“Intrusion” Trailer Traps Actors Who Deserve Better

Despite what it looks like at first glance, Intrusion is not a home-invasion thriller. But what it turns out to be doesn't look much better.

Freida Pinto and Logan Marshall-Green – the latter trying as hard as possible not to be confused for Tom Hardy anymore – star as Meera and Henry, an ultra-wealthy couple with a high-tech mansion. One night, their power cuts out and Henry shoots the intruder dead. He's fine but she's not. Her restlessness leads her to start digging into Henry's business, turning up all sorts of suspicious activity.

Pinto sadly has not had much success since her debut film (Slumdog Millionaire) won Best Picture, and Marshall-Green has only fared slightly better. While I'm always happy to see them get work, this looks like another forgettable Netflix thriller, with little intrigue or suspense. I would love to be proven wrong.

Intrusion premieres exclusively on Netflix on Wednesday, September 22.


About Kip Mooney

Kip Mooney
Like many film critics born during and after the 1980s, my hero is Roger Ebert. The man was already the best critic in the nation when he won the Pulitzer in 1975, but his indomitable spirit during and after his recent battle with cancer keeps me coming back to read not only his reviews but his insightful commentary on the everyday. But enough about a guy you know a lot about. I knew I was going to be a film critic—some would say a snob—in middle school, when I had to voraciously defend my position that The Royal Tenenbaums was only a million times better than Adam Sandler’s remake of Mr. Deeds. From then on, I would seek out Wes Anderson’s films and avoid Sandler’s like the plague. Still, I like to think of myself as a populist, and I’ll be just as likely to see the next superhero movie as the next Sundance sensation. The thing I most deplore in a movie is laziness. I’d much rather see movies with big ambitions try and fail than movies with no ambitions succeed at simply existing. I’m also a big advocate of fun-bad movies like The Room and most of Nicolas Cage’s work. In the past, I’ve written for The Dallas Morning News and the North Texas Daily, which I edited for a semester. I also contributed to Dallas-based Pegasus News, which in the circle of life, is now part of The Dallas Morning News, where I got my big break in 2007. Eventually, I’d love to write and talk about film full-time, but until that’s a viable career option, I work as an auditor for Wells Fargo. I hope to one day meet my hero, go to the Toronto International Film Festival, and compete on Jeopardy. Until then, I’m excited to share my love of film with you.