Hereditary (2018) - Drama, Horror, Mystery

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A grieving family is haunted by tragic and disturbing occurrences.

IMDB: 7.3
Director: Ari Aster
Stars: Toni Collette, Milly Shapiro
Length: 127 Minutes
PG Rating: R
Reviews: 286 out of 1000 found boring (28.6%)

One-line Reviews (588)

Then they are just driving around in the car the next day like nothing happened.

Waste of time I couldn't contain the movie it was so boring

Gripping, slow horror and backed by great performances.

To summarize quickly, this is an amazing psychological experience through trauma, family, mental illness and fear, and I was completely immersed the entire time, feeling the characters' emotions and it was horrifying to see the story unfold without having control over it, making you question everything as you leave the theater.

This was really boring.

The only con for me was the confusing ending and other bits of confusion during the movie leaving me a bit lost in the plot.

Creepy but unrelatable and very slow .

The unbelieving husband is the one that fries.. yawn.

Hard to follow and with too little substance

If you do like me and read some 'big' critics before embarking on a film, you can end up reading things like this: "a sensationally scary debut feature by Ari Aster, is unhappy in ways that Tolstoy could never have dreamed", or "this horror flick can be so shocking and dismaying, so genuinely upsetting in spasms and spurts, yet at the same time so madly entertaining"Do not be fooled fellow imdbians, with more than two full hours, this film has you yawning for more than 60 full minutes before something happens.

Enjoyable and delirious.

I was almost falling asleep in the theater, this was so boring.

impressive performances and absolutely brilliant direction, well thought out and constructed script, made perfectly to give terror to the audience and be unpredictable, all i can say is that it is undoubtedly perfect

Complete waste of time, wouldn't recommend it to anyone

Indulgent,boring,pile of you know what...

A pale, anti climatic overly drawn out tale of....

Hereditary is a drawn out drama, that attempts to become something scary in the last 10 minutes or so, and fails.

It came across as contrived and was just trying too hard.

Then, pretentious director/writer Ari Aster decided he would use the last 9 minutes of his film to turn into what snooty film snobs call a "masterpiece".

It's the worst movie I've ever seen, I do not recommend it to anyone

It's just long and boring.

Adding in the horror element which is totally unexpected and genuine and a good mix of classic gore and cult like supernatural scary.

good slow movie .

So many different elements of horror just thrown in and absolutely no plot.

God what a boring film.

If you're in the mood for something long, drawn out and a little different in terms of horror, then it's definitely worth sitting down for.

The first hour is a waste of time, the whole plot bored me and I just felt like I'd seen it before.

Boring actors.


So boring!

Got so bored your mind's wandering?

Incredibly boring, dull, monotonous, no fear or terror or horror at all, just boredom .

Promising, gripping and emotionally truthful - let down by an unsatisfying final act .

However, nothing happens in this film, not a single mention of any investigation, no police, no detective, nothing at all...

Slow pacing with heavy and dark atmosphere.

Possibly the worst movie I have ever seen.....

However she cannot save a staid formulaic story, banal even.

Slow, boring, overly dramatic draw outs leading up to pretty much nothing.

The end is also pretentious and takes forever to actually end.

Aster loves the long, slow shot that makes you get drawn into the frame only to wish you could be anywhere else.

Inbetween each of these scenes are a very slow story telling.

The main fault of Hereditary is the first half is slow moving.


I didn't like this movie a bit, at one point it gets boring and I don't understand why they consider it horror when I didn't get scared even a second.

No storyline what so ever.

Boring .

Please don't waste your time watching this piece of filth which has absolutely no entertainment value at all.

Here, it's just an absolute stupid waste of time.

Bored to death...

Boring and confusing .

I was so bored and if it was in a cinema would have walked out.

Yawn .

If I was in the theater, woulda walked out.

Literally one of the most boring horror movies I've ever seen.

2+ hours boring film .

It's also rare to watch a movie that's entirely unpredictable from beginning to end, and for that reason alone it's worth a watch from serious movie watchers as well as horror fans.

It was creepy, uncomfortable, suspenseful, and shocking (when the mom is on the ceiling banging her head!!!!

Movie is quite slow, alas.

Some scary / creepy moments but too slow.

The plot and the way the story goes is good but it might bore you...

This was boring.

Still certainly worth watching.

Director Ari Aster has revealed a mildly entertaining thriller with perhaps one shocking event.

How this boring snoozefest got over a 7 rating is beyond me.

I am definitely a horror genre addict however this film reminds me a lot of the intense emotional feelings I felt watching insidious.

One of the most boring movies ever .

Some critics mention "slow burn horror".

It's super intense and well made, genuinely creepy and unsettling.

With the visually stunning lightning the movie successfully presents its inner tone and with the cliches of the genre it keeps the form that so many viewers are seeking and enjoying.

The way the story went from slow motion to the fast paced morbid death of a character takes the audience by surprise.

This is Rosemary's Baby territory and I found it gripping.

Movie was way too long with too many boring scenes.

It loses one star because it is a fairly long and often boring movie.

Boring and not scary.

It's uncomfortable, pointless and confusing don't waste your time.

I will say if your a fan of slow burning movies with a storyline and incredible acting then I would highly recommend watching this film.

