The Celebration is founded on a cheeky display of cinephilic self-promotion.
gripping and devastatingly powerful
| Original Score: 4/5
Best of the 'Dogme' fims, which isn't saying much, but there you go.
Extraordinary...It is a celebration, not of a sham birthday party, but of the transformative power of truth.
A major triumph for the Dogme group, and a success from any point of view.
| Original Score: 5/5
Pungent family drama, but thuddingly self-serious and wildly overpraised.
| Original Score: 2/5
It's a fine line to walk, that between comedy and misery, but Vinterberg handles the balancing act magnificently.
| Original Score: 4/4
Watching the picture, it felt more like a cerebral experience, than a normal film.
The Celebration is among one of the finest films ever made.
Draws the viewer in with its immediacy, emotional rawness, and elements of surprise, shock and suspense.
showcases excellent acting, a great screenplay, and new innovative cinematography that is exciting and exhausting at the same time
| Original Score: 3/4
Vinterberg, while successfully holding his viewer's attention and moving his tale along with dispatch, doesn't here justify the unpleasantness with fresh insight.
This is a Dogma-95 styled film, where the Danish filmmaker's group manifesto determines the rules for how the film is to be made.
| Original Score: A
| Original Score: A-