on the edge of your seat, especially during the highly suspenseful ending.

Picture-perfect couple Scott and Annie have no idea that the previous owner of their new home has ill intentions up his sleeve. To them, Charlie is considerate and thoughtful but there’s a lot they don’t know about the seemingly lonely widower.

Throughout the film, it almost seems like forever before the couple realizes they have trouble on their hands and that Charlie isn’t as innocent as he appears to be. It’s almost exasperating how naive Annie is, but of course, we can’t get to the climax of the ending without someone unsuspecting being taken total advantage of. Nonetheless, the ending is totally worth it and Charlie’s real intentions are brought front and center.

Starring Meagan Good, Michael Ealy, Dennis Quaid and Joseph Sikora, that alone is enough to ignore the the fact that the story has been done numerous of times. As veterans in their own right, each of them bring their natural talent to the big screen and all play their roles very well. Intruder is a great suspenseful movie that will not disappoint.

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