In the Tall Grass (2019) - Drama, Horror, Thriller

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After hearing a young boy's cry for help, a sister and brother venture into a vast field of tall grass in Kansas but soon discover there may be no way out...and that something evil lurks within.

IMDB: 5.5
Director: Vincenzo Natali
Stars: Laysla De Oliveira, Avery Whitted
Length: 101 Minutes
PG Rating: TV-MA
Reviews: 126 out of 382 found boring (32.98%)

One-line Reviews (258)

Utter waste of time.

Regardless, it is annoying and boring, you come out none the wiser than when you went in.

Waste of time .

While the plot is intriguing and the acting is good, the movie gets a bit dull near the middle.

There is unnecessary repetitive scenes of a pregnant woman screaming, irritating scenes of blurred visions, 101 mins of jus grass swaying which gets repetitive n boring.

First 30min sucked me in but over time it got more confusing boring and frustrating.

Terrible movie with no story .

I enjoyed it.

Unfortunately these 100 minutes here were quite disappointing, and at times, boring.

Thoroughly enjoyed it.

Sad to see such an intriguing movie get such bad reviews.

I do not need everything explained and every morsel of plot spoon fed to me, but at least hint of what was going on would have made this more enjoyable experience.

Don't waste your time .

To sum it up, it reminded me so much of all the pointless and bad Stephen King adaptions from the 90s.

The Intriguing Supernatural Field .


You got It, Misery, Insomnia, The Shining, Doctor Sleep, and the list goes on.

I was intrigued by the Stephen King part but got really bored after about 15 minutes.

Literally one of the worst movies I've ever had to endure!

But - and now the bad: Nothing happens.

It's so boring, doens't explain itself very well.

waste of time .

Just dont waste your time watching this, this is absolutety horrendous

What a waste of my time and anyone else who was unfortunate enough to have watched this.

The worst movie i have ever seen, only been seeing grass for 1hour and 40minutes.

Don't waste your time with this.

I started reading my husband kept it on so I suffered through the boredom.

I found it entertaining and creepy.

But this movie is entertaining as a horror movie to me.

Boring - give it a miss .


but still pretty boring and repetetive.

Absolute waste of time...

After 15 min it was getting bored.

Like some people have noted at times maybe a bit too much screaming, a bit too much wrestling in the mud, but those were small blemishes: I thought it well worth the watch.

It is a slow burn, and yes, like I said previously, it can be confusing.

Kind of confusing though...

This is an extremely dull movie.

Boring at times .

Entire film full of confusing scene!

Weak story, weak plot, just boring from the beginning to the end.

After the first half-hour, forty minutes, it just became repetitive and felt like the entire film itself was just looping from the first ten minutes.

If you like movies with endless and pointless plot twists that get not explanations whatsoever.

But it tries to deal with too many things, and sometimes became confusing and repetitive.

perfect for people with insomnia problems.

I hate horror movies where obvious ways out of a situation are ignored solely so the story can continue but this movie truly had me waiting on the edge of my seat to see how they were going to get themselves out of this situation.

Very confusing movie .

I enjoyed it even whilst being out of the loop for short periods.

As others have said this a slow burn type of movie, that subtly pulls the viewer in.

Definitely entertaining.

The first 70 minutes are so boring and hard to get through, you'll find yourself in an endurance test sitting through it.

Is a very very bad movie, boring and not sense.

Well filmed and acted, it's an enjoyable enough horror film if you're looking for something less grounded.

It was a good movie, but sometimes a bit hard to follow.

A disturbing and suspenseful film .

This was dragged out, confused and like a bad Groundhog Day horror film.

Intriguing idea.

It also seems to get more confusing and there is no explanation of what makes the tall grass scary.

Stephen King has this habit of leaving things open for viewers interpretation, but in this one the movie goes too far, so much so that it becomes a drag to just pull yourself through this 100 mins long boring uneventful movie that you know would not reveal much.

A non-boring slow burn with childhood imagination .

nice intense slow burn mysterious thrilling film .

Worst movie ever .

Very confusing .

"In the Tall Grass" is not flawless, but it's entertaining, aesthetically pleasing & there's great bits in an otherwise mixed bag.

