A much different Cillian Murphy than we saw last time, and Mr. Craven in fine form. In a little featurette on the DVD he said something to the effect of:
"Horror movies are all about the vulnerability of the body, this movie is all about the vulnerability of the soul."
Which I'm reporting here not because I have anything to add to it, but more as a note that any time I write a horror scene to remember that it's about the vulnerability of the body.
A marvelous job was done for sticking these characters so close together in such a confined space for such a long period of time. You nearly could call it My Dinner with Rippner.
It is a movie that got in, got tense, and got out again without trying to dress it up or get overly melodramatic. I can appreciate a movie that knows its limits, and let's you enjoy it inside of them.
And it was clever without being tricky, character driven without drawing stereotypes, and enjoyable to boot.Where we saw it: DVD | We deign to rate it: 86 outta 100