The Host

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A disturbing tale of a London banker and an unassuming Dutch femme fatal, THE HOST follows Robert Atkinson and Vera Tribbe, two strangers with dark and disturbing secrets. When Robert flees London with a briefcase of stolen money, he seeks refuge in Amsterdam at Vera's home. As they try to suppress their inner demons, a course of destruction emanates from their hidden secrets that can never be escaped.


  • Maryam Hassouni
  • Mike Beckingham
  • Dougie Poynter
  • Nigel Barber
  • Suan-Li Ong
  • Togo Igawa
  • Daniël Boissevain
  • Tom Wu
  • Derek Jacobi
  • Jeroen Krabbé

Atom User Reviews

1.0 out of 5


Jan 16, 2020

Director Newbery proves ill-equipped to handle the convoluted narrative shifts of the screenplay co-written by Finola Geraghty, Brendan Bishop and Laurence Lamers. But to be fair, even Hitchcock would have thrown up his hands at the illogical plotting and over-the-top contrivances that make North by Northwest look like a documentary by comparison.

Metacritic review by Frank Scheck
Frank Scheck
The Hollywood Reporter
Jan 12, 2020

The first half of the story is far more intriguing than the second, and “The Host” goes almost wholly wrong from that magic moment AFTER we wonder, “Just what the Hell is going on here?”

Metacritic review by Roger Moore
Roger Moore
Movie Nation