Don't waste your time.

Long story with slow boring events which do not end to anything .. Nonsense movie which I do not know how it can be produced by Netflix .. Patrick how to participate in a bad film like this.

Too slow!

It has A few I nteresting loopbacks, but seems to move at a slower pace.

I enjoyed the first half of the movie the most, which is a superb example how much you can do with just great cinematography and storytelling that even a high grass field can become an mysterious suspenseful enviroment and therefore got me hooked right from the start.

It has absolutely no sense, it was boring and psychotic, and if you don't have any better things to do, please, watch something else if you want something thriller/horror cause that movie was horrible!!!

This movie is completely boring and absolute crap.

This film is so dull, it even makes "Children of the Corn II" seem good.

A Waste of my Time .

Enjoyable film kept me interested the whole way through.

Unfortunately it had no real plot and watching grass and people yell gets boring really quick.

Netflix are definitely starting to carry a range of mid budgeted films that are worth watching.

And with director Vincenzo Natali at the helm this film was ominous & intriguing with some of the typical "don't go in there" Stephan King moments.

Confusing and boring.

Don't waste your time with this "movie"...

This was a total waste of time.

Don't waste your time.

I give it a 4 because it was well shot and had some good acting, but withhold the other 6 because it is a waste of time.

Very boring .

most boring 2h of my life

Normally I'd complain about movies starting too slow.

plain and pretty much plotless .

A stupid story with bland characters and nothing to redeem it .

Beautifully shot, impeccably acted, wonderfully directed borefest.

Boring as hell....

Dont waste your time.

There simply isn't enough plot to last the running time, so a lot of this is made up of repetitive scenes of characters running around calling for each other.

Most boring .

Well casted with enjoyable visual effects, just the plot might be a little different for some.. if you can even figure it all out.

different and enjoyable .

Very entertaining.

Interesting premise, boring result .

A confusing at times and trippy little film that keeps your attention the entire time!

Keeps you interested, enjoyable...

Trust me I'm a big genre fan and this is just a waste of your time.

Final Say -Fans of green grass will be in for a luscious treat in Netflix's In the Tall Grass but despite a great start and some intriguing concepts, this is another addition to the increasingly large portion of forgettable Stephen King adaptations that failed to live up to their potential.

However, the movie eventually becomes tiresome to watch.

The premises are interesting - but it's all messy and repetitive in a way that makes it look like it's boring and too gory at the same time.

Good concept, boring execution .

The aesthetic of the movie gets somewhat repetitive and tiring after a while.

there's no effort, there's no story, there's no closure.

Quite gripping .

Pretty average, excels nowhere, only mildly entertaining .

Weak plot stretched unnecessary into 101 mins of boring grasses n wtf stone.

The beginning has a few oh cool moments but it does eventually get dull and a bit whatev.

Not something I would normally consider, but there is plenty of time to speculate, as this movie is as boring as watching grass grow.

Confusing .

Stephen King is unpredictable at best and he delivers again with this movie.

Garbage, such a waste of time, lots of terrible lighting, grass, rock, "BECKY, are you there???

Enjoyable .

When i saw the preview for this movie I thought it would be bad like most netflix films, but it was much better than i expected, good cinematography, clever twists, and a pretty confusing but compelling story.

Confusion, Frustration, Irritation and Helplessness.

The plot can be confusing.

Don't bother watching it, it was such a waste of time.

Very Dull with some good actors.

Bored mo to death.

Waste of time is all you can say about this movie.

so if you should bewilder yourself ''in the tall grass'', its not recommended, just a long bore in green so pass by and go to the next....

Yes it was a little slow and not a lot of backstory or explanation.

It's cotton candy dipped in gummy bears for people who crave empty thrills.

Don't waste our time watching this.

Don't waste your time on this movie unless you think horror is great

It is as pointless as films come.

Couldn't even watch the entire movie, don't waste your precious time!

It was such a waste of time.

It's slow-burning, which will be a recommendation for some and not others.

Complete waste of time.

Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, slow down a bit!

This really is a terrible film and so boring.

But boring.

