Them That Follow

2019

Drama / Thriller

36
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 59%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 45%
IMDb Rating 5.3 10 2118

Synopsis


Uploaded By: FREEMAN
December 02, 2019 at 10:05 PM

Director

Cast

Kaitlyn Dever as Dilly
Walton Goggins as Lemuel
Thomas Mann as Augie
720p.BLU 1080p.BLU 720p.WEB 1080p.WEB
870.52 MB
1280*544
English 2.0
R
23.976 fps
1 hr 38 min
P/S 4 / 9
1.53 GB
1920*816
English 2.0
R
23.976 fps
1 hr 38 min
P/S 4 / 14
870.49 MB
1280*544
English 2.0
R
23.976 fps
1 hr 38 min
P/S 10 / 18
1.53 GB
1920*816
English 2.0
R
23.976 fps
1 hr 38 min
P/S 1 / 10

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by LiveLoveLead 6 / 10

Interesting, but not for everyone...

Slow-paced. Brooding. Intriguing. Good acting. An unusual movie about a backwoods, Pentecostal, snake-handling congregation. Sinful secrets are bubbling under the surface and threaten to ruin the tight-knit, faithful community. The writers made a creative choice to surround an overplayed love story with the interesting addition of giving us a window into a fairly unknown and controversial religious sect. In My Humble Opinion, it definitely won't be for everyone, with its unorthodox subject matter, subdued acting, and inconclusive ending... but it held our attention through to the end.

Reviewed by macfaefan 6 / 10

Slow

Slow and dull. The acting was good but could do nothing for the poor script. I think it wanted to make the public aware of the snake handling cult churches. The side story was supposed to be about Mara and auggie . Nothing to see there. I just felt nothing with this movie.

Reviewed by moritzmeyerautor 8 / 10

A gripping, visceral movie with great empathy for its characters

Them that follow starts off as quiet movie, almost a social study of a rural, religious community in the US hinterlands. But right from the beginning you can feel, that there is something dark brooding under the soil of this fragile community. And sure enough, the tension breaks at the end into a visceral finale. When the movie almost turns into body horror, you find yourself at the edge of your seat, begging the characters would stop with their gruesome actions. And while you want to look away, you realize that you just can't. This movie already has gone into your veins like the poison of the rattlesnakes, that play such a prominent role in this community drama. Them that follow portraits the coming-of-age of Mara, the pastor's daughter in a religious community, that seems estranged from civilization. Her father and his religious followers practise an equally strange and dangerous version of christian belief. During the service they deal with deadly poisonous snakes, that they collect in the woods. By handling the snakes, the worshippers put their live in God's hands, with the promise that all sins may be forgiven, if you survive the encounter with the reptiles. Mara does not question this behaviour and her own faith, until she becomes engaged with a young man from the village, while secretly loving another. This love triangle leads to unchristian behaviour and, sure enough, the snakes come into play. Mara finds herself into a position, where she must challenge her own belief to save the man she loves. I saw Them that Follow at South-by-Southwest 2019, not knowing anything about this movie. And I have to say, by the end I was fully gripped. The story, which is based on existing snake handler communities, unfolds slowly, but is rip-roaring at the end. The performances from the young actors are very good and you believe in the relationship of the characters. But it is Olivia Colman and Walter Goggins who stand out in the great cast. It is them, who give this people a heart and soul, by portraying as real people, who care deeply about their loved-ones. They are religious fanatics, but they are not insane. Their actions come from, well, good faith and they have the best intentions for the people, who are close to them. That you feel empathy for these characters is credit to the fabolous actors and the good direction of directors and screenwriters Britt Poulton and Dan Madison Savage. Both have personal experiences with fringe religious groups. Them that follow is an indie-surprise. It is heartfelt, gripping and willing to pull some necessary punches to deliver it's story. Worth a watch!

Read more IMDb reviews

10 Comments

Be the first to leave a comment