Review: Here Before

Laura (Andrea Riseborough) lost her young daughter in a car accident years before. When a new family moves in next door, their daughter Megan (Niamh Dornan) starts saying mysterious things to Laura making her wonder if she's her dead daughter reincarnated. 

This film was one I've had on my watch list for a while thanks to some festival buzz and now it's available on Hulu for all to see. At a brisk 83 minutes, you can certainly find time for it.

I love it when thrillers have short run times like that because it doesn't give you any time to stall. For me, this film was a bit unique in that we as the audience will deduce what's going on long before Laura does, so it's not about us wanting to find out the answer with her, but rather wanting her to put the dots together as soon as she can.

Andrea Riseborough continues to be one of the most talented actresses working today and I'm still waiting for the Academy to notice. Give this woman more work, she kills in everything.

I can see a lot of people finding this pretty unremarkable and I understand the sentiment, but for a quick film to watch on streaming with a fantastic lead performance, it's worth your time.

Grade: B-


  1. I definitely would like to see this. Andrea Riseborough is definitely one of the best actresses working today.


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