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: 305 out of 1000 found boring (30.5%)

One-line Reviews (623)

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

I almost walked out on this movie I was so very disappointed.

Stunning build up, disappointing climax .

A bit slowly paced.

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.

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

One of the worst movies I have watched.

The mystery/supernatural middle is intriguing.

During the first and the second acts this film commits the worst sin of entertainment: it's BORING, because nothing interesting happens until last 30 minutes of this flick.

I have not seen such bad acting for a long time, apart from one or two minor and not particularly scary jump scares this movie is boring, predictable and just plain weird, and not even in a good way!

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.

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

re-defines slow burn .

this was so boring.

Boring and confusing .

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


This movie is boredom.

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

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.



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

The worst movie I' ve ever seen.

So boring!

It's slow and I was lost at times.

There are some interesting and disturbing surprises, the acting is great, and if you like Rosemary's Baby - a slow burner without a lot of gore etc. you may enjoy this one.

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.

No storyline what so ever.

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.

Complete waste of time .

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


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

Its very boring and drags on.

Completely waste of time .

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

I'm sure the filmmaker reads these reviews, so take note to give the audience subdued horror than predictable.

waste of time....

This was boring.

The movie was well shot and the sets were amazing but overall the plot was lacking, there was zero excitement and it was just boring at times.

Some of the most intense and scary scenes I have ever seen.

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

Formulaic .

Boring and overhyped .

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

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

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

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

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

It is just very very confusing.

I commend Toni Collette on her acting but the whole movie was extremely slow and the ending was a bunch of nonsense.

Go watch paint dry instead.

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

Worst movie

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


This could have been a great movie, but it's just a slow, boring waste of time that escalates into something way over the top.

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

What a waste of my life.

Waste of time .

Absolutely stunning movie.

The film's frequent bumps and turns are already disturbing enough without the terrifying injections of supernatural elements, making for a tense and gripping film throughout.

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

slow .

A Complete And Total Waste Of Time.

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

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.

I am bored


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.

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

This was a complete waste of time and utter garbage.

Slow and boring .

The ENTIRE first hour of this movie is so slow and boring that I almost fell asleep several times.

Really unsettling, and intense .

Those that think it is boring were probably looking for a different type of movie.

Contrived plot, tedious pace and no real scares.

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.

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

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


Slow paced boring movie .

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

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.

Worst movie ever!!.

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).

Gripping, slow horror and backed by great performances.

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

a dumb and pretentious horror movie .

The movie is suspenseful and builds on the relationship between the family members.

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.

Movie is quite slow, alas.

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

The cinematography is very good, but the pacing can be a bit slow in the beginning.

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

Don't waste your time.



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.

It's so intense and creepy.

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

Also - waaayyy to slow for my taste.

Family Secrets Destroy a Family Already on the Edge .

Pretentious Tripe....

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

A slow burner that fizzles out.

Overhyped, slow paced, horror film .

Don't waste your time.

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.

However, here it is entirely pointless.

Just a pointless, semi-pretentious yawn fest.

Still, I think this film is entertaining and will satisfy most horror film fans.

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

This is fairly engaging .

it's a complete waste of time.

The sequence of events leading up to the ending are both riveting and truly horrifying.

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

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.

Intense, horrifying, amazing actors and good cinematography.

Sooooooo boring!!

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

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

And yes it is pretty and has good actors, but it was just sooo boring.

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

This is the kind of movie you will sit back and think «wow what a waste of time, 2 hours of my life i'll never get back».

Confusing crappy ending .

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

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

At worst, you'll finally take that oath you've always wanted to stop wasting time on interchangeable, cliché filled basics that only stand out for not standing out in anything.

It's completely slow and not scary at all.

Boring actors.

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

A pure waste of time .

Seems like one of those movies that people rave about because they think it's a high brow horror film when actually it's just a pile of pretentious rubbish.

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

Modern audiences may find this movie a bit slow.

Boring .


Don't waste your time or money.

Waste of time and money.

The movie is slow.


Scary, exciting, entertaining.

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).

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

Absolute waste of time.

This movie is a tedious and boring joke.

That was the biggest waste of time ever.

Waste of time .

A lot of people here said its a bad and boring film; I'd like to know what they would consider a "good" horror film!

slow and methodical at the start and then after a huge jump moment it gets really weird.

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


The movie is boring from start to finish.

Talk about a slow build up.

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.

However, the plot is predictable and derivative.

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

The ending was weak and predictable.

The only times I opened my mouth was to YAWN.

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

And so fascinating.

Good but slow.. .

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.

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

Slow .

Watch paint dry instead .

Boring and just dumb .