I read the short story which was very mysterious, strange, quite brutal at times but also suspenseful.

Waste of time .

So boring and pointless.

So confusing.

Cause its really pointless film.

Waste of time.

But I thought the concept was fascinating.

Conclusion: boring as hell...

This movie was very intriguing...

it was pretty entertaining...

It's an ok movie with some boring and rediculous passages.

Multiple timelines make it confusing on which reality is the real one and there is a lot of grass and wind.

This was 10% creative, 30% boring and 60% disappointing.


Enjoyable Stephen King adaptation.

What follows is muddled, tedious and annoying.


looks nice, but it is scary at first then it is absolutely boring.

Bored to freaking death.

Just didn't have any excitement, was boring, I pushed through to the end just to say I watched it, but it was very hard to do so and stay awake.

Had fairly high hopes for this film after I seen Patrick Wilson was in it along with being a Stephen King novella, but unfortunately after 20 minutes I soon realised this was going down a completely confusing and mixed up path.

The acting/writing is pretty bad, scenes drag on for way too long, and it's filled with so many dumb decisions.

But no it's a Netflix original nobody actually likes them Stranger things is the only chance u have at a good Netflix original This is just terrible I thought it would be a good film because it's based on Stephen king book but it's rubbish terrible cast unlikable characters and boring plot It's just some grass.

Don't waste your time watching this.

everything is too long .

"In the Tall Grass" is an intriguing supernatural horror movie with a story based on a novel of Stephen King that recalls a creepy episode of The Twilight Zone.

In parts it reminded me a bit of triangle however I found triangle way more more coherent,deep and suspenseful.

But it was such a waste of time!!

It sure has flaws, it's too reliant on CGI, is a little slow and packs a run time.

That being said I found it to be rather enjoyable.

Worst movie of the year for me .

I was bored AF watching this, it's really really reaaaaaaaally bad!

Feel very boring story with repeating scenses.

It has it moments but the characters were mostly boring and one-dimensional.

Holy moly, all she does is scream, slow the group down, and force them to separate when she abruptly stops to admire the ground or check her phone.

Slow, plodding - typical SK movie adaptation .

But i enjoyed it.

Waste of time .

slow and laborious, yet also gripping...

This movie does deserve patience, it's brooding which a lot of people will describe as "boring"...

The first hour or so is extremely slow - people wandering around in tall grass, calling out to each other, getting lost, finding each other out of nowhere.

Worst movie I have watched so far this year .

Not great, but still worth watching.

There's nothing worse than being spoon-fed information in a film like this but there's also something to be said in a negative fashion when a film cares so little for explaining itself and after 30 to 40 minutes of an abundance of grassy shots, characters running around aimlessly in a field and gross out violence that doesn't mean that much when characters appear to be stuck in an endless loop of horrors, Grass quickly becomes more of a chore to sit through than a ghastly enjoyable experience.

Add in that the characters were about as bland as they ever come and you have yourself a pretty unenjoyable movie.

Awful waste of time .

Technically Impressive, Narratively Lacking - It's an Enjoyable Mixed Bag .

Let's start of with the good acting but that's about it, it's downhill from there and just gets worse I found my self falling asleep and truth be told I'm even writing this well watching and hoping the end comes sooner rather than later I recommend going to dentist instead of watching this piece of utter crap that Netflix calls a film

Boring and slow .

Slightly creepy, then boring, then ghe acid kicked in.

No spoilers here, nothing happened to spoil.

After the excellent Netflix adaptations of "1922" and "Geralds Game", I was looking forward to this movie based on a novella from Stephen King and Son but this rather generic time shifting drama is neither scary enough or original enough to make much of an impact other than a reasonably entertaining way to pass a couple of hours.

Worst movie I ever seen.

The BORING grass .

I quickly felt like I was trapped in this boring movie.

The director attempts some "fancy" camera techniques and CGI shots throughout but this just further adds to the disjointed feel of the movie.

Way too long.

Well that was boring .

It's suspenseful at best.

Thankfully my wife fell asleep ten minutes in so I can enjoy the rest of the evening without her complaining about the time she wont get back.

