This sparse suspense-drama keeps things vague but grounded in its simple premise—a man (Jason Segel) attempts to rob a vacation home but is foiled when the owners (Lily Collins and Jesse Plemons) walk in. The ensuing hostage situation has its moments, particularly as Plemons’ character has to step in and offer advice to the robber, just so things don’t go south. There’s a decent undercurrent of what-will-happen-next throughout, and the performances are all solid, but ‘Windfall’ fizzles out with a tone-shifting climax that steals all the goodwill that director Charlie McDowell built in the first two acts.

3/5 stars