Ari Aster created something that is so unique and fascinating from the beginning to the end.

The script is bad and to be honest most of the acting is bad and boring.

Hereditary is slightly better than Midsommar because it slowly develops a haunting atmosphere until a vibrant final quarter that will keep you on the edge of your seat.

The characters are very compelling and the way Toni Collette's character was written - it felted more like a character study, which is a great thing, since it wasn't a normal horror movie that has jump scares and i do consider it more as a drama with horror elements.

Everything was so easily cliche I just couldn't stand any of the characters.

I'll insert my critique as I try to explain this movie, which is extremely formulaic: a creepy event happens that's supposed to scare the audience (but never quite succeeds), followed by 20-odd minutes of boring filler.

Boring and predictable.

Overall it's enjoyable and definitely doesn't rely on jumpscares to spook the audience.

There was also very, very little significant character development for anyone, which I found disappointing as some of the characters had potential to be very engaging.

Horror driven by the story itself and not a jumpy ghost scense as usual, a bery thrilling progress of events and unbelievabl acting.

Stunning Atmospheric Suspense .

The worst movie I' ve ever seen.

Slow .

Up there in the top ten worst movies I've seen.

So, in order for this to happen, there had to be decapitations, crawling on ceilings, random sitings of dead people, self hurting, and a pointless torching of dad.

Boring too long Dont waste time .

Honestly one of the worst movies I've ever seenI'd give it ZERO stars if I could

Complete waste of time.

This was one of the worst movies I've seen in a long time.


Definitely worth a watch, but temper your expectations and slow down.

it's a complete waste of time.

Then, in my opinion, it is diluting itself to justify the lousy and laughable end to which we are doomed, making me wish that all the characters (for being so bored) die painfully and quickly so that it ends already and to go home.

A complete waste of time...

A slow burner that fizzles out.

Waste of time and money.

Amazing actors and acting but apart from that it was a waste of time.

Overhyped, slow paced, horror film .

I love horror movies and maybe today was just the wrong day to try to watch this but I was just sooooo bored with watching this movie.

As much as I love this film, there is one corny old horror movie cliche that prevents me from giving it ten stars, and that's the old book that explains everything, with illustrations no less.

a dumb and pretentious horror movie .

Worst movie ever.

Slow paced.

Finally, they kept using the horror cliche of the character slowly turning around.

Worst movie

Worst movie I've ever see ,,.

The foreshadowing, the unbearable tension, the incredible acting, or the terrifying and unpredictable plot.

Boring, meandering, unbelievable, sometimes laughable .

Bloody awful boring movie, don't waste your time.

It's certainly absorbing, and for much of the run time there's a pervasive sense of creeping dread, with the occasional well-executed jump-scare.

One of the worst movies I have ever seen .


It became predictable.

The plot was contrived and confusing.

The acting was good, but the film itself was boring and I laughed far too much at what was meant to be a psychological horror.

If you choose to be tormented, buckle up for long, drawn out scenes that fail at building suspense (the fast forward button is a lifesaver).

For a horror film to keep you guessing is quite a feat these days and for it still to have frights and shocks definitely makes 'Hereditary' worth watching.

Totaly waste of time and energy .


That was the biggest waste of time ever.

Pointless, Cliche camera work, No plot whatsoever.

Just a few words: Disappointing Absolute waste of time Worst twist of all time

With that said, I still enjoyed the film for what is was; a first-rate suspenseful horror picture that for the majority of its runtime had me in a state of apprehension and bewilderment.

I figured it must have some sort of compelling ending to earn a high rating and make up for the long, meandering, boring crawl.

This intense and compelling horror film has it all as it follows the ultimate dysfunctional families descent into madness.

Absolutely unpredictable which is the killer of the horror movie industry today.

It's slow and I was lost at times.

Not scary, and to slow .

I am bored

Completely waste of time .

Disturbing and enjoyable nonetheless.

Hereditary was a good drama with some tense and thrilling moments for about an hour and 45 mins or so.

Confusing crappy ending .

This movie is a slow burn.

The rest of the film is so unique and original that it's rather glaring when this cliche pops up.

Little girl who clicks her tongue weird, head gets knocked off by a telephone pole, a bunch of slow scenes in dark spooky rooms...

But such is the slow-burning set-up, the very convincing performances and the assuredly weird direction (from Ari Aster, who also wrote this), that the resultant filmic experience is so much more.

Where do I begin, the beginning of the movie is extremely boring and provides nothing interesting to keep you interested let alone awake.

It's a scary movie, no doubt about that, but it's filled with little details that makes even the cliche-horror-scenes original and unexpected.

Just horrifically boring.


The intricately woven plot, the stunning visual and visceral body elements, and sublime performances (Collete especially heartbreaking and real) all add up to the best horror/dysfunctional-family drama/mystery of the year.

I think most are hokey and predictable.

Toni Collette gives one of her best performances; what she does with her face and voice are sometimes astonishing, whether it's struggling with indecision when she meets Joan or full-bore hysterics when her daughter dies, everything about her character is legitimate.

Slow paced boring movie .

The ultimate in 'slow burning' horror .

