Antichrist Reviews

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Coco Forsythe
Future Movies UK
October 23, 2009
Want real controversy, Lars? Try making a film in which a husband and wife are nice to each other for two hours.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Top Critic
James Berardinelli
October 21, 2009
This is a classic case of a filmmaker believing he has found a greater truth and attempting with only middling success to regurgitate it in a film. And, like all vomit, you can kind-of see what it's composed of but the smell drives you away.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
October 20, 2009
Frankly, von Trier, I don't give a damn.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Adam Lippe
November 6, 2009
Von Trier throws in every controversial topic and random bit of symbolism to the point where the film plays like a parable about the foolishness of reading into parables.
Clint O'Connor
Cleveland Plain Dealer
October 23, 2009
Von Trier said he wrote this film to help him work out of a deep depression. Now he's put us in one.
Full Review | Original Score: D-
Sonny Bunch
Washington Times
October 22, 2009
Antichrist feels less like an art house film than a parody of one.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Rossiter Drake
San Francisco Examiner
October 24, 2009
It is a repulsive, perplexing piece of art. It is also brutally effective. Whether that's incentive enough to sit through this film depends largely on your threshold for pain.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Mayer Nissim
Digital Spy
July 24, 2009
The problem with Antichrist is not that it is bloody or attention-seeking, though it is clearly both. It is that from a thought-provoking premise it says absolutely nothing about grief, its two protagonists or the human condition.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Andrew O'Hagan
This is London
July 24, 2009
The film can expose you to nothing about life, nothing about film, while telling you more than you ever wanted to know about the director's malicious vanity.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Edward Douglas
September 14, 2009
Who knows what Von Trier was trying to achieve with the movie--some sort of catharsis, possibly?--but it's doubtful anyone will want to sit through it a second time to figure it out.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Grant Lauchlan
Daily Record [UK]
July 24, 2009
Arthouse meets torture porn with lots of tedium thrown in.
| Original Score: 2/5
Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness
October 14, 2009
Only sporadically feels like an effort interested in grappling with the miserable fallout from tragedy.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Eric D. Snider
October 31, 2009
Imagine a Saw film with a slower pace and more pretentious ambitions.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Louise Keller
Urban Cinefile
November 20, 2009
With disturbing images that gnaw at us, this is a truly ugly film that delights at shocking us. Von Trier kidnaps our thoughts and takes them into dark, repulsive places
Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile
November 20, 2009
A tough film on every level, and each viewer will have their personal and private response; but von Trier's cinematic flourish is undeniable
David Stratton
At the Movies (Australia)
November 26, 2009
I think [von Trier's] immature. I think he's even childish at times.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Leigh Paatsch
Herald Sun (Australia)
November 26, 2009
This woman-hating, audience-baiting, nerve-grating tripe gets off to a rancid start, and then just rots away before your very eyes for 104 stupefying minutes.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/5
Matthew Sorrento
Film Threat
August 29, 2009
This wretched thing should have been snuffed out at the drawing board.
Full Review | Original Score: .5/5
Top Critic
Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
October 23, 2009
Artfully horrific but artificial and soulless.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Tricia Olszewski
Washington City Paper
October 23, 2009
Pretentious, explicit, and, at times, unequivocally ridiculous.
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