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In The Tall Grass



IMDb Info

Release Year: 2019
Runtime: 1h 41min
Country: Canada, USA
Language: English
Genre Tags: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Plot Summary: After hearing a young boy's cry for help, a sister and brother venture into a vast field of tall grass in Kansas but soon discover there may be no way out...and that something evil lurks within.

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Brian Tallerico
2.5 out of 4 stars - rogerebert.com

Horror has a long history of using the natural world as its enemy. ďIn the Tall GrassĒ is at its best when it follows this tradition. We all know what itís like to be lost, far from home and safety, but what if even the traditional rules of direction were completely haphazard? As it gets less relatable, it gets less interesting, but thereís still Wilsonís all-in performance and Nataliís craftsmanship to keep us engaged, stuck in the grass, praying for a way out.


Katie Rife
Grade: C+ - Stephen King and Joe Hill adaptation In The Tall Grass tries to make plants terrifying

Either way, the movie is a mixed bag, well shot and well acted enough to mostly keep the viewerís attention, but meandering enough to frustrate at the same time. Itís bookended by flat, brightly lit, purely functional scenes that donít quite erase the memory of the surrealist horrors that unfold at its peak, but do come close. Stephen King and Joe Hill fans should also note that there are a handful of Easter eggs scattered throughout, mostly in the parking lot of the church that sits on the edge of the field. But if youíre not a big enough fan of either of them to catch the references, you can probably skip this movie as well.