HEREDITARY is most compelling when the horror comes from the awful tragedy of the young girl's death or the emotional hell the family goes through in the aftermath, blaming one another.

Just a pointless, semi-pretentious yawn fest.

The long, silent scenes, make no impact as drama, they just happen to be boring.

The beginning was interesting but just found it too long and slow to keep my attention.

If you don't feel empathy for the Grahams, you will waste 2 hours of life.

The film has a slow build up, I stopped half way through and almost didn't watch the 2nd half.

Possibly the worst, waste of time movie I've ever watched.

having watched and reviewed "Midsommar" two days ago I thought I would give this director another chance and watch this film as well, you know, maybe the other production was just him having a bad day,or maybe I was etc. Well again all I can really say is that he makes yawn inducing films which start off well and then go nowhere, and then realising this , he throws in as much absurd cult nonsense and gore as possible to keep the sheeple horror fans happy.

She brings Annie to life, and her descent into madness is both organic and riveting.

Laughable and predictable plot with an absolutely cliche ending, poor cinematography and plastic visual efffects.

Worst movie ever!!.

The main actress was incredible as a mother on the edge of a nervous breakdown, little Milly Shapiro did an excellent job as well as the others.

Complete waste of time.

Boring, weird and completely unenjoyable.

Some of the emotional scenes were gut wrenching, and over all, the lead roles were solid and intense.


What an absolute waste of time this was.

Emotionally you are dragged back and forth.

Despite the slow pace, the film progresses in a manner that provides satisfaction.

The director create a unexpected environment in his work.

Dont waste your time.

This movie started out well enough, I am okay with the slow burn thing.....

This movie is a tedious and boring joke.

Hereditary is a throw back to the good old days of slow burn, psychological horror.

The slower moments also contributed to the general atmosphere of unease.

If you are looking for a film to fall asleep to yeah this could be for insomniacs to cure them.

I felt kinda bored.

It is just very very confusing.

The portrayal of grief and the range of grief displayed for the duration of the film is stunning and sobering.

Don't waste your time or money.

Empty Of Story & Meaning .

But I truly think Hereditary is a great movie that's chilling, intense, and full of surprises.

this was so boring.

The movie was very slow to develop and the course of haphazard events led up to a vague ending, the son could have died earlier in the movie along with the daughter, the fact that it dragged on with trivial filler just made it worse.

I found it rather predictable even up to the ending, although I felt very disappointed with how it ends.

The whole atmosphere or the slow pace.

weeeeelll let's see.. no plot what so ever.. actors seemed as though they were reading off of cuecards.. no discernible direction at all.

extremely boring,bad acting and for a so called horror not one scary moment.

Nothing happens for the first 3/4 of the movie and then a complete none sense crap show starts.

It's too long, cliched, and boring.

The movie is very slow, and the story is not strong enough.

Don't waste your time .

The cast are brilliant in this unpredictable dark horror, it is totally unapologetic and gritty.

The last act of the film is so out of context with the rest of the plot, it felt extremely rushed and completely pointless.

Great movie with good story Worth watching

It was gripping and intriguing and as always Toni Collette gives an incredible performance.

IF the film had remained as a dark and tense drama/thriller, I would probably have enjoyed it, as I would have not gone to the cinema expecting to see a horror movie.

Mostly boring with an absolutely stupid reveal.

So slow.

The cinematography looked great, the actors were a little bad, the plot was a little boring and I didn't get scared at all by it.

Might possible be one of the worst movies ever made .

It is probably one of the most unsettling movies I've seen in a while, and for a film that is more of an artsy fartsy movie, it is quite entertaining.

This was soooooo boring !

I had to stop watching more than once out of boredom.

The worst movie I have seen in 30 years of going to the movies.

Don't Waste Your Tine & Money .

Boring, ridiculous, tedious, and didn't worth your money or time.

So slow, really had to fight to stay awake.

Worst movie ever.

Slow start towards a weird ending .

Hereditary's main stand out point is it doesn't rely on cheap jumpscares to work, it knows how to build tension and mood in a mature and smart way, using slow shots and a truly remarkable soundtrack.

Soooo boring, i almost half of the movie fall asleep watching this.

in a way the characters are feeling different things: one is feeling complete guilt, the other loss and desperation and i also think we have mourning and confusion.

The mystery/supernatural middle is intriguing.

If you want to see a real horror movie this one is a waste of time.

So slow!

I was pretty bored through most of it.

It's suspenseful where it needs to be, gory in the right places, tense, moody, macabre, dark, scary, creepy and sad, all perfectly timed.

It had no plot, no story, no path no nothing!

" "worst movie in my life" , and when i checked out the reviews on internet, everybody just prais the film...

Great start to a film but it fell off suddenly at the end with a dumb and confusing ending.

Strange plot with holes bigger than the grand canyon and just a bit boring.

Different horror movies and a little bit like Rosemary Baby, thrilling in another way.

Boring, boring, BORING.

This movie being compared to others like the witch or it comes at night is utterly laughable, because those movies - while also slow - actually developed themes and analyzed characters.

The story (plot) of this film is terrifically terrifying, gripping, Disturbing, and dreadful.

