Review: The Host (2020)

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The Host

Release Date: January 17, 2020

Run Time: 1 hour & 42 minutes

Reviewed By: Adam

A chance opportunity arises for Robert Atkinson (Mike Beckingham), a London banker who risks his bank’s money to leave the mundane behind and start a new life. To take advantage, he unwittingly signs up with a Chinese cartel to transport a briefcase to Amsterdam. But all is not as it seems in a city veiled by dark secrets. Fueled by power players, drugs, seduction and violence, Robert awaits his turn in a deadly game of choice and consequence.

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A lot of reviews for The Host are pretty rough. I get it though… it’s a total Psycho rip off and I was even getting some Hostel vibes, but with worse acting and very minimal originality.

All that being said, there where times I found myself getting caught up in the story. I honestly think if you’ve never seen Psycho or Hostel, you’ll really enjoy this one. However, for me, it definitely loses points for the stolen valor.

The Host is now available to rent or own on all major VOD platforms.

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Reel ROB Rating: 4.75 out of 10 stars

Post Credits Scene: No


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