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.
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.
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.
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.