Unique but predictable, stereotypical horror .

I was even bored having to recollect the movie.

The only thing that I can equate this film with is when Axl Rose delivers a stunning vocal performance only to "f" it up in the end by holding notes too long and sounding utterly ridiculous.

Generally poorly acted and just really dull.

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.

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

This is A Phenomenal suspenseful movie , very eerie, about apparitions and spiritual events took places at dr.Graham's house , guess it's hereditary because it all started from their grandmother or even before who knows!

What a waste of time...

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.

The ultimate in 'slow burning' horror .

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

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

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

Some scary / creepy moments but too slow.

That Movie Was Too Boring and...

Waiting, waiting, waiting for it to get scary, weird, thrilling.

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.

It is first of all a very gripping emotional tale about how a family of individuals cope with heartbreaking events.

It became predictable.

If you care about all those things more than just entertainment (and I'm not bashing the latter or whatever preference you may have), than this movie will have you on the edge of your seat ...

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

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

Slow tedious and dull .

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

One of the most boring movies in long time.

Acting from all is breathtaking.

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


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

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.

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

Whilst Hereditary's conclusion is initially confusing and a lot to take in, a quick Google search puts the pieces together and makes one even more appreciative of Aster's carefully constructed plot.

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

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.

" 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.

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.

I felt kinda bored.

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.

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

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 !!

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

The story is idiotic and the revelation at the end was pointless.

But I found a lot of it to be slow rather than suspenseful, and was left wanting by the ending.

I was pretty bored through most of it.

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

Random and confusing .

Excellent reviews are rather confusing as there are many better horror or suspense films out there.

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

Very slow.

I'm all for movies that take their time, but by the 4th long slow pan I was bored and done with them!

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

I really, really want to scream PEOPLE PLEASE DON'T WASTE YOU'RE TIME (not money - TIME) ON THIS!!!!!

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

Don't waste your time, hugely disappoitning.

This is the worst movie I've ever watched, oh well along with Mother!

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.

Bored movie, too spinning around story makes me sick.

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

This was really boring.

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.

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

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

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

Great acting, wonderful scenery and thrilling atmosphere.

Disturbing and enjoyable nonetheless.

Slow start towards a weird ending .

Might possible be one of the worst movies ever made .

The story is rubbish .. just don't waste your time searching for a good horror mot.. unfortunately, there is no good horror movie writers in the past 15 years unfortunately

Yes, it's slow.

Many stupid ideas that are so cliché that is makes the movie feel like a pun.

Big waste of time watching this.

Worst movie ever!!

It's a thrilling 127 minutes and it deserves in my opinion 10/10

It moves slow(just like VVitch).

So slow!

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

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

The amazing actors and acting that made me uneasy the whole movie as if it was happening for real, this person who made this movie definetly knows how to make a horror movieit would be 10 stars but the ending was not good in my opinion and the husband being a bit too much skeptical,and about the ending he should of gotten dragged in and back on his bed when he got knocked out from the fall lmao!!

Some just won't get it, just like some find Shakespeare boring.

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

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

Boring ,weird , it made no sense at all ,bad acting and horiible special effects.

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

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

Instead it's an extremely intense drama about death within the family and the mom losing her mind over everything that's happening.

mindless boring irrelevent talking.

All in all I enjoyed it.

The negatives: slow at times and THEND!

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

Are you Bored?

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.

One of the worst movie I've seen in a while.

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

no spoilers, because no plot.. .

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.

Complete waste of time.

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

Don't get me wrong, I enjoyed it.

Boring, boring, BORING.

Emotionally you are dragged back and forth.

I was on the edge my seat through pretty much this whole film, I was really into what was going on in the whole atmosphere of the movie, and was really interested in what would happen next.

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.

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

It's too long, cliched, and boring.

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.

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.

The acting was terrible and the movie was slow paced.

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.

Even though she (unexpectedly) left early Milly Shapiro who portrayed the little girl of the family was also very impressive.

Boring and Ridiculous .

Pretentious "horror" movie .

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

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

All in all a waste of time.

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.

Enjoyable and delirious.

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

Literally nothing happens.

I think most are hokey and predictable.

Terribly over-acted and the storyline just went nowhere...

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

Both fascinating and repellent at the same time.

Waste of time!!.

Her descent to madness was slow and building so well that her behavior at the end was very abrupt and ultimately unconvincing to me.

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

Could of been good, very boring storyline and acting .

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.

Oftentimes it insults your intelligence, has nothing happening, and you're left sitting there thinking "well, this ending better be fantastic, otherwise I just wasted 7 hours of my life".

