Movie review ‘Old’ (2021)

  • Director: M. Night Shyamalan
  • With: Rufus Sewell, Alex Wolff, Vicky Krieps, Gustaf Hammarstan
  • Music by: Trevor Gureckis
  • Based upon the Sandcastle comic
  • Duration: 1h48
  • My rating: 7,5/10
  • Mid- or post-credit scene: no


A vacationing family discovers that the secluded beach where they’re relaxing for a few hours is somehow causing them to age rapidly, reducing their entire lives into a single day.


A creepy movie!

This is definitely a creepy movie, based upon a graphic novel (Sandcastle by Pierre-Oscar Lévy & Frederik Peeters)

M. Night Shyamalan found it fitting to make this movie during the pandemic, just because he felt it gave off the same vibe that a lockdown gives. Not being able to go anywhere, being stuck in one place. And in the meantime there’s fear for something you cannot control. (In case of real life: the virus, in case of the movie: an unexplainable occurrence – getting older in a short amount of time)

I didn’t think it was Shyamalan’s best movie but I am a huge fan of his work. (Apart from Wyaward Pines, well the second season sucked!) so when I hear he has a new movie coming, I’m always there for it!

And this one has that feeling of dread throughout the entire movie, a feeling of being locked up. The setting is like paradise but there’s a darker side to paradise.

So in conclusion: I liked it but it wasn’t thé best movie either… but I’m glad I have it in my Shyamalan collection!

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