A Netflix original! This movie isn't bad, but I wish it had honed its message a little more. The sting comes during a credits sequence, which is better than nothing, I guess, but the movie would have been better served with more of the characters' intentions being made clear early on and less of a focus on being mysterious.
Pat Healy is a god damn delight, though, as usual.
First and foremost: this movie has a fantastic title.
They Look Like People suffers from Indie Horror Disease: interesting concept, good and subtle foundation, and then an ending that comes out of nowhere and answers nothing. Look, I get it, endings are hard, but I still want one.
Also, at this point I am kind of over stories about middle-class white bros having crises of masculinity. If you're going to make that kind of movie, it better bring something real different to the table.
Look, pretty much everything you need to know about this movie you can see in the poster. It's Rutger Hauer and the slogan is: "He's seen the future.. now he has to kill it. He'll need bigger guns." The rest of the movie is written as delightfully terribly as the slogan.
Hauer plays a cop in an alternate future London who must stop an Alien rip-off from tearing out people's hearts. He also calls a dog a "dickhead". Twice.