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Steven S.’s review published on Letterboxd:
This review may contain spoilers.
Spoiler tag has been on the fritz. Get your house in order LB.
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These characters aren't the type that are capable or resourceful or intelligent or cunning or even mildly interested in any sort of self preservation. They borderline actively seem to choose poorly at every turn. But I guess that's part of the theme here in that they're fatally meek and unwilling to help themselves in favor of creating awkward tension or out of fear of social consequence. It's infuriating, even when you understand the couples station because they could so easily try and even up until having their young daughter mutilated and torn from their arms, they cannot so much as form the notion to fight back. The antagonists are purely sociopathic and when ultimately confronted with the why of it all-- they channel their best The Strangers rationale and reply B̶e̶c̶a̶u̶s̶e̶ ̶y̶o̶u̶ ̶w̶e̶r̶e̶ ̶̶h̶o̶m̶e̶ "Because you let us." This is a well implemented use of reasoning to highlight Speak No Evil's intention that:
If you meet a couple
And their weird fuckin kid's tongue has been cut out
They're probably gonna stone your stupid ass to death
Because your crippling social anxiety
has made you dead inside
So why are vacationing with strangers, Bjorn?
You fucking idiot.