Welcome Home (2018)

Aaron Paul, Emily Ratajkowski, Riccardo Scamarcio, Katy Louise Saunders,
Welcome Home is a movie starring Emily Ratajkowski, Aaron Paul, and Riccardo Scamarcio. A couple spend a weekend at a vacation rental home in the Italian countryside in an attempt to repair their relationship, but soon become...
  • 5.2 /10.0 IMDB Rating:
  • DatePublished:
  • 2018-09-07 Added:
  • David Levinson, Writer:
  • George Ratliff, Director:
  • Allan Mandelbaum, Tim White, Trevor White, Producer:

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6 / 10

Welcome to Bad Writing

Although Aaron Paul has mainly been disappointing after Breaking Bad, and Emily Ratajkowski is not what I would call a good actress, their performances were not the main issue that left me disappointed with Welcome Home.

Indeed, Aaron, and to a lesser extent Emily, were more than satisfactory, but as my title states, the writing and directing were atrocious.They took too much time trying to build tension which never materializes and forgot to actually write an interesting script.

Not recommended unless you really like Emily Ratajkowski and want to get a "closer" look.

1 / 10

Total misfire!

Every plot twist can be seen a mile away and every opportunity of redemption to make the movie a bit better was not utilised.

5 / 10

Hmmmm

Just looking for another thriller/drama that waant a waste of time.. This was sooo slow. We were just waiting for a moment to jump OR SOMETHING.. Boring..

7 / 10

A tense and uneasy ride

I've never been able to figure out whether I like Aaron Paul as an actor or not. He was amazing in 'Breaking Bad' there's no doubt about that, but was that simply a great show carrying an actor. Could you say that he is one-dimensional? I think that would probably be a fair assessment. But could you also say he has a lot of charisma and is more interesting to watch on screen than the average actor? Yes, I think you could also say that. Every time I watch him in something I am determined to make my mind up on him, and yet every time the film finishes I'm more confused than when I began. The same goes again for 'Welcome Home'.

I actually really liked this movie for the most part. Straight away we meet a seemingly very happy couple starting a vacation in Italy. Then we slowly begin to realise that their perfect relationship isn't so perfect after all. In fact it is in a lot of trouble. Then the movie's main events start to take place and it feels like the world is just kicking this couple when they are already down. I really liked that. It reminded me a lot of the movie 'Vacancy' which had a similar set-up and worked very well. It adds layers to the drama and layers to the film. Also I loved that the film had a feeling that no character was safe and that it could end in any fashion imaginable (again, much like 'Vacancy')

Towards the end there are some character decisions that I'm not entirely sure whether I liked or not. It can be frustrating to watch when a character does something that you yourself would perhaps not do, but in reality we are all different and all do things in different ways, so it isn't really fair to downgrade the film for those choices. Plus I could see things from the character's point of view and understand on some level why they were doing it. Otherwise though this was a pretty tough film to fault and one that I got a lot of enjoyment out of.

1 / 10

Welcome to Hell..

Aaron Paul is a very good actor and has actual talent which he showcased in 'Breaking Bad', Emily Ratajkowski is not a very good actress but she is good in something else i suppose? Welcome Home is packed with bad writing, atrocious acting and an even worse screenplay really.