Intrusion (2021) review – is there more to this robbery?

September 22, 2021
Jordan Russell Lyon 0
Film Reviews, Netflix
2.5

Summary

Even from its title, it’s easy to guess what Intrusion will be about. It’s a predictable trashy thriller that may be best to watch if you’re a young teenager. Anyone looking for shocks, gore, or genuine thrills, you’re looking at the wrong film.

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2.5

Summary

Even from its title, it’s easy to guess what Intrusion will be about. It’s a predictable trashy thriller that may be best to watch if you’re a young teenager. Anyone looking for shocks, gore, or genuine thrills, you’re looking at the wrong film.

This article discusses the Netflix film Intrusion (2021) and will not contain spoilers.

Soapy, trashing, and thrilling. If those are qualities you want from a film, Intrusion may be for you!

In just over 90 minutes, Intrusion tells the story of Meera (Freida Pinto), who, after her home is targeted for home invasions two times, begins to suspect what the reasoning behind it could be. The major downside of Intrusion is that the answer to her question is clearly evident after half an hour. However, don’t let that put you off too much. With this type of film, the trashy drama that follows is what will keep the audience interested enough (hopefully) to watch until the end. 

The vibe with Intrusion is that the audience should always be on the edge of their seats and not fully aware of what will happen next. Unfortunately, it doesn’t always do that. It’s predictable, and nothing of what develops on-screen is shocking. But on a brighter note, it has enough action and excitement to keep you hooked. The cast performs well in their roles, and even though you just know how the film will conclude, anyone that is watching will likely be curious enough, just to see how it all ends.

The certificate for Intrusion is 12, and that could be purely why the film doesn’t electrify the screen, as in other films such as The Strangers, Saw, or even A Classic Horror Story. But the positive aspect of the 12 certificate is that it could be an easy film to watch with any teenage relatives in the household, without any worry about high levels of violence and/or sex/nudity.

Still, Intrusion does what it says on the tin. It will easily pass the 90-minute runtime for those watching. While it may not be remembered long after finishing, there’s enough to warrant interest throughout the duration.

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