The positives are that the pace is relatively quick; there are some enjoyable jump scares; and regardless of its logic, the ending is unpredictable.

Complete waste of time .

Pretentious "horror" movie .

Take my advice, give this one a miss, don't waste your time.

For most of the run time, Hereditary seems like a family drama of a very intense nature.

Despite a slow pace and a few weird decisions made by the characters, Hereditary is one of the better horror movies of the past few years.

Besides the utter lack of an actual plot, interesting or even likable characters, a music score, decent not over-the-top acting, its biggest flaw is the unforgiving slow and motionless pacing, I can't even begin to describe how boring this film is, honestly you'd be more entertained by watching dough rise.

Overuse of dimly lit scenes, low audio track and slow pacing...

If anything, I actually got a bit bored.

Unique but predictable, stereotypical horror .

You mustn't waste your time watching such a cheap movie.

I would call it a 'slowbore' because it was really, really, really, really, really, boring.

Slow and boring .


Seances, some contrived horse do-do about "Paimon" and pagans and evil worship, and other hilarious stuff like that.

If you want a dramatic horror movie, go watch The Babadook, if you want a monster horror movie, go watch The Ritual, if you want a supernatural horror film, hell maybe even watch Oculus,This film is downright boring, a complete waste of time.

Kind of predictable, saw the twist coming, kind of dumb and very pretentious because yes this is a shallow movie.

By the time the cult scene in the backyard showed up I was just waiting to leave the theater.

This movie was soooo slow and not at all scary.

Hypnotic and intense throughout, the brilliantly executed Hereditary taps into the ghosts within all of us .

Extremely Thrilling .

Scary, suspenseful where it needs to be, shocking where it needs to be, in near-perfect balance.

When I watched the description, it promised me so much feelings, turns, excitement, but it delivered a boring story.

Due to the slow pace of the film, you are waiting for something to happen.

The second, I saw more into it than the long intervalled borefest previously encountered.

Just make your movie needlessly long with lots of boring long-ass shots and above all needlessly 'mysterious', by giving out the information in an almost ungraspable way, so you just have to watch it 3 times or go read on internet before you can understand this basicly pretty simple story.

the plot is great, the acting is fantastic (Toni Collette creates a wonderful character), but it is soooooooo slow.

This movie is plain BORING, there is almost no horror in this film.

Instead, I found it unoriginal, boring, and over-hyped by "casual" horror fans.

This movie is very dark, slow, depressing, and frustrating at times.

So boring we almost fell asleep in the theater.

Only downsides really, are the slow build up which may deter some.

no spoilers, because no plot.. .

I've seen so many slow paced movies in my life which I've thouroughly enjoyed.

I'm only giving it 3 stars because of the cast and their amazing actingPro's: amazing cast, good first 20 minutes, good actingCon's: confusing, no real plot, bad writing, incredibly slow after the beginning of the movie, the paranormal effects where pointless and not scary

Enjoyed it (as one can enjoy a horror movie) .

That final 10-15 minutes are some of the most intense and horrifyingly graphic piece of cinema I have ever witness and I watch a lot of horror movies.

The negative comments are mostly to do with pacing and it seems that a lot of viewers found the slow pace tedious.

Boring and overhyped .

Total Waste of Time .

I swear I tried, but I was feeling so bored watching it...

The first hour of this movie I was bored to tears but I told myself this must be one of those slow burn movies.

This movie is slow throughout the first hour and a half of the movie and doesn't pick up a faster pace.

When I watched the description, it promised me so much feelings, turns, excitement, but it delivered a boring story.

The acting is great and the story something fresh and exciting.

A breathtaking masterpiece .

Waste of time.


It takes way too long to get going.

I considered rating it higher, but the reason I give it an 8: I think the film is too long.

Editing is fairly snappy, so the pace is good, and the score is uneven - very heavy and brooding in the first part, then almost disappears, only to come brooding back at the end.

That is where it should have ended because litterally nothing happened after that.

Basically what it comes down to is maybe I'm just dumb, but I found this movie to be very difficult to follow and ultimately I felt that it demanded too much from the audience in order to piece together what was REALLY happening in the movie during the first screening of the film.

Seriously intense.

The plot was incredibly bland and predictable, even leaving out the paranormal stuff.

Horrifying and Thrilling .

Kind of boring I had to keep myself from .

An Empty Little Rollercoaster .

" Alex Wolff is fine as Peter, but his ending (spoiler) as he is possessed by what ever spirit is so dull and blandly presented, he looks like he could be looking at the menu at cracker barrel instead of a demon finally brought back to life.

This movie takes FOREVER to go anywhere, when it finally does try to do something scary, it is a lazy and boring attempt.

Worth watching

Mom crawls on the roof, saws her head off.. yawn, yawn, yawn.

Annie builds boring dioramas what takes 50% of the movie time.

That is one of the most boring, self indulgent and plain stupid movies ive ever seen.

A pure waste of time .

An ultimate waste of time.

I find this movie too boring...

It's all over the place and the end payoff is so boring.

This is fairly engaging .

Watched the first 23 minutes and nothing happened.

Most boring, slow film I've watched in ages .

However, the movie wastes your time with the beginning half in which nothing happens.

Formulaic dross .

