Specifics
USA [2013] - 104m
Genre
Drama, Thriller
Directed by
John McNaughton
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rating
1.5*/5.0*
The Harvest poster

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November 01, 2020

1.5*/5.0*

Poor Samantha Morton and Michael Shannon. Two decent actors with a solid track record, I'm guessing that when they read the script for this film they were expecting quite a bit more. The potential was there for sure and both actors do a decent job, but director McNaughton didn't do them any favors.

Andy is a young kid suffering from a heart condition. He's cared for in his own house, as his mother is a doctor and his father is a nurse. When Maryann moves in next door he finally has someone to talk to, but Andy's mother doesn't really appreciate Maryann visiting her son. She shoos her away, but Maryann is willing to give up so easily.

The Harvest is a drama that turns thriller in the second half. Performances are nice all round, but that's about it. The cinematography is cheap, the soundtrack a failure and the twists at the end are just laughable. It feels like a made-for-TV film, sloppy and poorly produced shlock sold off as something poor. Very disappointing.

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