I See You 2019

Evil Hides In Plain Sight

6.6 / 10   365 vote(s)
Thriller Mystery Horror

When a 12-year-old boy goes missing, lead investigator Greg Harper struggles to balance the pressure of the investigation and troubles with his wife, Jackie. Facing a recent affair, great strain is put on the family that slowly gnaws away at Jackie's grip on reality. But after a malicious presence manifests itself in their home and puts their son, Connor, in mortal danger, the cold, hard truth about evil in the Harper household is finally uncovered.

Release Date 2019-09-11
Runtime 1h 38m
Directors Philipp Blaubach, Lynn K. D'Angona, Adam Randall, Jesse Bellis
Producers James Atherton, Matt Leipzig, Phil Hunt, Jan Pace, Shaun Compton Ross, Eric Fischer, Sean Gowrie, Jason Salzman, Elliott Ross, Tom Harberd, Robert Ruggeri, Fenella Ross, Matt Waldeck, Jordan Bayer, Chris Sablan
Writer Devon Graye

I have been reading more and more about this film on the internet as more and more people watch it. While I didn’t take much notice of the reviews at first, the more I see its name mentioned, the more I became curious about it.

When the film started, I thought it is going to be one of those mystery films which an unknown entity starts troubling people and you get to find who or what it is towards the end of the film. Well, this film is also like this but with a big, unexpected twist halfway through. And for that, the film gets a positive rating from me. A well-deserved 7/10.

Would I watch it again? Probably not. Would I make my friends watch it? Sure.

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I don't know if it was the bad acting, its inability to settle on a genre, or Helen Hunt's facelift, but I See You is a mixed bag of a movie. Never heard of this one? Consider yourself lucky. Regardless, here is the official description:

When a 12-year-old boy goes missing, lead investigator Greg Harper struggles to balance the pressure of the investigation and troubles with his wife, Jackie. Facing a recent affair, great strain is put on the family that slowly gnaws away at Jackie's grip on reality. But after a malicious presence manifests itself in their home and puts their son, Connor, in mortal danger, the cold, hard truth about evil in the Harper household is finally uncovered.

This is one of those movies where there are no heroes or anyone to cheer for, because everyone is an asshole. Helen Hunt fails to fire, the rest of the family are bland, and some characters that turn up later are so lame that they elicited many laughs out of me - in a movie that is most certainly not a comedy. The film takes what should be a horrifying situation but muddies it with an unneeded side plot about the father. Which is a shame because the movie overall has a good concept but would have been so much better with a stronger cast who could really sell it, a stronger score to punch up the tension, and a stronger commitment to sticking to one main storyline so it remains focused.

This is, in my opinion, very much a Friday-night-after-a-few-drinks type of movie.

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