The Owners follows a group of friends in the 1990s who think they found the perfect easy score: an empty house with a safe full of cash. But when the elderly couple that lives there comes home early, the tables are suddenly turned. As a deadly game of cat and mouse ensues, the would-be thieves are left to fight to save themselves from a nightmare they could never have imagined.
In February 2019, it was announced Maisie Williams had joined the cast of the film. In May 2019, Jake Curran, Ian Kenny, Andrew Ellis, Sylvester McCoy, Rita Tushingham and Stacha Hicks joined the cast of the film. Principal photography began in May 2019. See more »
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It's pretty bad
There is nothing wrong with redoing a movie, making an adaptation or making a new film from an unoriginal idea, but doing so not just badly but appallingly is pointless and really an affront to films before it.
This film really does a bad job with this old notion of home invasion and the result is fairly difficult to watch. There are some fair performances, by the cast Maisie Williams doesn't really stand out here like she does in GOT and personally her career will flounder and fail unless she goes to America and forgets the British film industry, which she should have done after GOT. Richard McCoy who plays Dr Huggins is probably the worst of the cast followed by Andrew Ellis who plays Terry. None of them play believable or realistic representations performances of the characters and it gives the film a very amateur feel. I think poor direction and screen writing are also to blame here since from the outset all the cast feel like caricatures.
The worst aspect of the film is the lack of suspense caused by screen-time padding where characters do unrealistic, stupid or clearly contrived things to advance the film because there isn't much of an underlying plot to work with.
To say it's a total mess would be unfair, it isn't. it is good to a point but goes down hill pretty quickly forty minutes in after events take a significant turn. (no spoilers sorry)Unfortunately it's definitely not worth watching
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