In the aftermath of a personal tragedy, Harper retreats alone to the beautiful English countryside, hoping to find a place to heal. But someone — or something — from the surrounding woods appears to be stalking her, and what begins as simmering dread becomes a fully-formed nightmare, inhabited by her darkest memories and fears.

  • Released: 2022-05-20
  • Runtime: 100 minutes
  • Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
  • Stars: Jessie Buckley, Rory Kinnear, Paapa Essiedu, Gayle Rankin, Sarah Twomey, Zak Rothera-Oxley, Sonoya Mizuno
  • Director: Alex Garland
  • margaritagirl321 - 12 January 2023
    I give it a couple stars, because just like the other reviews, the cinematography, and the ladies acting was pretty good. The story around the ladies husband dying and her pain kept me emotionally into the movie. However, it was dragging out like a typical drama, and when I got to near the ending, I was thinking what the F am I watching. Instead of labelling the genre as horror/drama they should really be showing movies in a new genre called artsy films. That way I can get the 100 minutes that I wasted watching this when all it results in is me thinking this guy is having a bad acid trip and thought of this ridiculous stupid ending. I only watch movies that are rated over six out of 10 to avoid watching movies like this, so either there's a lot of people that like trying to dissect a movie or Garland has a lot of family and friends that rated this movie with a lot of stars. Don't get me wrong I detest typical Hollywood blockbusters and like things that are not main stream, but I cannot stand these metaphorical movies that think they are making the audience think and contemplate I like to be entertained. I hope I can avoid all movies like this in the future.
  • stevenrossiter171 - 6 January 2023
    Mind bending ride
    Jessie Buckley plays a lady who feels guilt for the death of her husband after an argument that slowly plays out during the process of the story.

    She stays in a village away from the world and ends up being surrounded by men of different types all played fantastically by Rory Kinnear

    The imagery and story at times is unsettling and the ending of the film is bizarre to say the least. There is a running theme of the Green Man and nature and rebirth, old traditions against new.

    And men in all their forms mainly bad

    Don't really get the end of the film at all, it's a little too twisted for me. I have a rough idea on what it means but that's about it

    Man vaginas and strange rebirths that link back to the central story of her husband killing himself

    It's passable and odd enough to keep things interesting.