In the Tall Grass (2019) - Rotten Tomatoes

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In the Tall Grass (2019)



Critic Consensus: A potentially intriguing premise is rapidly lost in the weeds during In the Tall Grass which struggles to stretch its slim source material to feature length.

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When siblings Becky and Cal hear the cries of a young boy lost within a field of tall grass, they venture in to rescue him, only to become ensnared themselves by a sinister force that quickly disorients and separates them. Cut off from the world and unable to escape the field's tightening grip, they soon discover that the only thing worse than getting lost is being found. Based on the novella by Stephen King and Joe Hill.

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Rachel Wilson
as Natalie Humboldt
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All Critics (75) | Top Critics (15)

Netflix seems to be banging out Steven King adaptations as fast as King used to bang out books. This one, based on a novella by King and his son Joe Hill, is quite a decent little creeper too.

October 30, 2019 | Full Review…

While it's not the sharpest of King's stories, Natali's cast redeems the film's shortcomings.

October 7, 2019 | Full Review…

The performances are all solid, and writer/director [Vincenzo] Natali and cinematographer Craig Wrobleski wreaking fiendish menace from the grass jungle. Surely, they're not in Kansas anymore.

October 4, 2019 | Full Review…

"In the Tall Grass" runs too long and repeats itself too much to be as gripping as its source material. Turns out there's a limit to how scary weeds can be.

October 4, 2019 | Full Review…

Despite an uneven track record, In the Tall Grass gives the lamest King adaptations a run for their money, as writer-director Vincenzo Natali labors to stretch out the story, which takes a wrong turn in more ways than one.

October 4, 2019 | Full Review…
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It's rather astonishing how fast Vincenzo Natali's "In the Tall Grass" completely loses your interest.

October 4, 2019 | Rating: C- | Full Review…

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