force_majeureReviews for this film from our members:

  • José Arce @ LaButaca.net [Spanish]
    • Excerpt: Tremendo puñetazo de Ruben Östlund al ánimo de una sociedad amiga de aceptar males como intrínsecos y ajenos a toda discusión. Formalmente limpísima, esencialmente tan valerosa como directa, una negra maravilla de ritmo inapelable y lecturas deliciosamente mordaces.
  • Tim Brayton @ Antagony & Ecstasy
  • Matt Brown @ Twitch Film
  • Josh Brunsting @ The CriterionCast
  • Bill Clark @ From The Balcony
  • Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews
    • Excerpt: Using a jarring sound design and artfully constructed space to keep us on edge, Östlund makes even the every day, like brushing one’s teeth, unsettling.
  • Mark Dujsik @ Mark Reviews Movies
    • Excerpt: The film is incisive about its characters’ attitudes and what those attitudes say about our cultural beliefs in regards to gender roles.
  • Marilyn Ferdinand @ Ferdy on Films
    • Excerpt: In true Swedish style, this closely observed parable about social roles and the lies we tell ourselves and others mixes an ounce of bitters with its liberal doses of comedy and leaves behind a queasy-making aftertaste.
  • Sarah Gopaul @ Digital Journal
    • Excerpt: ‘Force Majeure’ is the unembellished portrayal of a couple in crisis after an unexpected event rocks the foundations of their marriage.
  • Susan Granger @ www.susangranger.com
    • Excerpt: Emotionally eviscerating, it explores gender stereotypes and assumptions.
  • Mark Hobin @ Fast Film Reviews
    • Excerpt: Force Majeure does a brilliant job at presenting the disintegration of a marriage, but it goes much deeper because it presents questions for the audience. The philosophical narrative will make you internally question how you would react while you outwardly profess your chivalry.
  • Jeremy Kibler @ The Artful Critic
    • Excerpt: Swedish import “Force Majeure” is a subtle but entertaining polemic, finding deadpan, excruciating humor and insightful provocation of thought.
  • Stacia Kissick Jones @ She Blogged By Night
  • Glenn Lovell @ CinemaDope.com
    • Excerpt: … a what-would-you-do thriller from Sweden … appropriately, more Bergman-esque than Hitchcockian. Add this one to your short list of year’s most intriguing offerings.
  • Marty Mapes @ Movie Habit
    • Excerpt: Little fights turn into big fights when couples use their emotions as weapons
  • Simon Miraudo @ Quickflix
  • Darren Mooney @ the m0vie blog
    • Excerpt: Human nature.
  • Pat Mullen @ Cinemablographer
    • Excerpt: It’s extremely funny, if only for how bluntly honest it is.
  • Jonathan Richards @ www.jonrichardsplace.com
    • Excerpt: This isn’t a uniformly solid movie. But the key event, the instinctive ignoble act of self-preservation, is all it takes to send you out of the theater with something uncomfortable to talk about, and to think about through the days ahead.
  • Frank Swietek @ One Guys Opinion
    • Excerpt: The cool deliberation…takes a degree of patience to appreciate, and some may find its abrupt tonal shifts bewildering. But it’s a remarkable portrait of a family on the verge.