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Unearth Reviews

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June 30, 2021
This is a deep, dark excavation of festering resentment and opportunism gone wrong. It can be too grounded for its own good, but, by the time its earth-rending finale comes about, the message is clear and true.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
June 29, 2021
...uncovers a familiar story of greed and decay...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
June 22, 2021
Though Unearth starts off as a thoughtful and harrowing exploration of the consequences of fracking, the feature loses steam in an apogee that takes a wild detour from its subdued roots.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
June 21, 2021
Like the drilling operation, this was a script in sore need of a clean-up operation.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
February 14, 2021
Ecological horror set amongst struggling farming families. A slow burn domestic drama becomes horror both bodily and Earthy. Great cast, great production, though some may consider the structure uneven.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 22, 2020
While it's small-scale and local in its portrait of a particular community and family crumbling under pressure, it shows what could befall all of us - collapsing under the weight of our own selfish decisions.
September 11, 2020
The message that fracking destroys everything is a powerful one, and the film-makers should be commended for tackling it in this kind of context, but considering how little the idea is expanded upon, it feels like a wasted opportunity.
September 10, 2020
Unearth is a suspenseful character study that takes its time leading up to a disturbing climax.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
September 3, 2020
Eventually Unearth turns into a gnarly soap opera, and moments of shocking violence are met with an eye-roll instead of the shock that comes from winding up an audience.
August 30, 2020
Some genuinely nightmarish images sadly cannot save Unearth from its lack of clarity and cohesion.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
August 30, 2020
A cautionary tale about the horrors of fracking, wrapped up in a drama filled with tragic social realism. A stunning eco-horror, and one of the best of its kind.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 28, 2020
I do think Unearth works as well as it does because of its performances, and for those who are a bit more flexible with their definitions of horror should enjoy what Swies and Lyons have created with Unearth.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 28, 2020
...the performances by Blukas and Barbeau in particular are the two posts in the ground that humanize this story even when the fantastical elements start to sprout.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 27, 2020
It's a reminder that what happens in remote places like this ultimately affects us all.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
August 27, 2020
Unearth is cinematically striking, with its stunning cinematography and chilling body terror, but the third act is the only piece of the movie that feels like it has any stakes.
August 26, 2020
planted in all this domestic tragedy, there is indeed a cautionary parable, as the American dream... is shown being polluted by the follies of endless capitalist 'progress'. The result is one of the very finest nature's revenge films in many years.
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