Lavender (2016) - Drama, Thriller

Hohum Score

97

Hohummer

After discovering old fractures in her skull, a photographer recovering from amnesia becomes increasingly haunted by a sinister childhood secret.

IMDB: 5.3
Director: Ed Gass-Donnelly
Stars: Abbie Cornish, Dermot Mulroney
Length: 92 Minutes
PG Rating: N/A
Reviews: 14 out of 33 found boring (42.42%)

One-line Reviews (40)

While it tries to create an eerie atmosphere and engaging story, it just kind of misses the mark.

The "twists" were entirely predictable, and the score was obnoxious--way too much use of discordant violins.

kept you hanging on the edge but I think Jane is still suffering from memory loss or confusion.

slow-burning, well constructed psychological thriller .

Pioneered by the series 'The Killing' where nothing happens there's no plot nothing ever reveals anything.

No, I don't need explosions, but if a film gets any slower than 'Ex Machina' I feel as if we're stretching a short film into a feature.

The director managed transforming what might have been a plausible, absorbing tale into the standard Hollywood fare of over-made-up leading female roles and sympathetic little kids plodding through an essentially pointless plot, festooned with the obligatory Hollywood fare of slow-motion special effects (the car wreck, for example) and pointless scenic shots (the corn field, for example).

This is a slow-burning, well constructed psychological thriller with mystery and supernatural elements.

Up until then it's just a string of boring flashbacks.

very slow...

To make matters worse, the ending is quite predictable.

Which survive a) a car accident involving four to five roundabouts oft he said car b) irritatingly confusing multiple ghostly figures trying their hands at dumbcharade in the middle of the night attempting to pass off important information about her past c) several near death experiences of her daughter.

) waste of time.

The story was bland, the cast was mundane and the endless attempts to create a creepy and tense atmosphere failed miserably.

This film is slow, very slow, just when we think we're getting somewhere the lead "doesn't remember" or "doesn't know why...

When there was more empty scenery and zoning out, I just skipped ahead to the revelation part, which wasn't too bad, and then it was finally over.

Predictable, boring, poorly written and poorly acted .

Photography, as with the soundtrack, the movie is inhabited with many equally stunning shots that brings out the almost fairy air amidst the horror.

i really enjoyed it.

Even one of the characters in this movie whines 'this is boring'.

Don't waste your time .

Characters - boring and un-relatable.

It's an average movie worth watching once and then forget about it.

This one is a Netflix late night special if you are very bored.

and even that was as slow as molasses in January.

At times in the middle I did find myself losing a little bit of interest, as it did delve into the realms of boring at times.

It's that slow.

And boring it is.

And let's face facts; Abbie Cornish is the pot man's Charlise Theron while anything with Justin Long in it is a waste of time.

Any ways, I enjoyed it and give it 5 out of 10 only for all the hard work in everything they did except for the actual story.

Superb acting, surprise twists, really worth watching!

It's all a bit guessing what happened but it's just a bit too slow and too long before you get some answers.

Ignore Bad Reviews - This is a Good Story and Entertaining Thriller/Mystery .

its not scary but it keeps you interested, the ending is super unexpected, overall worth watching.

We all enjoyed it very much and would highly recommend it if you enjoy psychological thrillers.

well matched to dull action.

The one that first came up said the movie was slow and boring.

As a number of our reviewers have pointed out, this movie moves slow...

Pretentious classical music played loud all along, dun-dun-Duns five seconds ahead of when you're supposed to be scared.

Nothing happened for the first half hour besides the introduction of the characters and the main character living her life in between zoning out to annoying violin (or cello?