If you watch it blankly you will think what a bore movie with no scares and nothing.

My grandpa and I were embarrassed when we walked out of the theater.

Talk about a slow build up.

All of the actors were excellent and convincing, some of the scenes were a little slow (thank you fast forward), and some were shocking, sad, and pretty creepy.

it was unpredictable, and scary (and i dont get scared) and it was all in all a good film.

Watching long stares, seemingly unending scenes, as well as repetitive scenes which only seem to be running over ground we have already watched more than once are not really my jam.

There's def some really creepy moments but also some confusing ones.

All in all I enjoyed it.

6 stars instead of 5 because the end had some really fun, nasty visuals but overall, the story was uninteresting.

Unrelentingly dark and uncomfortable, very well filmed and acted but, ultimately, unwatchable.

Consider this a 2 hours total waste of you time and or in the end you will be surprised by this total meaningless scenes ...

This movie is plain boring, many things left unexplained, and the end sequence everyone calls "harrowing" is far from it.

Definitely worth watching if you're a fan of true suspense/horror minus the ridiculous blood and guts in today's films.

Too weird and too slow .

It's a slow burn, and the second half of the movie is not quite as good as the first, and does get a bit generic (although I thought the ending was pretty damn good honestly.

A little cliche but I went with it but oh man was I bored.

Maybe I was too generous with 4rating but I went with friends and we gotta good laugh at the ridiculous overdone "scary scenes" which was just awkward and pointless.

Disturbing, intense, unique and just a work of art.

The story was very engaging from the beginning and the dynamic between the family was great.

Unpredictable in a bad way, the witch craft angle, wasted.

mindless boring irrelevent talking.


But the plot is very interesting and entertaining.

The movie does not start badly, it is entertaining and a good story is expected.

Dull & uninspired .


Half way through I had to put my phone down and was fully immersed in the movie.

The movie is slow.

Some people love the blood/guts/jumpscares while im a real big fan of the slow burners which is most peoples condemnation for this film is that it moves too slow.

During the movie though, Aster puts his best foot forward and delivers a strong, stunning, and most of all disturbing movie to the table.

The movie only really started aka became entertaining 40 or so minutes in.

A slow burn to a sputtering end .

Needlessly slow - it's just a stupid horror movie .

I also feel like the film could do with tightening up just a tad around the second act, where I think things slow down just a tiny bit too much which temporarily takes away from the unbearable tension.

Being slow paced and lacking jump scares is not substance in itself.

Tony Colletes' riveting performance is Oscar worthy especially after Charlie's death.

Some parts were so slow that towards the end I got to thinking "Ok apparently the director just ran out of ideas and decided to drag each scene out way longer than necessary.

Decent movie, the story is a bit sad, the scary parts were alright, didn't like the ending and the explanation much, some gory bits but nothing too shabby, otherwise an enjoyable fun film

Don't waste your time.

This one started a little slow, until the first WTF moment and then it kept the tension, jump scares, and twists running full speed.

Stunning sound design abounds.

But as it turns out, it just one of the worst movies I have ever seen in my entire life and I have seen a whole lot of movies.

The entire first half was super boring, the second half picked up a bit.

Boring and sadly expected .

I'm hard pressed to find a film that so perfectly sets the stage of an emotional, atmospheric plunge into a suspenseful, lonely hell.

There are many twists and unexpected turns in this film and when the dust settles, the viewer is left retracing their steps and questioning their everything they just witness.

As a person who never gets scared by a fright flick, this one plays as a very engrossing and truly scary film showcasing events that are paranormal.

SPOILER ALERTThe only time the movie was interesting was when the daughter died but even then it was pretty slow it felt like I was watching paranormal activity and just waiting for something interesting to happen.

Very slow paced movie.

Just like Midsommar, the film's script is predictable, boring, and almost non-existant.

It's more of a slow burn.

The use of slow pans, long stationary shots and silence throughout the film ratchet up the fear factor beyond what's expressly shown on screen.

It was meandering and lost at times, boring, annoying, and sometimes laughable.

He was bland and he could have been played by anyone.

For example I very well noticed the symbol on the pole by the road, but why make one part of the "summoning" so super complicated and insanely random, other than just for the sake of making a shocking and unexpected scene.

Random and confusing .

The plot is boring and too slow.

HEREDITARY was the WORST movie I've ever seen, waited the whole time for it to get better, it did not!!

Hereditary is a gripping and terrifying nightmare of a film, one I consider myself absolutely blessed to have caught in theaters.

The first half of the movie was a bit slow gloomy and filled with creepy scenes ,, then things get more jumpy and crazy missed up scenes .. and what's more important and in fact amazing is that the real whole story was not fully understandable up until the last 30 minutes ...

And oh boy, I let myself dragged straight into ...

Loved this film, was freaky as hell something different from the horror genre really enjoyed it

Also, long stretches of nothing happening!

HEREDITARY is a deadly serious, slow-burning horror movie that comes across as a mixed bag overall.

So boring and takes half the movie before anything happens.

I was even bored having to recollect the movie.

Slow start.

All in all a waste of time.

So many deep and personal feelings and amazing acting that made the relationships on their own, a compelling story.

