Dennis Harvey Film Critic Released to theaters in the theatrical dog days of mid-2020, Jonathan Milott and Cary Murnion’s “Becky” became a home-formats hit, its gleefully tasteless home-invasion thrills a guilty-pleasure tonic for COVID captives going a bit stir-crazy.
Now Lulu Wilson is back as that title character, more or less the sole survivor of her prior screen outing. You can be sure in “The Wrath of Becky” that age hasn’t dulled her pissed-off homicidal verve, and that fate will surely provide another crop of ne’er-do-wells to tempt its exercise.
However, a different writing-directing duo is in charge this time, Matt Angel and Suzanne Coote. Their efforts generate rewards that are somewhat diminished, if still diverting.
Quiver is releases this SXSW-premiered sequel to U.S. theaters, with home-formats dates as yet unannounced. Three years ago, Becky was a 13-year-old hopping mad over not just her mother’s recent cancer demise, but the gall of her beleaguered father’s decision to commence a new romantic relationship.Read more on variety.com