The Endless Reviews

June 29, 2018
It's slightly baffling at times, but always inventive and disquieting.
June 28, 2018
There is a very good idea for a really intriguing, startling film here, that finally gets a little lost in its own freakily cosmic claustrophobia.
June 28, 2018
This impressive low-budget indie weaves a genre-defying tapestry of weirdness, atmospherics and cultish horrors across a dusty US setting.
June 21, 2018
This is Benson and Moorhead's most professionally-made movie to date, but they hold on to an amateurish enthusiasm that works largely for the best.
May 10, 2018
Even lovers of the opaque might desire a little more to grasp onto. But the mystery is a pungent one, and the images and ideas stay with you after the lights go up.
April 27, 2018
"The Endless" grows more mind-boggling as it goes on, but Benson and Moorhead keep the film grounded, making its twists and turns all the more compelling.
April 20, 2018
The eventual reveal fits with the film's overall intelligence and interest in people and existence over spectacle and action. (Though there's some of that as well.) The Endless is a smart, sweetly creepy good time.
April 18, 2018
"The Endless" gets into your head and keeps you alert for whatever abnormal turn comes next.
April 18, 2018
Spooky, funny, touching and very, very well made.
April 12, 2018
Great use of an eerie Southern California landscape and some fine, naturalistic acting emphasizes how the ordinary can sometimes seem threatening - and vice-versa.
April 6, 2018
A movie that plays with our perceptions of time, space, and reality, and sketches the outlines of unimaginable terror while leaving the details to our imagination.
April 5, 2018
This idea may at first seem both dumb and highly implausible, but viewers eager to poke holes in the scenario should give it time. "The Endless" rewards patience with mind-bending twists and turns.
April 4, 2018
What puts The Endless ahead of many indie genre films of its type is not only Moorhead's skill as a cinematographer, but also the judicious way in which he and Benson apply their presumably limited budget.
April 4, 2018
Felker and Benson's fast-slow-fast pacing not only gives psychological weight to Benson's unabashedly pulpy scenario but also constantly keeps viewers on their toes.
April 4, 2018
The result is a thoughtful investigation into how our past and our families shape who we are - with plenty of scares and mind-bending twists.
March 23, 2018
While The Endless in some ways feels like a dead end, it still leaves you hopeful for whatever uncanny visions they can dream up next.
September 25, 2017
[A] rich banquet of mind-bending weirdness.
May 3, 2017
While not flashy enough to rival blockbuster science fiction offerings at the box office, "The Endless" ought to delight those who like having their imaginations tickled by projects such as "Another Earth" and "The OA."
April 21, 2017
ventures to a place where genre's boundaries are at their most blurred & human dramas play out on eerie supernatural stages that amplify the everyday stakes involved in evolving from one's own behavioural patterns & confronting one's own mortality