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61 Ratings

The Harvest

Directed by John McNaughton
United States, 2013
Horror, Thriller


A couple who keeps their sick son in a secluded environment find their controlled lives challenged by a young girl who moves in next door.

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The Harvest Directed by John McNaughton
Like Henry, this is an actorly horror film. Shannon brings a frailty to a role that feels like a companion piece to the dad he played in Take Shelter. Morton knows how to frighten just by arching an eyebrow and by expressing a mock sympathy that turns on a dime to rage.
September 03, 2015
The result is a movie with no shortage of the potentially macabre and no sense of perspective on it. The film—which premiered two years ago, had a very limited theatrical run earlier this year, and is now sneaking into home video—operates on the auto-pilot setting of thoroughly competent film style, concerned in large part with getting from plot point A to plot point B in the least disruptive way possible.
September 02, 2015
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A welcome return for long-absent director John McNaughton (Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer). Look past the cover: what lies beneath is a disquieting spin on the overprotective-parent horror formula, with a blazing, hell-for-leather performance from Samantha Morton as the deranged mother of a bedridden teen.
June 21, 2015
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