Run Time: 2 Hours
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Thomas and Pippa have just moved into their first apartment and are over the moon at the prospect of living together. Pippa with a good job, and Thomas pursuing his dream of working in the music industry, life seems to be looking up for our fateful couple. Until one night, they notice their window looks directly into their neighbors across the street. This harmless habit takes a dangerous turn when our couple starts to watch things they have no business watching. The events start to affect our couple’s relationship, and as things get worse across the street, they deteriorate between Thomas and Pippa.
The Voyeurs is about a young couple who recently moved in together in their new apartment. Pippa works as an ophthalmologist, while Thomas works in the commercial industry. Pippa is a kind girl who has a big moral compass. Across the street are Seb and Julia. Seb works as a photographer, while Julia models.
Nathanyal – 9.8/10
Going into The Voyeur, I didn’t know what to expect. Austin had watched this movie before me and warned me of explicit sexual content. For those curious, The Voyeurs is as explicit as Kate was gory. The Voyeurs were rated R for the other reason. After watching this movie, I would say that this would’ve been my favourite movie of the month so far if Shang-Chi wasn’t just released. This is a close second for sure.
Now the only negative I have is how sexual the movie gets within the first few minutes. And it’s only a negative because it was surprising. However, as the movie goes on, the reason why there’s so much sexual content is made clear. At that point, the sexual content is there for the themes of the story and not just there to be there.
With that out of the way, let’s get into the positives. For one, the characters in The Voyeurs are deep and full. All the protagonists and the antagonists are given their chances to bloom, and they all get some development. The reveals for some of the later is made even better because these characters are so likeable. You can relate to all of them on some level. And even if you don’t, you can still empathize with their reasons. Next, the plot and the suspense are top notch. This kind of story and suspense is what I wished for in The Woman in the Window. There were some predictable elements that led you into a trap with twists and reveals that will make your jaw drop. I know it made mine drop. As a final note, I want to say that the cinematography was beautifully shot and comments on today’s society were done in a fluid manner.
Overall, The Voyeurs is one of my favourite movies. The combination of a good plot, skin-crawling suspense, surprise twists, and wonderful characters made for a whole experience. If you can get past the sexual content, you’ll enjoy the movie, and even more so when you realize that those sexual scenes lead up to something bigger. 100% recommend this for everyone to watch, assuming you are of age or have parental consent.
Favourite Moment (Spoilers):
My favourite moment in The Voyeurs was the whole ending. The pacing and the reveals for the masterminded plan made my jaw drop. This followed by another crazy reveal made my jaw drop even more. It was a wonderful ending to a great movie.
Austin – 9.5/10
The Voyeurs is such a good movie, with some wild moments. If you can’t handle some very mature content, this is absolutely not a movie for you. If you can, oh boy this is awesome. It has some pretty intense sex scenes throughout, but for the first time, that I have ever seen, they fit the movie. It adds to the characters, pushes the plot, and really adds to the atmosphere of this movie. The vibe is immaculate, it’s pretty much perfect. The suspense and cinematography create a feeling that makes your skin crawl just a little bit. The plot is really, really unpredictable. The way this movie opens, I thought this was going to be a creepy movie, but not to the extent we go. I loved the way the plot shifts and shapes our characters, and the ending blew my mind. It was beyond unexpected, and it took me a few minutes to fully understand what had happened.
It felt weird, but I loved that I didn’t fully understand the characters until the very end. It’s a very risky way of building your characters, as we go, but it works so well. With the way this plot is, the mystery behind the characters really adds to the movie. Pippa and Thomas are really good protagonists, but I love the way the writers created a bunch of characters around them that work without a ton of screen time. We see a ton of development through character interactions, but it’s their actions when they are away from everyone else that really built our characters.
The Voyeurs is such a wonderful movie, although dark as hell. The suspense is incredible, the cinematography is perfect, and the acting is awesome. I loved the plot and the characters, and I really hope you can make it through the very sexual start. It is absolutely worth it. It also speaks volumes about the scary realities of society and it’s a much deeper movie than it seems.
My Favourite moment (Spoilers)
The highlight of this movie has to be the ending. The darkness of the poisoning scene was beyond unexpected, but the fact that Pippa didn’t kill them was poetic justice. The blind bad guys was just the perfect way to end this fantastic film.
Sebastian – 7.5/10
The Voyeurs is not what I expected at all. This film is a hard R film for its graphic nudity but I was warned about that so that wasn’t the surprise but it was, in fact, the dark storyline that followed. Now I did not love this film as much as my fellow reviewers did but I was compelled by the interesting take on obsession. I found that the story was way darker and depressing than expected. The whole storyline of how Thomas but especially Pippa allows the obsession to consume her every thought and change her as a person. The acting for all the characters was really well done with Justice Smith and Sydney Sweeney doing great jobs as Thomas and Pippa. Sweeney really did a good job capturing someone who slowly lets something consume her to the point that everything else in her life doesn’t matter. While I thought the acting was great, I found the characters hard to support. They also seemed to be losing their minds or just not great people and the only one I liked was Thomas because he seemed reasonable and normal though I am not sure if that was intentional. The last third of this film also gets really dark and maybe I wasn’t in the right mood for it but it wasn’t the direction I was hoping for the story to go and I didn’t like how the film ends. The first half was much more what I expected the film to be and while I did find the back half compelling it also left me unsatisfied. I guess part of what bugged me is that only one character had an ark and that was Pippa but I didn’t like the direction her character went so that fell flat for me as well.
All in all, this is a good movie that I think is really well made and well acted but I personally didn’t love the story or the characters too much so it is a film I probably wouldn’t revisit. If you’re in the mood for something new I would still recommend it.
Favourite Moment (Spoilers):
My favourite moment was the reveal at the art show because even if that’s not what I wanted from the story it was so shocking and compelling that it did fascinate me.