This is a stunning horror debut for Aster, 7.8/10

Don't waste your time!

The strong suggestion of a psychological history and the suspense of wondering whether it's all in their heads, the flow of time that leaves out all the mundane and only gets you in the main characters' head space, the supernatural tropes (I won't go into, because that's just spoiling and it's obvious when you see it).

At times small amounts of Boredom can creep in the first time viewing solely because it's hard too follow and know exactly what's going on, I defiantly find watching it a 2nd or 3rd time to be really helpful with this.

It's also a terribly slow film with an enervating soundtrack in the background.

It starts off pretty slow and at times, the viewer may wonder where exactly this strange plot is taking him.

I think it would've made an excellent movie about loss, grief, and the confusion they invoke.

It's pretty intense at certain parts and really sad surprisingly, making this is pretty good movie on it's own.

Ari Aster uses pan shots to move throughout the room and add hidden messages or people in the background, making the viewers sit on the edge of their seats in anticipation.

Charlie is the most contrived of the lot, and it's not because of the reasons provided by the movie.

It was entertaining though - if that's what you're after!

As I watched this movie I was having one of the most intense cinema experiences of my life.

I know that so many people dislike this movie, and whatever, it's their opinion, but it's probably because they either were expecting something else, got confused/found it boring or just didn't care enough to think about.

Overall I would say it's a too long bore fest.

This was major league boring.

The plot is something new, but I don't find it much interesting, majority of movie is very boring, I don't like ending at all.

slow .

Hereditary is a special horror movie, very different with a distinctive combination of forces, which combines the emotion of pain of loss with the terror of the unknown and unexpected, showing us truly raw and disturbing images.

Literally a waste of your time and energy if you watch this movie.

This was by far the worst movie i've watched this year.

Slow tedious and dull .

If you want some weird movie that tries to be smart and make sense, then waste your time with this...

The first half is some of the most intense and darkly disturbing scene setting and character introduction you will find in any film, and the second half is just one wildly terrifying scene after another right through the horrifying climax in the attic.

What a waste of my life.

Boring to the bone and without any sense at all.

At that point, they accomplished - using a very common element of horror movies - raising many questions, turning the movie for me to total confusion.

Don't waste your time.

Instead of delivering predictable jump scares, the movie fleshes out its characters and plot and remains refreshingly unpredictable until the very end.

A complete waste of time!!!!.

It's basically two or three disturbing images separated by 10 or 20 minutes of bland acting and poor plot devices.

This weird light thing was pretty pointless and could've been redone in a better way with a new idea, and this one scene with the little girl where she sees the dead grandmother in a burning field in broad daylight and no one else noticed around the house.

When this movie started I found it really slow.

Awesome actors (Byrne and Collett were oustanding as always), though Alex Wollf delivers a very flat and dull performance.

She starts off slow and works the wire back and forth faster and faster (meanwhile Peter jumps out of the window lol) until her head completely falls off and we hear a thud.

This was boring.

How do you create a suspenseful but ultimately pointless, run-of-the-mill movie?

This is fairly engaging but the rather drawn out beginning and first half with its stop/start manner had me thinking I was watching some multi part TV series where the writers were only too aware this was something they needed to spin out.

Waste of time.

An extremely tense, and very disturbing movie, half drama, and half, very, very scary horror, I can't say I enjoyed this movie exactly, but the great performances, and riveting buildup kept it going.

Just more pointless shock tactics for the audience rather than the plot.

I'm only giving it 3 stars, because of the acting from the two leads and because of the cinematography, which is also really goodDon't waste your time on this crap.

The evolution of the characters is truly a slow train coming, brilliantly timed and performed.

It was unessasary and confusing.

The tone is set here within the opening camera track, a slow pan across an attic room with elaborate plans pinned to the wall and an epic diorama style model house.

It's a real slow burner, but still worth the watch, just not something you can watch over and over.

One of the worst movie.

In conclusion, Hereditary will burrow into your head and wiggle around for a long time, but for people that can handle the subject matter and truly appreciate the art of cinema will find an intrusive, compelling, and utterly fantastic movie.

Absolutely stunning movie.

This movie is absoulte snorefest.

The film follows a family (pretty disjointed one at that!

Atmospheric psychological slow brewed horror at its best.

Perhaps the film occasionally gets slightly wrapped up in exposition, but it still manages to be consistently compelling, helped by a stylish and sinister execution.

So show and boring.

An incredible work, with a slow and accurate development.


and then, suddenly, after 90 minutes of slow movie, the plot takes a twist...

It's boring predictable and so slow....

However, the plot is predictable and derivative.

Though I already read the review on how the movie is a slow burn, I just couldn't believe how slow it was.

Big waste of time watching this.

A complete waste of time and overrated to the point that it becomes laughable.

Don't waste your time watching this movie.

This was a fascinating performance by one of my favorite leading ladies.

Absolutely new and exciting, different from any mainstream horror I've seen.

Painfully slow .


Waste of time .

I sat in a nearly empty theatre and by the time it started to get weird and strange, people in my near empty theater, began to walk out.

If you happen to prefer slasher flicks like Hills Have Eyes or The Texax Chainsaw Massacre, this movie is obviously a total waste of time.

