Intrusion is a 2021 American film starring Logan Marshall-Green, Robert John Burke, and Freida Pinto, directed by Adam Salky and written by Chris Sparling. Netflix released the film on September 22, 2021.
Intrusion film Release Date
Netflix released the film on September 22, 2021.
Intrusion film Storyline
Plot Summary & Review
A woman and her husband relocate to a tiny town, but she is shaken when she is the target of a home invasion.
Meera and Henry, a married couple who just built a beautiful, large, modern home in New Mexico, are played by Freida Pinto and Logan Marshall-Green in the film directed by Adam Salky. They arrive home from a romantic night that included Scrabble and wine to find the house has been looted. Henry doesn’t mind; he cleans up the property while she returns to her job as a youth counselor. But suddenly there’s a new house invasion! It’s far worse this time, with dead bodies made possible by a concealed rifle Henry had hidden. It’s also when the film begins to demonstrate its limitations as a thriller attempting to BS its way through the most important scenes, with strange cutting and occasionally sideways camera angles.
This sequence occurs roughly 20 minutes into “Intrusion,” which is well over Netflix’s official cut-off point for viewing to be considered official. From there, it’s all downhill, as the script blends riddles that are neither subtly placed nor answered in a surprising manner. What did the robbers from a trailer park seek, and who were they? What was Henry’s motivation for concealing a gun? In the mix, there’s also a missing girl. There are a lot of strange pieces in play, and the film deals with them as plainly and poorly as it is possible, failing to plant a sense of distrust without relying on the ugly class bias.
When you can still squint and sense the underlying sorrow that went into the story, “Intrusion” shines brightest, and it must have been part of the pitch when Chris Sparling (“Buried”) put it together. As additional riddles emerge, the dynamics of the relationship become more complicated—warmth fades, and suspicion, control, and falsehoods take their place. Given how blunt this mystery can only be, everything is still played very on the nose, yet it’s the conceptual visibility here that briefly gives it some humanity.
However, it has a huge problem with its performances for a film about these two lovers and the stakes of their relationship. In this performance, Marshall-Green is a monotonous, scribbled question mark who never seems likable or sincere, and the progression of his character is unsatisfying. Even worse, the film confines Pinto to a series of connect-the-dot moments in which she snoops about looks aghast at things on computer displays or bungles through a trailer park. Instead of trying to make the dull mechanics of this mystery appear more bizarre than they are, she would be more interesting to watch drive a car for 90 minutes.
Even on a more basic Netflix level, “Intrusion” is a dud in terms of keeping your attention and making you pleased you stuck around. Its script has roughly a half-dozen too many conceits, so it’s only marginally better at piling on mysteries than offering satisfying answers to them. There are far too many instances in this film where the characters, whom we are supposed to care about in some way, are conveniently stupid. The kind of flimsy, cheap pleasures that reveal how everyone—not only the characters but even the subscribers—is a pawn here.
Intrusion film Cast
- Logan Marshall-Green as Henry Parsons
- Robert John Burke as Detective Stevhen Morse
- Freida Pinto as Meera Parsons
- Sarah Minnich as Joanne Waterston
- Yvette Fazio-Delaney as Construction crew member/suspect
- Clint Obenchain as Clint Oxbow
- Mark Sivertsen as Dylan Cobb
- Megan Elisabeth Kelly as Christine Cobb
- Hayes Hargrove as Bill Whitman
- David DeLao as Lieutenant Henderson
- Brandon Root as Peter
- Josh Horton as Sergeant
- Bonita King as Cafe Patron
Intrusion film Wiki
- Directed by Adam Salky
- Written by Chris Sparling
Robert John Burke
- Distributed by Netflix
- Release date September 22, 2021
- Running time 92 minutes
- Country United States
- Language English