This movie reminds me of House of The Devil, another slow burner type of horror movie which was really, really good until they ruined it in the third act.

This movie is absoulte snorefest.

The rest of the movie was incredibly boring and absolutely too long.

Its slow and boring and just not scary.

It literally seemed like every scene was drawn out at least half a minute more than it had to be, and by the end, I was more anxious because of another drawn out scene than I was by the actual story/plot.

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!

When I say that nothing happens I'm understating the movie.

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

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

An ultimate waste of time.

Boring to the bone and without any sense at all.

dont waste time super boring no horror at all.

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

The acting, directing and soundtrack are mind blowing.

But the writing was plodding and there was no character development or exposition as to any reason that lay in any of the family members' actions.

The film is extremely slow to start with and only really starts getting good an hour in.

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

Not scary, and to slow .

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.

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

It is rare to see a film that presents such a brilliant combination of both gripping drama and chilling horror throughout.

Long, slow .

The Bad:One thing about this film, was that the ending was definitely unexpected, in a bad way.

The pacing is too slow.

Horrifying and Thrilling .

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.

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

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

Pointless, Cliche camera work, No plot whatsoever.

This was one of the worst movies I have seen in.. A very very very long time..

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

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

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.

It's a long drawn out kind of scary.

This film was so bad - just awful and dull.

Thrilling, exciting and keeping you on the tip of your chair or even looking away.

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.

Stunning sound design abounds.

Slow and sometimes atmospheric.

Is there a more worse/intense word than Disturbing!.

Creepy but unrelatable and very slow .

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.

It takes way too long to get going.

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.

Movie was way too long with too many boring scenes.

Alex Wolff in particular was astonishingly good after the unexpected car accident that shocked me so intensely that I literally froze, and paused the film to contemplate what just happened.

Gripping is the word.

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.

To me it felt more like a psychological thriller that took me on a harrowing journey through grief, depicting what the mind is capable of when you suffer the unbearable loss of a family member.

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.

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

Worst movie ever.

Slow going for the first hour with not much to be scared about apart from 'Charlie's face.

Very boring movie.

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

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.

Boring and sadly expected .

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.

I loved the suspenseful score.

Just horrifically boring.

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

Lastly, this movie is boring.

waste of time .

Don't waste your time watching this movie.

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

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.

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

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

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.

Queue the confusing plot points.

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 a big part of the film, both the characters and us, the spectators, we will not know what is happening or what is going to happen, and it is partly this intrigue that keeps us all moving forward with the story despite what slow it may seem, the last act being the most intense, almost as if they saved everything for the end (even with some pretty horrid moments scattered throughout the film).

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

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

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

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

The movie took way too long to tell it's story.


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

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

Charlie loses her head.. yawn.


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

The beginning starts off strong and keeps the suspense going (besides some overly drawn out scenes).

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

The ending is a bit boring after all, especially compared to the continous tension, which the young director maintained till the end (absolute good point).

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

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.


The definition of a waste of time .

Mostly boring with an absolutely stupid reveal.

Very predictable, weird as hell.

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.

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.

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

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

one of the most intense scenes I have ever seen.

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.

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

It's just long and boring.

It was good, I definitely enjoyed it more than my family though.

I find this movie too boring...

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

It turned out to be very run-of-the-mill, and I was expecting after a 2 hour movie that was so unique that it'd have something different and unexpected about it too.

The story was dooming for the family, and could've been told in a very different, more 'exciting' way.

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.

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.

Boring too long Dont waste time .

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

Boring and uninteresting .

Don't waste your time .

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

Got so bored your mind's wandering?

This movie felt like it dragged on for 5 hours.

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

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

It was unessasary and confusing.

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

An incredible work, with a slow and accurate development.

Personally, I was more disturbed by this, because it was completely unexpected.

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

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

Worst movie ever!!!!!!.

Not scarry at all, in the whole movie nothing happens.

This is the type of film that is engrossing and likely gets even more effective after a second viewing when you pick up on all of the smaller elements.

When this movie started I found it really slow.

This movie is a slow burn.

2+ hours boring film .

Don't waste your time.

Boring and worthless.

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.

Dont waste your time.

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.

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

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.

Waste of time and money.

Its overrated and actually boring.

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

Total Waste of Time .

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

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).

This was major league boring.

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.

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

I waited far too long to do so.

Its the worst movie of my life.

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

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

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

It was such a cliche, third class horror movie ending.

Very slow paced movie.

He did so well and made the movie more gripping, just like Toni.

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

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.

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

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

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.

Dripping with pretentious dialogue and art film long shots with background music, a first year film student could do better work.

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

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".

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.

