Vacancy (15)

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Time Out rating:

<strong>Rating: </strong><span class='lf-avgRating'>2</span>/5

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Time Out says

Tue Jun 12 2007

When their car breaks down just outside Nowheresville, USA, bickering couple Luke Wilson and Kate Beckinsale have no alternative but to bed down at the seedy local motel. And…? With a set-up that familiar, a half-decent twist’s clearly required, so, as the couple kick back, hubby finds a seemingly discarded videotape, which reveals that the very room in which they’re staying has been used by the proprietor to shoot snuff movies with understandably unwilling previous guests. Clearly, they’re next in line unless they can outwit their tormentors.Sadly, that’s just about the point where the picture runs out of juice, degenerating into a mechanical exercise in shunting the characters around from set-piece to set-piece, yet, with only two potential victims with which to toy, the story options prove predictably limited. Creepy motel manager Frank Whaley’s the pick of a relatively able cast, and Hungarian director Nimród Antal (who made the stylish ‘Kontroll’ in Budapest) throws the camera around with abandon, but all concerned are on a hiding to nothing since the material’s so flimsy and underdeveloped. It’s not pretty, but it’s certainly vacant.
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Release details

Rated:

15

UK release:

Fri Jun 15, 2007

Duration:

85 mins

Cast and crew

Cast:

Luke Wilson, Ethan Embry, Frank Whaley, Kate Beckinsale

Editor:

Armen Minasian

Production Designer:

Jon Gary Steele

Cinematography:

Andrzej Sekula

Producer:

Hal Lieberman

Screenwriter:

Mark L Smith

Director:

Nimród Antal

Music:

Paul Haslinger

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Leona Luk

I was curious about this film because the standard 'who are they?' cast was not in this - there were actual actors, people we've all heard of populating it, so I decided to take a look. I found that it's not the standard torture and kill film that has been so popular recently. Instead it's like a chamber drama with some extra blood and guts. There are standard plot elements from the gore films, however within the confines of this film they because something else - tenser, even more realistic to an extent. For what I expected, this was way better and worth a look.

Leona Luk

I was curious about this film because the standard 'who are they?' cast was not in this - there were actual actors, people we've all heard of populating it, so I decided to take a look. I found that it's not the standard torture and kill film that has been so popular recently. Instead it's like a chamber drama with some extra blood and guts. There are standard plot elements from the gore films, however within the confines of this film they because something else - tenser, even more realistic to an extent. For what I expected, this was way better and worth a look.

caz

i thought the film was really good me n ma pal thought it was but my other two pals fought it was rubbish its a really jumpy film.

caz

i thought the film was really good me n ma pal thought it was but my other two pals fought it was rubbish its a really jumpy film.

ellie

i thought the film had a few good jumps scary at times but the film needede a beta ending for them to make a vacancy 2!!!!!!!!!!!

ellie

i thought the film had a few good jumps scary at times but the film needede a beta ending for them to make a vacancy 2!!!!!!!!!!!

Elen

The film was ok. Few jumps. When it finished we all just sat there like 'is that it?' Missing a good ending!

Elen

The film was ok. Few jumps. When it finished we all just sat there like 'is that it?' Missing a good ending!

honey

it was ok. very jumpy and i got i bit grossed out but overall it was a good film

honey

it was ok. very jumpy and i got i bit grossed out but overall it was a good film