Modern audiences may find this movie a bit slow.

Waste of time .

Surreal and exciting to watch.

Such a boring and non scary movie I just can't comprehend all the reviews stating how "gripping and terrifying" this movie is.

Boring Cr*p .

Could of been good, very boring storyline and acting .

Overall it's a very thrilling, mind blowing and thoroughly researched film which is bound to keep you at the edge of your seats.

Are you Bored?

waste of time .

I waited far too long to do so.

Such an unbelievably ridiculous plot development that it ruined any further enjoyment of an already boring film.

Queue the confusing plot points.

Super slow and non sense.

This film starts off intriguing, then something happens midway through; the writer gave up.

But then something completely unexpected happened, and the execution of the film, after that, drastically improved, until it went right up my alley for intrigue.

This movie horrifies me I am not talking about cheap horror - jumpscares, which only give you quick adrenaline rush for two seconds.

Really boring and meaningless movie.

Another point of emphasis is the soundtrack, it is breathtaking, it is like on the same level of it follows with how good it sounds, and it actually makes you feel the emotions.

I highly recommend it to anyone who wants crap themselves to sleep with a cross in hand.

The scene with Charlie (you know the one) was unexpected, like I kept thinking to myself "no she's going to be alright, theres no way THAT just happened", and then two shots later we see the aftermath; brilliant.

That's all I really remember from the movie, I found it dull and generic.

I spent 2:10 h of my life watching the most uninteresting, boring, nonsense movie.

The negatives: slow at times and THEND!

The first thirty minutes made me wanted to walked out because of boredom.

Also - waaayyy to slow for my taste.

They need that fast paced film with a jump scare frequently.

The philosophy of Satanism was least unique after all, because of the over rotten use of the idea by all the characters just as cliché.

Overall Hereditary is a welcomed change to the genre that builds well in the second half and is genuinely scary but is held back by a dull first half.

I also got the feeling that this might be that kinda horror that just sticks with me and gets me paranoid for a week afterwards(which I love) but then as the second act moved to a close and the third came in, I got bored.

Waste of time, it's all about satanism stuff.

This was a slow build up which was good, I hate when they start throwing too much at you at the beginning.

Formulaic .

Yes, it's slow.

This movie is a slow burn and the visuals are simply amazing.

Just because it's another horror movie that has been overhyped, telling us that people had to leave the theater because it was too much for them, reading reviews it's the scariest and most disturbing horror movie ever etc...

This film was so bad - just awful and dull.

It's so intense and creepy.

Sometimes too slow-paced, I was completely absorbed by this movie even in the slowest segments.

What a waste of time...

Slow and sometimes atmospheric.

Pretty intense and scary.

Waste of time .

And so fascinating.

Unique, but bland and boring.

A horrible waste of time .

The movie is boring from start to finish.

simply one of the most boring and needlessly long movies I've come across

Its the worst movie of my life.

Absolute waste of time.

Waste your time on something worth seeing.

Absolutely terrifying yet fascinating.

Charlie loses her head.. yawn.

Family Secrets Destroy a Family Already on the Edge .

A slow-burning horror that focuses on real-world themes such as family, guilt and grief.

Terrible waste of viewing time .


Don't get me wrong, I enjoyed it.

However, here it is entirely pointless.

The fight being concluded with a shrug, delivered by boredom, and the referee, "Slapdash Quickplot", called it quits with a quick ending to an otherwise fruitless film.

DONT WASTE YOUR TIME one of the worst I've ever seen.

Last 20 mins made me so sick I could barely continue but at the same time I wanted to know and I wanted to watch, leaving me completely immersed in their world.

Starts Promisingly - Then Dives into Formulaic Horror Tropes .

The director must have on purpose decided to bore us to death.

Waste of time However the first half an hour was engaging but after that long and drawn out

Intentionally slow paced to set creepy and suspenseful mood.

Aiming for a slow build, its style is characterized by long silences, subtly altered colors, a gliding camera, and a muted soundscape overrun by heavily ominous, atmospheric music.

Acting from all is breathtaking.

The ending was weak and predictable.

For some reason, it's very hard to tell a good thrilling story and keep it under 100 minutes, let alone 90.

This is not a particularly scary movie, it's kinda slow and even boring.

Toni Colette is phenomenal, and her performance alone is worth watching the movie.

The film is just as much a psychological horror, a tragic yet thrilling exploration into the darkest depths of the human consciousness.

The real terror is invoked by the riveting performances of the actors, especially Toni Collette, whose character's grief and suffering touched me more deeply than desecrated graves, headless corpses and hovering evil monsters ever could.

This movie was boring, nothing made sense until somewhat of the ending, the movie tried to be scary rather than actually be scary with its story.

Also i think the first hour of the movie was a little boring tbh.

Both fascinating and repellent at the same time.

Very predictable, weird as hell.


Generally poorly acted and just really dull.

Sorry, this was long winded, and there's enough reviews on here, but I figure one more opinion from a film fan who loves suspenseful and supernatural horror could't hurt.

It's like he watched "The Others", "The Shining" and "The Evil Dead" and then tried to make a film as good as at least one of them but which only amounts to a boring long drawn out yawn fest.

