Reviews

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 7, 2019
Toni Collette delivers a soul-shattering performance in Hereditary that reminds us how much sacrifice parenthood is and how deeply parents can scar their children, utterly beyond repair.
Aug 27, 2018
It's an uneasy and visually well-crafted horror exploring our parental fears. It's also a film that, surprise, surprise, has split opinions among audiences and critics.
Aug 7, 2018
Hereditary feels like an endless drawing out of that queasy, shocking, falling dream sensation, as the ground beneath the Graham family, and the viewer, crumbles.
Jun 22, 2018
Toni Collette is flawless.
Jun 21, 2018
Ride of pure terror? I've had more terrifying rides on the teacups at the fair.
Jun 17, 2018
Gradually downshifts into generic cliche, abandoning well-mapped psychogeography for psychokinetic silliness and superfluous plot exposition.
Jun 15, 2018
Hereditary might be regarded as a psychological or supernatural thriller, an insidious ghost story, a literal cult movie, or Rosemary's Baby (1968) after the infant has come of age. On any view, it is a diabolically assured debut.
Jun 15, 2018
The results are horrific, emotionally and aesthetically, and launch a corkscrew spin towards hell.
Jun 15, 2018
It's an astonishing performance from Collette, a disorientating cocktail of humane, hurtful and hysterical.
Jun 14, 2018
Being blindsided by fright might be fun in the moment, but it's the scares you can see coming that last.
Jun 14, 2018
Hereditary is a hallmark in cinematic filmmaking, and still worth a watch, but the narrative prevents it from living up to its full potential.
Jun 13, 2018
Hereditary may not be as terrifying as the advance hype has suggested but it's a provocative and subtle horror film with layers you don't find in more conventional haunted house tales.
Jun 13, 2018
It's poorly paced, with a making-it-up-as-we-go feel; there's a difference between slow-burn and merely slow, and [director Ari] Aster hasn't grasped it yet.
Jun 13, 2018
What I watched was a pushy, empurpled, same-with-a-twist screamer from the school of Rosemary's Baby.
Jun 13, 2018
It's utterly terrifying - but in a way you can't quite put your finger on. Which means you will never, ever shake it off.
Jun 13, 2018
This is serious, glorious, edge-of-your-seat horror.
Jun 13, 2018
The young American writer-director has made a film that goes to a few places that no horror has previously ventured. And he does so elegantly.
Jun 12, 2018
A raw horror masterpiece from a first-time director that deserves to be mentioned in the same frantic breath as the genre's greats.