Just pointless, the film goes round in circles, loads of shouting out to people, a very large weird rock and tribal chanting.

If you want some entertaining two hours on your couch during a lazy weekend - this movie is for you.

No story, no character development.

Don't waste your time .

I'm at a loss for the high ratings, if you like painfully slow not well written horror, you found it.

Slow beginning but def worth watching !

It seemed interesting at first but eventually it was a waste of time.

I can say that I was entertained, but it was very confusing how people kept dying and coming back to life.

About as exciting as the title suggests...

I found this film boring and irritating as all heck.

I thought the horror in this movie came extremely naturally, and though the sci-fi aspects and ending leaves you wanting just a little more, it delivered on it's premise and was a very enjoyable watch.

It does bring with it a somewhat intriguing premise, one that occasionally brings in a good idea.

Fast forward the first 70 minutes-Boring .

The cinematography is among the film's highlights together with the mysterious, confusing timelines.

Yawn with a side of head nod.

Neither too dull nor too sharp.

Waste of time .

It's still worth a watch, I just get annoyed in this day and age of "short format" storytelling to pad a movie like this with a large portion of "movie mulch" or "cinema cereal", a bunch of empty repetitive filler to stretch a simple concept to fill some old school 90 minute time slot.

It was slightly too long in my taste but overall it's an entertaining experience and its originality and unique plot - and setting - is welcomed in a genre in which recurring themes and jump scares are too many.

Too Grassdarn Confusing .

no plot.

Boring all the way ...

The result is a pretty unwatchable film on this occasion.

With an atmosphere like that, in makes the movie even more suspenseful.

Buy an ant farm, watch a two hour special on dung beetles, or just watch paint dry, It will be more interesting than wasting your time on this garbage.

Too slow, not creepy, ..sometimes boring...

And how confusing it seems to be, watch it till the end.

The story gets a little more complex as time goes on, more thrilling, suspenseful and more disturbing.

The intriguing central idea fails to make the desired impact because of shoddy script, too much repetition and half baked characters.

This has got to her one of the most stupid, confusing movies!

Too slow, too confusing, not scary!

I found myself yawning after an hour though I think the film was interesting and the little chap (Who looks like a Michael Douglas offspring) was a great little actor , I still couldn't wait for it to end.

This movie was so confusing I really wish I hadn't wasted 140 min of my time.

The visuals are very good , many plot holes but enjoyable otherwise .

But the actual story is waaay more intense and horrifying.

But it took way too long for this grass smoked up.

No plot whatsoever.

Confusing, slow paced, repetitive.

It's very cool and intriguing.

Good cast and suspenseful enough.

It's not really frightening, and is somewhat suspenseful.

It's boring.

Visual treat with engaging plot.

Not only is the acting awful (besides Wilson, who is easily the best part of the movie), the whole thing is just really boring and uninspired.

Intriguing and entertaining.

If slow burn suspense is your thing, enjoy!

Mediocre acting followed by boring storytelling.

It's not ever the good type of confusion like in Get Out where it's interesting, it's just straight up dummy confusing.

A lot of people are and will call "In the Tall Grass" pointless or empty, and it's true that its biggest flaw is the near miniature plot.

Very predictable from start to finish and seemed like the characters were constantly just explaining what was going on before you could even begin to wonder for yourself.

They tried to do another Blair witch but it became way to repetitive.

However, the unnecessary and disappointing use of CGI and the crude, cliche-ridden character backstories leave this film wanting in many of the areas most important to modern horror.

No story line .

Profound waste of time .

The fascinating premise, the ambiguity of time, and the ominous religious undertones offer a notable hook to viewers interested in a reasonable October scare.

Don't go off the other comments that say this movie is boring, it's a very suspenseful movie that keeps you guessing the whole time

Up until this point the acting is solid and the story is compelling pulling the viewer into the story.

There are very few horror movies that can pull off a competent character in a confusing situation and this was not one of them.

A complete waste of time.

Don't waste your time.

Just very boring.

What a boring and pointless film.

Patrick Wilson is to great of an actor to have played a role in this movie.. Complete waste if my time I could have slept..

Still, it is an entertaining horror film in the best King tradition.