Knock at the Cabin review: “Shyamalan doing what he does best”

A dizzying, apocalyptic shocker, Knock at the Cabin sees M. Night Shyamalan deliver one of his most unequivocally thrilling movies in years. The plot sees a family vacationing in a tranquil woodland holiday home receive an unexpected – and unwelcome – visit. Four strangers arrive at their door brandishing weapons – or ‘tools’, as the quartet’s de facto spokesperson, bespectacled teacher Leonard (Dave Bautista), calls them. 

He’s flanked by menacing gas engineer Redmond (Rupert Grint), mother-of-one Adriane (Abby Quinn) and nurse Sabrina (Nikki Amuka-Bird). If this is a home-invasion story, its perpetrators don’t feel like the usual subgenre suspects. 

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