Rent Old (2021)

2.9 of 5 from 504 ratings
1h 44min
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Synopsis:
Visionary filmmaker M. Night Shyamalan unveils a chilling, mysterious thriller about a family on a tropical holiday who discover that the secluded beach where they are relaxing for a few hours is somehow causing them to age rapidly…reducing their entire lives to a single day.
Actors:
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Directors:
Producers:
Marc Bienstock, Ashwin Rajan, M. Night Shyamalan
Writers:
M. Night Shyamalan, Pierre-Oscar Lévy, Frederik Peeters
Aka:
Decrepit
Studio:
Universal Pictures
Genres:
Action & Adventure, Drama, Horror, Thrillers
Collections:
2021, A Brief History of Old Age on Screen: Part 2, CinemaParadiso.co.uk Through Time, A Brief History of Film...
BBFC:
Release Date:
25/10/2021
Run Time:
104 minutes
Languages:
English Audio Description Dolby Digital 2.0, English Dolby Digital 5.1
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.39:1
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Shymalan Family Business
  • All the Beach is a Stage
  • Nightmares in Paradise
  • A Family in the Moment
BBFC:
Release Date:
25/10/2021
Run Time:
108 minutes
Languages:
English Audio Description Dolby Digital 2.0, English Dolby Atmos
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.39:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
(0) All
Bonus:
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Shymalan Family Business
  • All the Beach is a Stage
  • Nightmares in Paradise
  • A Family in the Moment
BBFC:
Release Date:
25/10/2021
Run Time:
108 minutes
Languages:
English Dolby Atmos
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
DVD Regions:
Region 0 (All)
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.39:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
(0) All
Bonus:
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Shymalan Family Business
  • All the Beach is a Stage
  • Nightmares in Paradise
  • A Family in the Moment

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Reviews (12) of Old

Great concept not quite the full package - Old review by TH

Spoiler Alert
01/08/2021

I was curious when I spotted the trailer and was hopeful that this would be the film to put Shyamalan back on top form.

Sadly this isnt quite a classic but by no means a disaster.

The concept is a good one. Group of strangers being trapped on a paradise island which ages everyone really quickly.

The film is watchable but sadly some major issues let it down.

Firstly the characters are thinly written with some traits coming out of nowhere.

Secondly nothing is left to settle, random pointless conversations dont add anything to the film and constant choppy editing doesnt help.

The ending is alright but overall doesnt quite manage to shock as much as it hoped.

In conclusion its worth a watch but could of been so much better if focus was put into the character development and script.

5 out of 5 members found this review helpful.

Great concept, based on a very good graphic novel. Terrible movie - Old review by DjayBee

Spoiler Alert
30/10/2021

The main concept just doesn't work on screen (or the director fails to make it work). There is zero character building. I have, without exaggeration, never heard dialogues that bad in my life. No actor direction. Terrible terrible ... Avoid at all cost.

3 out of 3 members found this review helpful.

Below average Shyamalan - Old review by AER

Spoiler Alert
25/07/2021

First of all, I am grateful that there are risk takers like director M. Night Shyamalan at work (still) in Hollywood. He is a rare breed, a story-telling auteur that can tell pretty much do whatever he likes (for better or for worse). Unfortunately, his output is very patchy for my tastes, from the heights of Unbreakable, The Village, and Split, to the drivel of The Happening, Glass, and The Last Airbender, he's never boring. Sadly, Old, whilst not unwatchable, is a minor work - brimming with amazing ideas and a very intriguing concept, (people get trapped on a beach where time is sped up and they grow old rapidly) - it is so full of plot holes. Nothing hang together and after a promising opening, the actors flounder with a preposterous script and nonsensical plot developments. The denouement is interesting but turns to sand running through your fingers the minute you give it any real thought. It's a shame, as M NIGHT SHYAMALAN is one of those bewitching directors I really root for. But he's misfiring again.... sorry.

3 out of 3 members found this review helpful.

Critic review

Old (aka Decrepit) review by Mark McPherson - Cinema Paradiso

Director M. Night Shyamalan is known for his twists and Old certainly has one though not as wild as one might expect. Here is a decent idea for a Twilight Zone episode, where a slew of characters find themselves trapped on a beach where they age rapidly. Not a bad idea but it’s an idea I mention is better suited for the Twilight Zone considering how much power it has for a short period of time. Even with time speeding up, this is a premise that merely spins its wheels and more or less ends up in a ditch.

The illusion of control is set early for the feuding couple of Guy and Prisca Cappa, hoping to keep their marriage problems hidden from their young children, Maddox and Trent?. After all, they’re on a tropical vacation. The manager of the resort gives them the perfect time to connect by visiting a secluded beach. It’s so secluded that when they want to leave, there’s no means of escape. They’re not the only ones there but they’re not going to be staying as long as they think.

All the families present on the beach find themselves aging. The kids teen into tweens. Adults in their thirties become the elderly in their fifties. And the elderly, well, you know they’ve got a one-way ticket to skeleton city. This leads to some truly disturbing moments where one turns their back and finds a new development. For the couple of Guy and Prisca, they discuss what to do for a few minutes and they find their kids are teenagers. A few more minutes and one of them is pregnant. The birth is even more tragic and frightening in how it occurs.

There’s a lot of interesting stuff that could be explored with this concept and yet it hardly feels addressed. More time is spent just on figuring out the mystery and watching people convulsive to their deaths. That’s fearful and all but the effect wears off quickly. There are some intriguing aspects present in how some characters succumb to memory loss and others become desperately violent as they slip into depression. A better film might’ve had the greater writing to find more than mere sentimentality and melodrama to rely on for this existential terror that threatens the central characters.

The ultimate twist revealed, however, is that all the families are part of an experiment. And it’s an experiment that will not only be revealed but battled to present a happy ending for our survivors. It’s a finale that feels cheap. It asserts that all of this was in the name of scientific progress which seems to be portrayed with some level of desperation to cure disease faster but at the cost of human lives for experimenting with the speed of time. This type of story creates a severely mixed message about scientific progress and how it seems damned by mad scientists and no consent.

Old is a weird movie but not merely because of its rapid-aging gimmick. It just stumbles all over the place trying to find somewhere to go next with its premise. And when all else fails, just reveal a puppet master behind it all. I’m reluctant to pose my own version of movies but I couldn’t help but feel that making the island more of an enigma than a science experiment has gone awry. This is far from Shyamalan’s worst work but it’s certainly his most baffling which may not be saying much considering this level of scattershot horror is pretty par for the course.

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