Reviews

Apr 29, 2021
Ari Aster's absurdly accomplished debut is the best horror movie of the year so far.
Apr 16, 2021
Pawel Pogorzelski's cinematography and Colin Stetson's score craft a visually and aurally ominous atmosphere that always hints and builds towards the ultimate evil reveal.
Apr 14, 2021
So dark and so disturbing.
Mar 5, 2021
The film's chilling lesson is timely.
Mar 4, 2021
The open-ended stakes of these genre experiments are rebellious at a time when horror movie messaging can feel so heavy-handed.
Feb 19, 2021
Without a doubt, Hereditary really dug its hooks into me.
Feb 5, 2021
A complete assault on your mind, body, and soul that will leave you feeling battered and broken.
Feb 4, 2021
Part of the fun, if "fun" is even the right word for such an upsetting movie, comes from the uncertainty over what kind of horror show this is, exactly.
Jan 29, 2021
Hereditary is a pitch black exploration of family dynamics and the fallout of dark supernatural secrets.
Dec 15, 2020
In the cruel, assured hands of writer-director Ari Aster, Hereditary comes off as an exemplary mood piece.
Dec 10, 2020
Hereditary becomes more and more frightening, submerging the viewers in horror rather than splashing them with occasional waves.
Oct 26, 2020
...if you keep your expectations within reasonable control, you'll be rewarded with a tense and atmospheric-if not all that terrifying-experience...
Oct 8, 2020
It shouldn't be a huge surprise to see Toni Collette give a great performance. However, the things she does here are unlike anything else that she's ever done in her career.
Sep 10, 2020
Things take a while to get to the occult and bloody, but when they do it's a quite visceral and grim awakening.
Sep 3, 2020
Toni Collette shines in a near horror masterpiece that stumbles in the final act as it ultimately shows its hand.
Aug 19, 2020
I found myself laughing at, not with, Hereditary's hammiest horror moments, culminating in a truly awful ending that spells everything out and yet is still riddled with plot holes big enough to bury a desecrated body in.
Jul 24, 2020
Hereditary doesn't punch viewers in the gut for quite a while, gently poking them instead until the slightest twitch of a finger feels like the cruelest of punchlines.
Jul 18, 2020
This is a film that friends will dare one another to watch and then regret it instantly, and it takes a certain masochistic streak to enjoy.
Jul 9, 2020
The testament of the effectiveness of the story and macabre nature of Hereditary really manifests long after you leave the theater.
Jul 1, 2020
Family drama about loss and tragedy folded into supernatural horror; hints and nods and few overt statements; an exquisite mix of skin-peeling tension, heart-pounding dread, jump scares, and gore. Hereditary left me a broken, gooey mess by the end.