In The Earth

critic Reviews

, 74% Fresh Tomatometer Score
  • In the Earth's bleak kaleidoscope of horror is a hallucinogenic meditation on the residual pandemic fears that haunt humanity.
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    Alison WillmoreNew York Magazine/Vulture
    The film rattles apart as it goes along...
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    Katie WalshTribune News Service
    Wheatley crafts a plague film that isn't necessarily about a plague, but that captures the anxiety and fear of invisible forces beyond our control impelling us, unknowingly, into danger.
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    Randy MyersSan Jose Mercury News
    "Earth" deserves points for originality, but grows wobbly by its end.
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    Ben KenigsbergNew York Times
    If the bigger picture of "In the Earth" doesn't appear fully realized... it would be difficult, this year, for at least some of its atmosphere of isolation-induced madness not to inspire a chill.
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    Barry HertzGlobe and Mail
    While I hope to never, ever watch In the Earth again, I must admit to admiring parts of it, too.
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    Bob StraussSan Francisco Chronicle
    Despite [the film's] shortcomings, it's good to have Wheatley's atmospheric tension and grotesque humor back at ground level, where his talent thrives.
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    Oscar GoffBoston Hassle
    In the Earth hearkens back to Wheatley's earlier films, by turns horrifying, psychedelic, arcane, and deeply personal.
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    Mark DujsikMark Reviews Movies
    The experience is a creepy and unsettling one, for sure, but it's not quite enough to justify Wheatley's rambling plot and hodgepodge of ideas.
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    Kristian M. LinFort Worth Weekly
    In the Earth is a good chance to take in [Ben Wheatley's] perverse brand of artistry.
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    Edward DouglasThe Weekend Warrior
    A movie that astounds, disorients and puzzles the viewer but in a way that makes them want to watch it again and try to figure out more with each viewing.
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