Movie Review: Vacancy

Vacancy, starring Luke Wilson and Kate Beckinsale is a Hitchcockian thriller about a couple who stumble upon a motel in the middle of nowhere after taking a questionable short cut off the interstate. What they don't know is that the people that run this motel, make snuff films, and they are their next target. It is Hitchcock, in what it tries to be(referencing Psycho for the most part). However, a lot of the back story seems contrived and forced into the plot so you don't really care about these characters. Because of this, the movie starts irritatingly slow, by explaining these characters and what they are going through. The movie picks up a little, but it never really seems to get off the ground.
2.5 out of 5

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