One of those movies that takes place in the imaginary land of Hollywood movies, The Stranger presents the viewer with a plot line so convoluted that I had to rewind back and watch the whole movie again to see if I had missed something along the way.
Don’t get me wrong – I very much enjoy movies that aren’t necessarily realistic, but still the movie has to be able to sell those utterly silly ideas to the viewer, and this is where the most memorable movies succeed. The Stranger unfortunately isn’t one of those, and everything from the movie doctor to the movie baddies feels utterly forced and fake.
I do have to give the movie a few points of a plot twist that I have never seen before nor did I expect to see it here. But to me that plot twist was as hard to swallow as the rest of The Stranger.