A group of families on a tropical holiday discover that the secluded beach where they are staying is somehow causing them to age rapidly – reducing their entire lives into a single day.

  • Released: 2021-07-21
  • Runtime: 108 minutes
  • Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thrillers
  • Stars: Gael García Bernal, Vicky Krieps, Rufus Sewell, Alex Wolff, Thomasin McKenzie, Abbey Lee, Nikki Amuka-Bird, Ken Leung, Eliza Scanlen, Aaron Pierre, Embeth Davidtz, Emun Elliott, Alexa Swinton, Gustaf Hammarsten, Kathleen Chalfant, Francesca Eastwood, Nolan River, Luca Faustino Rodriguez, Mikaya Fisher, Kailen Jude, M. Night Shyamalan, Matthew Shear, Daniel Ison, Jeffrey Holsman, Margaux Da Silva, John Twohy, Kylie Begley, Emma Jonnz
  • Director: M. Night Shyamalan
  • lizetwesselman - 12 January 2023
    Decent story but poorly excecuted
    I got so excited when I saw the trailer but was highly dissapointed. It starts with so many questions, you're sucked in because you want to know what's going on. We follow a family from the start and clearly something's up, but it remains vague, so you want to get answers.

    Then more things happen, they end up on that beach, creating way more questions. Which is still fine, still want to know more. But then they never actually answer any questions. More people show up that we barely learn anything about, troughout the entire movie. They just all get involved in this aging issue and it affects them in different ways, like normal aging does to normal people. A lot happens, before any of those initial questions are answered. Untill the point you just start wondering what the hell the point of the movie is. And then some of the questions get answered in 1 scene. There's such a buildup to these problems, that you at least expect a massive blow up at some point. But that just doesn't happen. It's basically brushed off in some kind of "we're dying today so yesterday's issues are irrelevant now" way. Which I get, but the way they just solved it into 1 shot, doesn't do that message any justice.

    Then, in the end, after a lot of unfinished stories and a lot of drama, we find out why they were at the island. Again, this takes up about 5 minutes of the movie. It's actually very interesting, but they decided it didn't deserve much credit. And then it's over. And then you have a very predictable ending to top it off.

    So basically, about 15/20 minutes are pretty good, and everything in between is just overdramatic, badly acted, incomplete drama that hardly makes sense.

    Too bad. The story was interesting but so badly excecuted.
  • DanTheButler - 15 December 2022
    Too amateurish for its budget
    Mixed feelings on this one. What starts out as 'The White Lotus' quickly segues into a 'Cabin in the Woods' scenario but on a beach. This is where the bulk of the film takes place.

    There is an interesting story here but I'm too distracted from all the bad choices with everyone sounding like they've had to resort to ADR for the whole film. Much of the dialogue feels like a script in its first draft. The performance delivery of the entire cast sounds robotic - it seems like they only had one take for each shot, leaving the editor with miserable choices.

    The editing could have been tighter and some of the cinematography is amateurish. No need to use shots because they exist, the editing room is for cutting schlock. It's like a student film with a full blown Hollywood budget. I've seen these actors with better performances in just about every other project they've done, so I can't decide if they were poorly cast or if some words are written so bad that there is no chance of a convincing delivery.

    If you can get through the first hour of rubbish, you start to understand what's going on. The finale does have a nice wrap up, though it doesn't completely save this movie. It's not 'The Sixth Sense' or 'Signs' that I hope for with every M movie that comes out. 'Old' is more like 'The Happening' but everyone in it is Mark Wahlberg. I love Mark in everything but that movie because of its poor casting.