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In a private, wealthy community, priority is placed on security and no exception is made for the Miller family`s estate. Behind their pristine walls and manicured gardens, Kyle (Nicolas Cage), a fast-talking businessman, has entrusted the mansion`s renovation to his stunning wife, Sarah (Nicole Kidman). But between making big decisions and keeping tabs on their defiant teenage daughter (Liana Liberato), Sarah often finds herself distracted by a young, handsome worker (Cam Gigandet) at their home. Nothing is what it seems, and it will take a group of cold-blooded criminals led by Elias (Ben Mendelsohn), who have been planning a vicious home invasion for months, to bring the Miller family together. When they storm the manor, everyone is tangled up in betrayal, deception, and temptation. Kyle, Sarah and Avery will take the ultimate risk to make it out with their lives and their family intact.

Language: English
Subtitle: NA
Classification: M18
Release Date: 15 Mar 2012
Genre: Thriller / Drama / Crime
Running Time: 1 Hour 31 Minutes
Cast: Nicolas Cage, Nicole Kidman, Cam Gigandet, Liana Liberato
Director: Joel Schumacher
Format: NA


Writer: Lester Gan Wai Lun

Writer Ratings:

Watch this if you liked: "Panic Room" & "I Spit On Your Grave"

Does this film fall into the category of Nicolas Cage's abyss of crappy films? Of course it does. Ever since the success of "Kick Ass", the actor seems to have lost his ability to pick which movies to stay away from. Director Joel Schumacher is considered a lucky man that he even got anyone to be a part of a film where the plot is predictable and a script written by what feels like a 12-year-old.

Kyle and Sarah Miller played by Nicolas Cage and Nicole Kidman, are a wealthy couple living with their teenage daughter, Avery (Liana Liberato) in a very modern house somewhere in the woods. However they're not a happy family, as while their daughter is a rebellious one, Kyle runs a dodgy business deals involving huge amounts of cash which requires his constant attention leading to his wife's sexual suppression and the need for attention. All these make them the perfect target for thieves. A masked gang disguised as guards from their security service burst in one night demanding that Kyle unlocks the safe they believe contains lots of diamonds.

And soon after, the Miller family starts fighting back. Not to anyone's surprise though, seeing how dumb the thieves actually were. In an ordinary thriller film, a gun to the head will be seen once or twice, but in this one, it happens so many times that the suspense is never there. Anyone would know that they're not going to take the shot, let alone the Miller family.

However, it's entertaining in the sense that the characters in this film reacts to a situation like no other human would. The acting was bad but the blame should not fall to the cast members but mainly to the writer who's not giving them much to work with. Nicole Kidman should've known better than to star in this film though.

Nicolas Cage should really pick his films wisely from now on, instead of cashing in easy cheques. All in all, this is proof that A-grade actors/actresses aren't enough to save a C-grade production.

Cinema Online, 19 October 2011
Effective 15 July 2011
G - Suitable for all ages
PG - Suitable for all ages, but parents should provide guidance to their young
PG13 - Suitable for persons aged 13 and above, but parental guidance is advised for children below 13
NC16 - Suitable for persons aged 16 years and above
M18 - Suitable for persons aged 18 years and above
R21 - Restricted to persons aged 21 and above only
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