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.

very slow and agonising - so disappointed for Toni Collette .

but then is a fest of cliche, very obvious and I discovered miself laughing with some scenes that appears to be the looney toons.

Highly Entertaining Until The Bad Ending .

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

This was boring.

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 complete waste of time...

It's dragged out, overhyped and anyone claiming this to be terrifying must have the disposition of an abused puppy because nothing in here is remotely disturbing, scary or nightmarish.

A slow drama?

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

So slow.

The climax had Krista and I on the edge of our seats.

Waste of time.

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 ...

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

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

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

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

Toni Collette is riveting and due an award for her performance.

So boring we almost fell asleep in the theater.

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

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.

If I was in the theater, woulda walked out.

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

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.

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

Really boring and meaningless movie.

2 hour BoreFest .

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

The storyline is absurd and confusing, even for a horror movie.

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

The only thing that I liked was that the old boring husband was set on fire!

Formulaic dross .

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.

The negative reviews being "boring" come from the 80% of the population that now is trained to want fast paced "Paranormal Activity" style jump scare BS.

One of the worst movie.

Aside from it's mildly drawn out scenes it has it's stamp in cinema as a emotionally intense family drama/Thriller that'll leave your hand cusping your mouth in attempt to hold back the sigh of astonishment.

Slow pacing with heavy and dark atmosphere.

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.

The plot is boring and too slow.

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

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

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

The whole atmosphere or the slow pace.

I consider it the worst movie I've seen this year.

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

A very slow start from the first hour.

Pretty intense and scary.

So slow, really had to fight to stay awake.

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

It seemed like this was the slowest movie ever.

This is the worst movie I have seen in my life.

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

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

Starts Promisingly - Then Dives into Formulaic Horror Tropes .

Seriously intense.

Too weird and too slow .

Then a colony of ants appear in a dream sequence in a lazy 1970s-horror-movie way, and from that point on the film falls back into a more predictable territory: after the ants come the flies, the levitation, and the blood signs on the walls.

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.

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

Bad story, bad explaining, long and dragging on way too long, bad character creation (not the fault of acting).

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.

Hard to follow and with too little substance

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.

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

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...

Yawn .

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

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

Absolutely terrifying yet fascinating.

A horrible waste of time .

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

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

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

Enjoyable enough until the ending .

It was a long slow journey towards a disappointing end.

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.

Very similar to the witch where at first its slow, then it slaps you in the face with crazy imagery.

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

A complete waste of time .

Slow and predictable .

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

Really a waste of time .

Overall, I found the whole film highly entertaining.

Totally boring film not even scary was just stupid anymore.

So show and boring.

What an absolute waste of time this was.

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.

Don't Waste Your Tine & Money .

Throughout the film we watch the lives of intriguing people with there own intergrule backstories, and then we have Peter who appears to be a stereotypical edgy highschool student.

A lot of gimmick but still felt empty.

Don't waste your time or money.

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

A slow burn to a sputtering end .

This movie was so suspenseful and really creepy.

good slow movie .

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

What a waste of time.

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.

Boring .

DRAWN out.

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.

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

The pacing was a teeny bit slow at times, and I saw the basic plot as soon as Annie met the seance lady for the first time in the carpark, but it was just an awesomely entertaining ride to watch it unfold.


A complete waste of time!!!!.

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.

If anything, I actually got a bit bored.

Nine out of Ten intense stars.

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

Super slow and non sense.

Truly one of the worst movies ever made alongside Get Out.

It's a slow-moving movie and I am fine with it.

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.

The sotry is stupid and boring so I recomed to not lose you time watching this movie.

Also, long stretches of nothing happening!

a totaly 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.

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

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

The mystery around it, the slow moving pace, the dreadfulness surrounding it, make it (or as I stated above break it for some).

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

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...

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

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

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

The entire movie was just too random and confusing.

This is one of the worst movies I have ever seen.

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

I can't praise this movie enough.. brutal, crafty, original, eerie, compelling.. just brilliant and utterly disturbing and terrifying.

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

One of the most boring movies ever .

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

Waste of time .

Slow and predictable.

Watched the first 23 minutes and nothing happened.

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

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

The director create a unexpected environment in his work.

Horror genre tends to be rather formulaic and offer very repetitive "in your face" tropes to set the mood and I'm actually okay with this, because I enjoy a conventional flick as much as the next guy, if it manages to entertain and get the job done.

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

Stunning Atmospheric Suspense .

But it sure is entertaining.

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

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

One Of The Slowest Movies In The History Of Horror .

But the plot is very interesting and entertaining.

Very slow start.

What a waste of time .

Totaly waste of time and energy .

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

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

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

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

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