Movie Review: ‘Elizabeth Harvest’

Review by Caitlin Zeigler

Elizabeth (Abbey Lee) arrives at her new home with her new husband, Henry (Ciarán Hinds). Claire (Carla Gugino) and Oliver (Matthew Beard) await Elizabeth to help her get acclimated. Henry is a brilliant scientist who tells Elizabeth that she can have anything and everything, as long as she never goes into one particular room in the house. Henry tells Elizabeth the room is for his work, but Elizabeth’s curious nature gets the best of her. Once Henry realizes she enters the room, he decides to kill her. Even stranger, the room contains Elizabeth’s clones and they all have a curious nature. So the question is, what was the real reason the clones were made if they’re all going to mess up by entering the room?

This film is well shot and has a good cast, but the plot is not as great as it could have been. It kind of feels like a watered down ‘Ex Machina’ with clones instead of robots. It does tie up loose ends and tells you why things are happening, but you’re still left wondering why those reasons are the reasons those decisions were made. For example, you’ll find out Henry had a wonderful reason to clone Elizabeth. However, when you find out why other decisions were made, you kind of wonder what was the point. This film is decent, but it also feels like it was going to go somewhere else and didn’t.

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