Thomas Daley directed ‘Tiger House’ is a fast-paced home-invasion film and an entertaining one, even though it is generic and predictable. Kaya Scodelario stars in this low-profile but indeed good enough for a DVD release. One thing we must appreciate about the film is its plotline, performance and some attempt towards character development.
‘Tiger House’ follows Kelly an injured gymnast who is in love with an upper-class guy named Mark whose mom doesn’t have good opinion on Kelly. Once Kelly sneaks into her boyfriend’s room but only to find herself in a perilous situation when masked burglars invade the home.
The film is about survival and how the teenage girl struggles and fights to save her boyfriend and his family, who are taken hostage by those armed invaders. The storyline has some suspense elements attached in terms of the family dynamics of Mark, however it is more about the female protagonist coming out of a dangerous circumstance.
While the script is not that great with genre clichés, Kaya Scodelario’s performance is indeed praiseworthy that suggests that she certainly needs a better script.
As far as characterization is concerned, Kelly is well-sketched from the very beginning, as an independent and determined girl who can stand up to any threat. However, we don’t see any other interesting character. The criminals are all with obvious yet weird nature that we have seen in many other home invasion movies.
Again, if we leave aside acting from supporting cast – what ‘Tiger House’ needed is a good script with enough information to join the dots. While the action is all after the home invasion starts, the direction could have also focused on dialogues from the main characters.
Nevertheless, the film is quick-paced and not too long. So, you can give it a try for the overall entertainment. ‘Tiger House’ is now streaming on Netflix. You may watch the movie trailer below.
Genres: British Films, Action Thriller
Starring: Kaya Scodelario, Ed Skrein, Dougray Scott, Daniel Boyd, Julie Summers, Brandon Auret, Langley Kirkwood
Direction: Thomas Daley
Screenplay: Simon Lewis
Release Date: August 24, 2015
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