Truth or Dare (2018)

Truth or Dare (2018)


Thriller | Horror

A harmless game of “Truth or Dare” among friends turns deadly when someone—or something—begins to punish those who tell a lie—or refuse the dare.

Overall Rating

4 / 10
Verdict: So-So

User Review

  • Truth or Dare daringly goes where no horror has gone before, to the realms of stupidity. Incomprehensibly dumb. Categorically absurd. Insultingly boring. I'm done. I'm just done. I know, let's play a game! Truth or Dare? Oh no no, you can't pick truth because it's a rule I made just to make the game that little tiny bit more "exciting". Right, so I've forced you to pick dare. Let's see...ahh yes, I dare you to watch this film and not fall asleep. Trust me when I tell you, it is an almighty challenge. Urghhh. So a group of friends go to Mexico during their spring break and encounter a guy who wants to play truth or dare. The game quickly comes to an end...or does it? They return home, the game strangely continues and their lives are put in danger. Blah blah blah who cares, this is utter rubbish. The premise in itself is ludicrous, which is fine I mean look at Blumhouse's surprise hit 'Happy Death Day' last year, but the execution was atrocious. Instead of intelligently crafting a gimmick that easily could've metaphorically represented the break up of friendship over lies, they opted for a more generic storyline that we've all seen before. That third act reveal was horrifically uninspired, I nearly lost all hope. I was so close to walking out, but I persisted. I battled through. Then the ending arrived...! What. Even. Was. That!? I get it, I understand the choice. Yet the lack of character development made the conclusion feel completely out of character. The truths and dares were tame, even in attempting to throw in some plot twists, I didn't care. T'was boring, I was more focussed on which flavour of rice to have with my chicken for dinner when I got home (I chose egg fried rice, a daringly bold choice). The acting was fine, and is probably the only good element to this horror. The chemistry within the friendship group felt natural, although the script lacked any substance or personality which consequently meant I couldn't connect with the characters. This is by far the worst film I've seen this year. Bland, boring and bogus. Seriously though, I dare you to watch this. Just so you can share my pain.