In The Earth

critic Reviews

, 75% Fresh Tomatometer Score
  • In the Earth's bleak kaleidoscope of horror is a hallucinogenic meditation on the residual pandemic fears that haunt humanity.
  • , Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Matt Zoller SeitzRogerEbert.com
    Even though some sections feel rushed and it falls apart at the end, every part of it is memorable.
    Read full article
  • , Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Ty BurrBoston Globe
    Does "In the Earth" run off the rails into addled sensationalism in the end? Yes. But while it's steaming ahead at full power, Wheatley's magic mushroom trip is a grueling yet exhilarating ride.
    Read full article
  • , Rotten Tomatometer Score
    A.A. DowdAV Club
    In The Earth feeds the indiscriminate appetites of gorehounds and bong-rippers alike. Everyone else may find it as ghastly boring as the violence is just plain ghastly.
    Read full article
  • , Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Richard WhittakerAustin Chronicle
    Sinister and hilarious, psychedelic yet grounded, absurdist while still gripping, In the Earth will take root in you.
    Read full article
  • , Rotten Tomatometer Score
    Alison WillmoreNew York Magazine/Vulture
    The film rattles apart as it goes along...
    Read full article
  • , Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Katie WalshTribune News Service
    Wheatley crafts a plague film that isn't necessarily about a plague, but that captures the anxiety and fear of invisible forces beyond our control impelling us, unknowingly, into danger.
    Read full article
  • , Rotten Tomatometer Score
    Preston BartaDenton Record-Chronicle
    Some aspects are tasty in the moment, but the aftertaste is nothing too special.
    Read full article
  • , Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Russ SimmonsKKFI-FM (Kansas City)
    It's smart and well-crafted, but "In the Earth" is an uneasy and awkward blend of art house horror and grisly midnight movie schlock.
    Read full article
  • , Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Chris SawinHub Pages
    In the Earth is like COVID on an acid trip with only Ben Wheatley as your guide, which means that all you can do is clench your seat and wait for the effects to wear off. Whether you like it or not, sh*t is about to get weird.
    Read full article
  • , Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Jason AdamsPajiba
    Wheatley definitely bites off more than ten mouths could chew, but his wild-eyed chomping around on everything within reach for just a taste of meaning sure feels relatable at this moment in time.
    Read full article