The Owners (2020)
Written By: DMG
Edited By: Grave Reviews Staff
Director: Julius Berg
Producer: Alain de la Mata, Christopher Granier-Deferre
Screenplay: Mathieu Gompel, Julius Berg, et. al.
Date Released: September 4, 2020
Maisie Williams as Mary
Sylvester McCoy as Dr. Richard Huggins
Rita Tushingham as Ellen Huggins
Jake Curran as Gaz
Ian Kenny as Nathan
Andrew Ellis as Terry
Stacha Hicks as Jean
Rating = 1.5/5 Graves
***May contain some spoilers***
The owners tells the story of a burglary that goes wrong. Initially, a group of guys enter into a wealthy couples home to try to find a safe that they believe stores lots of cash. When they cannot break the safe, they wait for the owners to return home in order to get the code. But what they don’t realize is that the owners have their own secret.
There are some blood scenes in this film but nothing that is particularly memorable. Most of the film centers around suspense and some jump scares. Other than that, there is little in the way of blood and gore.
The Grave Review
There are some elements of The Owner (2020) which are well-done and other aspects which could have been better.
It is always troubling to see a linear story with no mystery or twist to keep the attention of the audience. The Owners is simply a story about a burglary that goes wrong at all points. From start to finish, the film felt dragged out and slow. When actress, Maisey Williams, gets dragged into the burglary, she must try to fight for her life. But the owners, the antagonists, never seem to have a motive for terrorizing the group. What was even more frustrating was that the antagonists terrorized Maisey Williams’ character even after she saved them. To this end, there was little point as to what was happening in the film. Towards the end, very little was also explained which may leave you confused.
The acting was descent. Maisey Williams who many know from Game of Thrones did a good job. Sylvester McCoy who played the antagonist, Dr. Richard Huggins was also fitting. But unfortunately, there didn’t seem to be a clear direction to the story. Rather, the overall vibe of the film felt like a mash up of pointless, cliché terrors without any clear motive or purpose. In that way, the lack of direction overshadowed the performances.
The most enticing aspect of the film was film location (i.e. the mansion and the estate). The property which was supposed to be based on an English countryside somewhere was so beautiful to look at. It would have almost been better more exciting to explore the estate itself. Overall, the film was disappointing and had little to offer.
For the foregoing reasons, Grave Reviews gives The Owners (2020) one and a half graves out of five graves.
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