No One Will Save You (2023)
Director: Brian Duffield
Screenplay: Brian Duffield
Stars: Kaitlyn Dever, Zack Duhame, Geraldine Singer, Dane Rhodes.
Brynn (Dever) is a young woman living on the outskirts of a small town. A tragic event turned many of those in town against Brynn. Now she suffers from anxiety and is a bit of a recluse. When Brynn wakes one night to discover that aliens are invading, she realizes that to survive, she will have to save herself.
Thoughts (beware of spoilers)
Hats off to Brian Duffield who wrote and directed No One Will Save You. The film is engaging from the start. Duffield knows how to tell a story. He chooses interesting camera angles and shots. Duffield’s scares don’t rely on jump takes and he knows how to create tension.
No One Will Save You is basically a one woman show. Thankfully, Kaitlyn “Justified” Dever is up to the task. She was excellent. Dever’s performance is even more impressive taking into account there are less than ten words spoken in the entire movie.
Stephen King said this about “NO ONE WILL SAVE YOU: Brilliant, daring, involving, scary. You have to go back over 60 years, to a TWILIGHT ZONE episode called ‘The Invaders’ to find anything remotely like it. Truly unique.”
I agree with everything Stephen King wrote. If you feel a “but” coming, you’re right. No One Will Save You is all that Mr. King said…
…BUT, movies are sometimes like trips. It’s not about the destination, but the journey. Where No One Will Save You fell short is the ending. I didn’t hate how the film concluded, but for me, it was a step below everything that came before. The ending provides plenty to think about and discuss. I loved everything up to the end. I hope that doesn’t put potential viewers off watching No One Will Save You, because the journey is worth the trip.
No One Will Save You (2023) rates 3 of 5 stars.