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You Should Have Left

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5.41 h 33 min2020X-RayR
Kevin Bacon and Amanda Seyfried star in this terrifying tale where a father fights to save his family from a sinister force that demands a reckoning for secrets of the past.
Directors
David Koepp
Starring
Kevin BaconAmanda SeyfriedAvery Essex
Genres
SuspenseArts, Entertainment, and Culture
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
EnglishEnglish [Audio Description]
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Producers
Kevin BaconDean O'TooleJason Blum
Studio
Universal Pictures
Rating
R (Restricted)
Content advisory
Foul languagesexual contentviolence
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Prime Video (streaming online video)
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3.9 out of 5 stars

31962 global ratings

  1. 46% of reviews have 5 stars
  2. 19% of reviews have 4 stars
  3. 20% of reviews have 3 stars
  4. 8% of reviews have 2 stars
  5. 7% of reviews have 1 stars
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Goldie LoxReviewed in the United States on June 18, 2020
1.0 out of 5 stars
I love Kevin Bacon
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I love Kevin Bacon let’s start with that. But It’s bad really bad. Like I had to lie to my husband and say I didn’t spend twenty dollar to rent this. All the actors do a great job but the story sucks. If you don’t believe me, rent it.
148 people found this helpful
MostDeviousKingReviewed in the United States on June 19, 2020
3.0 out of 5 stars
The Devil's in the Details
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More of a commentary on guilt, shame, and insecurity than a classic horror film. You Should Have Left is a well-crafted movie, with a strong cast that enjoy excellent chemistry. The cinematography complements the themes of the story and makes you the viewer feel disoriented, unstuck from time, frustrated, and downright confused.

It is not the type of story that will spoon feed the viewer with excessive exposition and an easily digestible narrative. Instead it cleverly sprinkles in revealing details along the way, disguised as spooky phenomena.

That said, you may find yourself with unanswered questions and a feeling of general dissatisfaction due to some underdeveloped plot points, and the filmmaker's insistence on inviting viewer interpretation and character study.

If you're looking for a straight-forward, frightening tale with a simplistic plot, abundant jump scares, and a grand finale ending -- you should look elsewhere. If, however, you are the type of person that loves Penrose stairs, artwork by M. C. Escher, explorations of human emotions that are often inescapable, self-destructive, and devastating to loved ones -- well you've come to the right place.

Enjoy your stay!
80 people found this helpful
VivianReviewed in the United States on June 19, 2020
1.0 out of 5 stars
Terrible don’t waste your money
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That was extremely predictable, slow, and so not worth the $20. I would love a refund. That’s how terrible it was.
70 people found this helpful
FrankReviewed in the United States on June 23, 2020
1.0 out of 5 stars
AS BAD AS IT COULD POSSIBLY GET.
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I'm a huge supporter of Kevin Bacon and his work over the years. Some good, some bad, some ugly; I watched them all, and no matter what found something enjoyable about everything.

That being said, THERE IS ABSOLUTELY NOTHING REDEEMABLE ABOUT THIS FILM WHATSOEVER!!! It is beyond terrible, and if you not only spend your money, but even your time watching this pile of garbage....you will forever have a horrible grudge against Kevin Bacon for the rest of your days.

I got the impression that perhaps he was trying to resolve some personal issues of his life by expressing himself on film, but as a viewer it is just so repulsive to watch...in the way that you literally want the time refunded back to your life.

It is so terrible, folks. I know that many of you are going to watch it just to find out for yourselves, like I did. I feel for you in advance.
56 people found this helpful
JeannieReviewed in the United States on June 19, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
So good!
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Kevin Bacon doesn't make bad movies so my husband and I were excited when I saw in a news article that this movie was available for streaming just in time for yet another Friday quarantine movie date night on the couch.

It was excellent. I don't even care that a rental was twenty bucks. You pay more than that to see a movie at the theater and you don't own it there either and I prefer the comfort of my own home rather than a theater even when there isn't a global pandemic going on.

THANK YOU for releasing a movie of this quality on Amazon even though the theaters are starting to open back up.

As for the movie itself? Just watch it. Unless you just hate movies and love to complain, you're going to enjoy this movie as much as my husband and I did.

Great actors and a great story that kept us glued to the screen the entire time. It's the kind of movie you'll buy when it becomes available so you can watch it again.
54 people found this helpful
Sam NiznikReviewed in the United States on June 20, 2020
1.0 out of 5 stars
You Should Have Passed (on this)
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Despite the trailer giving off House of Leaves vibes from some of it's premise, we tried this one out and oh boy. This is a slow nothingburger movie. Nothing seems impactful both in how the frames are shot and the writing. The house was beautiful at least.
40 people found this helpful
NoelleReviewed in the United States on June 20, 2020
1.0 out of 5 stars
Horrible! Disappointed. Not worth a $20 rental
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Was very excited to watch this movie- huge disappointment. Plot really went nowhere, and left me totally confused at end. Total lack of an interesting story line. And the $20 to rent- May be worth it for a family of 3 or 4- but certainly not worth paying for when you live alone- especially when it’s a bad movie. Don’t waste your money!
39 people found this helpful
AylaReviewed in the United States on June 19, 2020
2.0 out of 5 stars
Not quite "meh"
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They had a good story line *started*; but the buildup just didn't go anywhere meaningful. The acting was subpar for who it was, and I found myself being more emotionally connected to the kid than to either of the adult characters. All in all, it wasn't the worst horror movie I've seen; but it also just didn't even reach "meh" levels of entertainment.
27 people found this helpful
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