Midnight in the Switchgrass


Action / Crime / Thriller

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Bruce Willis as Karl
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Michael Beach as Detective Yarbrough
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Lukas Haas as Peter
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905.93 MB
English 2.0
23.976 fps
1 hr 38 min
P/S 3 / 60
1.82 GB
English 5.1
23.976 fps
1 hr 38 min
P/S 4 / 86

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by classicsoncall7 / 10

"If I stay, you're gonna get me killed."

Was there any reason for Bruce Willis to be in this movie? I think not.

Quite honestly, there's only one reason I watched this film - I thought the title was kind of cool. I wasn't sure what switchgrass was, but the picture revealed it was ordinary grass grown to seed, much like any overgrown patch of lawn left to mature into a field. The story itself isn't all that bad, and Emile Hirsch acquits himself well as the Florida Law Enforcement officer Byron Crawford. But how do you explain Willis's character simply gone missing in action when the tension ratchets up with the serial killer? I've had this nagging dread of watching any more of Willis's throwaway films of the last few years. But like a fly drawn to sugar, I keep coming back hoping for some revelation. He makes these pictures like John Wayne did in the Thirties with his many B Westerns; he's got two more completed and seven more in post-production as I write this according to the stats here on IMDb. No wonder his appearances are little more than cameos.

Tell you what, if you go into this picture knowing Willis is in it, but not expecting anything from him, I guess you'll be alright. I found a certain satisfaction to the resolution of the story when the serial murderer's own daughter gave him away when she said, "He came for the person in the grass". Good job there Bethany, your Dad was a slime ball.

Addendum**** It was only the very next day after posting this review that I learned of Bruce Willis's diagnosis of aphasia, a disorder resulting from damage or injury to a specific area of the brain. So without changing my original post, I would just like to apologize for the flippant attitude in this and other recent reviews of his films. There was a reason for the lack of substance in his cameo-like appearances, and that reason has now been revealed. Godspeed Mr. Willis, to you and your family.

Reviewed by leesimon-263572 / 10

This wants so badly to be True Detective

It is very, very, very bad. But it could have been much worse, so it gets higher than 1 star. The acting is bad, and the characters are TERRIBLE, one note, and immediately overly dramatic for the sake of fake tension. The story is very dumb, and every interaction between characters made me cringe. I once watched an unwatchable movie once where Dane Cook was a PhD in Engineering. Megan fox as a qualified undercover cop ranks up there with that viewing.

Overall, don't waste your time. The acting is incredibly bad, forced and everything is rushed, despite there being no thrills or feeling of excitement. I could not hate the wife characters in this more. If this movie wasn't written as a joke (and I don't think it was,) then it is really pure garbage. If you think you want to see this story play out, in this environment, watch True Detective.

This is so awful it makes me feel bad for the millionaire actors who look so stupid in this, and that's saying a lot.

Skip this garbage.

Reviewed by Her-Excellency4 / 10

Like others here, I should have known better ...

From the very beginning, Midnight in the Switchgrass promises the feintest GLIMPSES of brilliance. These glimpses, unfortunately, are so random, sometimes subtle and mostly so unsure of themselves, they die out much too soon, and we are left with a film that implodes under the weight of trying to accomplish that which it realizes pretty soon, that it can't.

One of the main and apparent reasons it cannot, is the inclusion of Bruce Willis in the cast. In 2021 alone, I believe there were 6 or 7 films that had Willis floating around in them, and each one was made worse by the very limited number of minutes he actually appeared in them. The poor guy is renting his name out for peanuts and delivering lines with less verve and conviction than that which he uses to order a Latte when he's unsure of how he wants it. Seriously, without gunshots, burning buildings, or explosions, Bruce was never a scene-stealer to begin with, and recently, it's worse than that. By now, it should be a well-established fact that Bruce Willis is there for a paycheck which he will reward with one or two blank stares and a few mumbled lines.

The second reason, is that the name Megan Fox implies bad-to-mediocre acting at best, so most people will tune in for her face (which once was glorious until she self-sabotaged it to lesser-so),or her body. That is really a shame because quite surprisingly, Fox delivers a pretty great performance and believable interpretation of her character. In fact, I think it may be one of her best-acted roles.

Emile Hirsh, who I have only seen in a couple of other things, has never disappointed and does not disappoint in this - that is, WITH WHAT HE'S GIVEN - which is unfortunately, not enough.

The random glimpses of great, are not enough to elevate this film to "good".

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