The Harvest (2013) Movie Review

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2013 | Horror, Thriller, Drama, Mystery
104 minutes /

User Score: 69/100

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The Harvest Review


A couple who keeps their sick son in a secluded environment find their controlled lives challenged by a young girl who moves in next door.

The Harvest (2013) is an American horror thriller movie that is 104 minutes long and was filmed in New York, USA. Director John McNaughton (Wild Things (1998), Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer (1986), Mad Dog and Glory (1993)) outdid himself with this unique movie. The movies do not contain any bad language, sexual content, sexual language, or gore. It does contain frightening images, intense scenes, and thrills.

The Harvest is about a teenager, Maryann (Natasha Calis - The Possession (2012), Daydream Nation (2010), Donovan’s Echo (2011)) that lost her parents and has to move in with her grandparents. She soon gains the friendship of Andy (Charlie Tahan - I Am Legend (2007), Blue Jasmine (2013), Frankenweenie (2012), Charlie St. Cloud (2010)) who needs her friendship because he is lonely. Andy is a sickly child that needs to stay in his home because he is bedridden with a disease that makes his bones weak. His mother, Katherine ( Samantha Morton - John Carter (2012), Control (2007), In America (2002), Minority Report (2002)) does not want Andy to have any friends or visitors and does the unmentionable when they are seen together too often - she is an experienced pediatric surgeon. Andy’s father Richard ( Michael Shannon - Man of Steel (2013), Take Shelter (2011), The Iceman (2012), Boardwalk Empire (2010)) was a nurse. He quit his job so that he can take care of his son. He is also left tending to the unwanted visitors. Andy’s parents try many different experimental treatments on him in the hope that their son will not be bedridden anymore.

Maryann sneaks in through Andy’s bedroom window to see him, and that makes Andy a little bit more cheerful and energized. Katherine became infuriated that Andy and Maryann are friends and did some pretty disturbing things. Andy’s father is happy that Andy has a friend and loves that his son is happy. The movie is sad but overall it was really a hit or miss, either you love it or not. The storyline was great, and so was the sets. There was major plot holes, and they cannot be overlooked. The actors did not put their best foot forward when it comes to acting in this movie. There are so many things that could have been better but as I said the screenplay touched my heart.

About The Harvest 2013

Title: The Harvest
Year: 2013
Runtime: 104 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Horror, Thriller, Drama, Mystery
Score: 2.5 / 5 stars
Avg. Rating: 3.4/5 stars from 16 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 16
Starring: Michael Shannon, Peter Fonda, Samantha Morton, Leslie Lyles, Charlie Tahan, Meadow Williams, Natasha Calis, Journey Smith, Nolan Lyons, Hayden Oliver, Amina Robinson, Maria Farrow, Roger Brenner
Writers: Stephen Lancellotti
Director: John McNaughton