Yes it's well acted, because it has a good cast but thats all, nothing scary just a bit arty farty, might work as a play but as a movie forget it, i was bored and couldn't wait for it to finish which took oh so long, Sorry for being negative

Thirdclass, boring, waste of time .

Enjoyable enough until the ending .

The acting was great, the story was engaging enough and it definitely tugged on my heartstrings at moments but it was so predictable.


This movie is pointless!

There were some really good parts, confusing parts, annoying parts and just weird let's.

Stupid and bad movie, waste of time and my brain cells died

Totally pointless, slow, nerve-racking.

No one wants to watch that; it's lazy, sexist, annoying and almost impossible to act well, because it's so contrived.

So the times where the movie is rather slow, you still feel engaged.

A very annoying horror cliche, with no interest or surprising elements.

Waste of time .

But the main cast (father, mother, two children) carry this movie like real pros, after a slightly slow start, straight to a terrifying climax.

Long dragged out boring ass scenes like the car, some of the house scenes.

I started the movie, the first 30 minutes were boring.

It's a long drawn out kind of scary.

There was a moment when I asked myself "wait, is this another slow turn shot from behind?

At the beginning this story was somehow boring.

It took me around 30 minutes of boredom to figure out that I'VE ALREADY WATCHED THIS.

Better those things than predictable slashings and special effect blood letting for gores sake.

Overall, I found the whole film highly entertaining.

the boy after the accident in which he caused his sister to die , he never got any medical assistance or anything , just resumed his life like nothing happened !!

This movie took unexpected and shocking turns throughout and it is genuinely creepy.

Anyone that touts this nonsense as being 'modern horror genius' etc, is a pretentious Tesla driving shill, who loves the smell of their own farts.

A Complete And Total Waste Of Time.

Sooooooo boring!!

Boring and just dumb .

It slowly creates its own story ( too slow for me) and it builds a tension, something that will go under your skin with all this drama...

Though It has slow pacing and a lacklustre final act ; it was affective as a whole nonetheless!

Comparing this movie to other slower A24 titles like "It Comes At Night", or "The Witch" is incredibly misleading because while those movies were also slow paced, they used that downtime to flesh out themes, to build the tension, and to analyze characters and their motivations.

Totally boring film not even scary was just stupid anymore.

dont waste time super boring no horror at all.

Honestly I had low expectations for this movie, but found it really good and unexpected.

The rage that flares between Annie and Peter over dinner one night is stunning.

Review: After reading some good reviews about this film, I finally got to watch it and I must admit, I did find it pretty boring.

It's not a movie i guess, complete mess, wanna waste your time like me?

(The story occasionally seems to slow when events should be accelerating.

I had no notion of where the film was going for at least the first half and it kept my attention throughout, even though the pacing is much slower than a typical horror film.

Still, there's some entertaining stuff here and if you can see your way to forgiving the last half hour, it really is quite a good watch.

What a waste of time.

When flanked by the contrasting elements of realism, bizarre horror is much more compelling and believable.

Overall, this is a very enjoyable watch for any horror fan and Ari Aster is definitely one to watch as a writer and director in this genre.

Very slow start.

However, the movie could have been 10 to 20mns shorter, I think it would have helped the rhythm, which feels kinda slow and dragging in some points.

The best way to describe the tone of the movie would be monotonous, which also makes the pacing of the movie feel very slow.

A good horror is mysterious sure, but mysterious is the skilful presentation of information that makes me believe there is an answer waiting to be found, to be confusing you only need to bombard me with weirdness for the sake of weirdness which when you think about it is not really being weird at all.

But one has to remember that being confusing is not the same thing as being meaningful, being convoluted is not the same thing as being nuanced and putting style over substance does not immediately elevate you above all the other cookie cutter examples of your genre.

Intense and unforgettable .

If pointless violent scenes are rated over 7, there something seriously wrong with people rating it that high.

It was your waste time..and the story is bored.

This movie is that unhappy medium between being way too slow and way too convoluted; far too upfront and far too confusing.

one of the most intense scenes I have ever seen.

It seemed like this was the slowest movie ever.

By far the most amazing scene is the end, and I watched it five times because it's so unexpected and inhuman, so completely dismissive of the struggles of the characters who suffered for it to happen, that it earns authenticity simply because the story has been divorced from any human expectation of a positive ending.

Waste of time and money.


Some good acting, strung together oddly, not horror, not fright night, boringly satanic, save yourself & skip it.

Don't waste your time.

I shall phrase it differently but similarly: this is one of the most smartly crafted, effective, well-acted and deeply unsettling horror films of recent times (I would even urge you to proceed through this review with caution, despite it being light on plot details, because it's just that original and unpredictable).

As for negatives, some of the teen's dialogue feels very trite and generic, which is odd considering how excellent it is everywhere else.

Really a waste of time .

Worst movie I've ever seen.

What a waste of my time that I won't get back!!!

I am starting to see a consistency in nearly every single negative review that it was: "two hours of build-up for a pointless ending that didn't make sense!

The entire movie was just too random and confusing.

This was going along fairly well, albeit a touch slow, until it hung a sharp left onto WTF Avenue.

Long, slow .