Review: The Seedy Delight of Being Amongst ‘The Voyeurs’

The Voyeurs wastes no time implicating us, as viewers, as being at least partially amongst the titular group.

As the camera affects a lazy zoom toward the window of a lingerie shop, we realize we are watching a woman, our lead Pippa (Sydney Sweeney), try on the store’s wares.

Her dressing room curtain hasn’t properly closed, exposing her to the lens’s (and our) prying gaze. After a moment, she realizes and hastens to the curtain with a disappointed glance at “us.” It is a moment that both acknowledges its Brian DePalma roots and immediately contrasts itself.

As the film will prove, it isn’t an assertion of a more prudish bearing but one that suggests more agency.