The Locusts

1997

The Locusts

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The owner of a Kansas cattle feedlot, the iron-willed, booze-swilling, sexually insatiable widow Delilah Ashford Potts, is the undisputed mistress of her own universe until mysterious stranger Clay Hewitt comes to town. The debut film for director John Patrick Kelley is a highly-charged, tragic melodrama.

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Critic Reviews for The Locusts

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (4) | Fresh (2) | Rotten (9)

  • The Locusts is not successful. Its material is so overwrought and incredible, so curiously dated, that it undermines the whole enterprise. But it was not made carelessly or cynically, it shows artists trying to do their best, and its makers had ambition.

    Jan 1, 2000 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
  • It's hot, it's sultry and everybody's smokin' in the rural Kansas of The Locusts. Too bad the movie never catches fire.

    Jan 1, 2000 | Rating: 2/4

    Andy Seiler

    USA Today
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  • Vaughn sports a succession of tight white T-shirts and tank tops of varying dirtiness, and the cast lights up enough cigarettes to have the audience die of second-hand smoke.

    Jan 5, 2009 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
  • A pointless drama set on cattle feedlot

    Jun 15, 2007 | Rating: 2/5
  • A waste of film, and a waste of time.

    Sep 18, 2002 | Rating: 2/5
  • John Patrick Kelley, both the author and director of The Locusts, indulges himself constantly.

    Jan 1, 2000 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Locusts

  • Oct 04, 2008
    Impressive performance by Vince Vaughn in a straight dramatic role. Sultry tale of a twisted family dynamic and small town relationships. Ashley Judd at her radiantly beautiful best and Kate Capshaw as a fatally flawed harridan. This movie kept my interest from start to finish. Loved the relationship between Clay (Vaughn) and Flyboy (Davies). Think Oedipus Rex in the heartland.
    Mark A Super Reviewer
  • Jan 04, 2007
    I was depressed all the way through. And that ending!! Dear God! So sad. I was totally surprised by Vince Vaughn! He can act? Who knew...
    Stevie S Super Reviewer

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