The Guest

The Guest ★★★½

This is a fun movie. Most of it serves as a serviceable, if somewhat straightforward and predictable, thriller. What elevates it is the lead performance of Dan Steven’s. Even though you pretty much know his deal early on, he’s charming enough to stay likable throughout and he’s clearly having a good time playing the character, which makes it fun to watch. The film muddies itself up in the third act (it doesn’t quite nail the balance of what to explain and what not to explain) but Stevens is able to hold attention through it all.