(Jason Patric, Scott Adkins, Natasha Henstridge, et al / DVD / PG-13 / 2016 / Sony Pictures)
Overview: Terror arrives at the one place we all feel safest in this taut psychological thriller starring Natasha Henstridge, Jason Patric and Scott Adkins. When a wealthy woman and her stepson are targeted by a trio of expert thieves in their remote mansion, her only form of help comes from a call with a security systems specialist. But as the intruders become increasingly hostile and the connection wavers, will she trust him to be her eyes and navigate her to safety?
DVD Verdict: OK, as much as 'Home Invasion' is exactly what it says on the label ie: a violent home invasion robbery turns into a game of cat and mouse, as a woman and stepson evade capture, it also contains that rare bird of a premise that twists and turns until the final out-of-nowhere moments. One "twist" I can tell you, reveal if you wish (as it kicks in pretty quickly), is that the home that has been invaded is actually fully rigged with a high tech camera security system!
And so, with the invaders completely unaware their every move is being watched, home security service guidance is being given to the woman and child in their endeavors to escape them also. The uncharacteristic violent nature of the robbers sacrifices realism, so, I'll give you that, but the game of cat and mouse isn't as cheesy as it might see here in this tech savvy version of an old chestnut.
In closing, the action it taut, suspenseful when required, the main actors are good, but the kid is GREAT. So, at the end of the day if you simply want to lose yourself in a flick such as this, you cannot find much better than 'Home Invasion' out there right now, trust me. This is a Widescreen Presentation (1.78:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs.