'superb acting [from] a stand-out cast (The New York Post), including Kate Capshaw, Jeremy Davies, Vince Vaughn, Paul Rudd, Daniel Meyer and Ashley Judd, make this sultry, suspenseful and chilling drama about four people ... more »drawn into a deadly web of obsession, an absolute must-see! Delilah Potts (Capshaw) has always had her choice of men to work her ranch and fill her bed. But from the moment Clay Hewitt (Vaughn), a handsome drifter with a mysterious past, arrives at her door, Delilah knows that her life will never be the same. And when he spurns her affections, she unleashes a torrentof forbidden passions and deadly secrets that will prove to Clay that the only thing darker and more dangerous than the past he's escaping...is the one he's about to discover.« less
"I saw this movie in a Store and it looked interesting and I liked the actors in it so I figured I would give it a Shot! Boy, was I BLOWN AWAY! Why havent I heard about this movie before? This Movie was EXCELLENT! It amazes me that some of the reviewers here didnt like it! The Story definatley has the same feel as a Tennessee Williams Story. It it hard to talk about the plot without giving too much away but I will say that the movie deals with the bond between two men who form an unlikely friendship! The way their friendship progresses in this film is so paced perfectly! The one man is trying to escape his past and in the meantime is trying to help his much weaker friend escape his present! The film deals with Deep Dark and Ugly Family Secrets(Very Ugly Secrets) and I will admit that this is No Feel Good movie! But, if you love great character driven dramas with an edge, this film is for you! I LOVED IT!"
Vince Vaughn HOT & BOTHERED! ......Rogers KId
L. Erin Amaro | san gabriel, california United States | 02/17/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The Locusts, is a fascinating psychological look at an abused woman as a child, has now become a master of abuse to her own son and oddly the young ranch hands that work for her. Kate Capshaw gives a haunting performance of a woman who loves,hates and needs her life to be a place where she can be the BOSS and the one who humiliates whoevever she wants to. She doesn't just castrate bulls. Vince Vaughn is not just another sexy ranch hand.He is a sensitive, caring human being who befriends her emotionally depressed and disturbed son. She learns that Vince Vaughn has a secret after he refuses her advances. Vaughn is vulnerable and strong. He gives an outstanding portrayal of a young man who finds love and friendship in an unlikely place. Well done!!!"
For Vince Vaughn Fans
L. Erin Amaro | 01/27/2003
(3 out of 5 stars)
"A melodrama that must set a record for how many times the characters light cigarettes and sweat through their clothes. Vince Vaughn (an underrated and always interesting actor) gives another charismatic performance as a stranger who comes to a Southern town and stirs up the already disturbed locals. As you get toward the end, you can figure out what is going to happen, but the journey is bizarre enough to be interesting. For the female Vaughn fans, the steamy fully clothed "romance" scene between Vince and Ashley Judd's characters is worth the price of the video alone. Kate Capshaw's character is too over the top and there are some painfully obvious attempts at symbolism (bulls/steers). The DVD doesn't have anything extra on it."
Southern Goth at its best
Tampa Quilter | Tampa, FL USA | 03/04/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Stellar acting from a great ensemble and a plot that could have been written by Flannery O'Connor, Truman Capote and Erskine Caldwell during an all night drinking session. Only disappointment was the last 30 seconds of the film -- a Hollywood ending to a Southern Goth only leaves one wanting more."
Get What We Give | Georgia | 08/10/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"If you are a Tennessee Williams fan, The Locusts is a "must have" film for your collection. No, it's not by Tennessee Williams, but it might as well be.
Certainly owing a great debt to the masterful Southern playwright, this film has all the elements of one of Williams' plays. There's the heat, the rural locale, the unspoken mystery, the sexy male drifter and the faded Southern belle.
The Locusts takes place in the 1950's. With the arrival of a drifter, (Vince Vaughn), life changes for many residents of the small town. He gets hired on by the local feed ranch's owner, an aging drunken widow (Kate Capshaw). Clay, the drifter, quickly becomes her new lover, and in the process, also befriends her quiet teen aged son "Flyboy" (Jeremy Davies). The boy hasn't spoken a word in years and is completely withdrawn since the death of his father. He only speaks to his pet bull. Clay tries to get the boy out of his shell, much to the chagrin of the boy's mother. Clay doesn't understand what's going on, but soon it is all revealed and Clay realizes he's stumbled into a hornet's nest.
The acting is superb and the craftsmanship of the film is excellent. Ashley Judd and Paul Rudd also appear in smaller, but pivotal roles. This is a fine film.