NO ONE WILL SAVE YOU on Hulu (Disney+ internationally) is a sci-fi horror thriller. Kaitlyn Dever is the absolute star of the movie as a woman in a brutal battle for survival. A sharp runtime of 93 minutes works in its favor. Read our No One Will Save You movie review here!
NO ONE WILL SAVE YOU is a new Hulu (Disney+ internationally) release that any genre fan will want to check out. The genres are sci-fi, horror, and thriller as the main character battles aliens that have invaded her home.
The runtime is just 93 minutes in total, with only very short breaks for our main character. In fact, “action movie” could easily be used to describe this as well. This is absolutely a survival story as we see Brynn (Kaitlyn Dever) do whatever she can to fight off an actual alien invasion. Or at the very least save herself from being taken by the aliens.
Continue reading our No One Will Save You movie review below. Find the film on Hulu / Disney+ from September 22, 2023.
The aliens are here
In this riveting and captivating sci-fi psychological thriller, we meet Brynn Adams (Kaitlyn Dever). She’s a creative and talented young woman, but also one who has been completely alienated (pun intended) from her community. She’s alone but doesn’t appear to be lonely. In fact, she thrives in many ways.
Of course, her crippling anxiety doesn’t help her in dealing with the hate and anger coming from any person she comes across.
As it turns out, other people aren’t what will turn her world upside down. We’re less than ten minutes into the story when Brynn is awakened by strange noises that go bump in the night. The source of these noises turns out to be aliens. As in unearthly intruders that are now inside her quite isolated home.
Brynn isn’t about to let the aliens take her, so the story takes us head-first into a face-off between her and several (quite differently shaped, I might add) extraterrestrial beings. These aliens are both threatening her future – which looks rather bleak but not without hope – and are forcing her to deal with a heartbreaking past.
Kaitlyn Dever as both final girl and action star
Sure, Kaitlyn Dever isn’t the biggest person physically, but she can fight like her life depends on it. As Brynn in No One Will Save You, this is exactly the case. Personally, I loved seeing her fight with everything she had in her. This is an uneven fight in every way as the aliens have powers far beyond any human, but survival instinct can be extremely powerful as well.
As the all-important lead character, Kaitlyn Dever (Unbelievable) delivers a performance that is both heartbreaking and awe-inspiring. At first, we see her as Brynn, who is living a life of solitude. One she clearly feels comfortable with. Once we see her try to interact with other people in town, we understand why; She is shunned by everyone, and even downright hated by others.
And yes, you will learn why, though one could argue – I know I certainly could – whether it’s fair.
The way we see Kaitlyn Dever fight back against the aliens as Brynn is mesmerizing. She is constantly stuck with her back against an actual wall and forced to come up with her next move. It is brutal! Especially after we’ve learned that no one is willing to help her in any way.
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No One Will Save You is written and directed by Brian Duffield, and it’s only his second movie as a director. His first feature film as a director (which he also wrote and produced) was the 2020 movie Spontaneous starring Katherine Langford and Charlie Plummer.
As a screenwriter, you’ll probably already be familiar with his work. Brian Duffield wrote the amazing 2017 horror-comedy The Babysitter, the action-horror sci-fi hybrid Underwater (2020), and the monster movie Love and Monsters (2020). Also, he most recently produced Cocaine Bear, directed by Elizabeth Banks.
Oh yeah, we know the work of Brian Duffield and we’re crazy about him already. No One Will Save You will probably feel familiar if you’ve watched any of the other stories from his delicious genre-bending mind. And yet, this is very much its own thing. Not least due to it having virtually no actual words spoken.
But hey, in a world where the spoken word has been taking up so much space with podcasts and the constant news cycle repeating the same thing over and over again, it’s actually a relief. Besides, a picture is worth a thousand words – meaning moving pictures must be worth even more as they also show context.
Admittedly, the ending of No One Will Save You will not be for everyone. Any ending that isn’t definitive and easily explained never is. I liked the No One Will Save You ending, but prepare for a story that might not end in any way you expect.
No One Will Save You is out on Hulu in the US, Star+ in Latin America, and Disney+ in all other territories from September 22, 2023.
Director: Brian Duffield
Writer: Brian Duffield
Cast: Kaitlyn Dever, Elizabeth Kaluev, Zack Duhame, Lauren L. Murray, Geraldine Singer, Dane Rhodes, Evangeline Rose, Dari Lynn Griffin
An exiled anxiety-ridden homebody must battle an alien who’s found its way into her home.