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Melancholia Reviews

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David Keyes
Cinemaphile.org

The journey von Trier has taken to this one immaculate moment has been bold to say the least, but at long last, he has revealed his full ability, and the result is his masterwork.

Full Review Source: Cinemaphile.org | Original Score: 4/4

August 13, 2013
Will Leitch
Deadspin

It's the little moments that annihilate us, every day, every normal day. Days that don't end, days when the end of the world is a comfort that the sick like Justine cannot afford.

Full Review Source: Deadspin | Original Score: B

June 22, 2013
Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight

A strong central performance from Kirsten Dunst, this is one of the best Lars von Trier films yet made.

Full Review Source: Cinema Sight | Original Score: 3.5/4

March 21, 2013
Chase Whale
Gordon and the Whale

Melancholia is not about the end of the world, but the end of a feeling: happiness.

Full Review Source: Gordon and the Whale | Original Score: A+

February 19, 2013

An extraordinarily ambitious exercise in nihilism.

Full Review Source: NECN | Original Score: B

August 25, 2012
Dan Jardine
Cinemania

Much more compelling than the narratively confused Tree of Life, and a welcome return to form for the mad Dane.

Full Review Source: Cinemania | Original Score: 85/100

July 30, 2012
Mark Pfeiffer
Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema

While existence hangs in the balance in Melancholia, von Trier's fatalistic embrace of impending doom is starkly beautiful and strangely reassuring.

Full Review Source: Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema | Original Score: A-

June 20, 2012
Blake Howard
2UE That Movie Show

A lot of people will hate Melancholia for all the reasons it's not like other sci-fi films or traditional dramatic films - and others such as myself will love it for its difference.

Full Review Source: 2UE That Movie Show | Original Score: 4/5

May 8, 2012
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Common Sense Media

It's impossible not to be moved in a profound way by the small events that take place within the larger one.

Full Review Source: Common Sense Media | Original Score: 3/5

January 30, 2012
Jason Best
Movie Talk

A strange mix of apocalyptic sci-fi and darkly comic social drama, the film is glacially slow in tempo but filled with stunning, gorgeously shot images. It will annoy as many viewers as it charms.

Full Review Source: Movie Talk

January 25, 2012

It's an enormous pity Trier didn't find/commission an overarching score that supported his vision.

Full Review Source: JWR | Original Score: 3.5/5

January 23, 2012
Jordan Hiller
Bangitout.com

Melancholia takes great pleasure in distressing its audience with ugly, harrowing imagery and behavior, but, more often that not, Von Trier's film is an exhibition of life's beauty and the shame it would be to watch it burn.

Full Review Source: Bangitout.com | Original Score: 4/4

December 29, 2011
Steve Newall
Flicks.co.nz

Pitched as a beautiful movie about the end of the world, Melancholia succeeds.

Full Review Source: Flicks.co.nz | Original Score: 4/5

December 21, 2011
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

A divine piece of post-apocalyptic cinema.

Full Review Source: Cinema Crazed

December 17, 2011
Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)

Von Trier finds a way to give his characters a moment of grace, of the sort we're not used to seeing in his films. That feels like artistic growth, even if he had to destroy the world to get there.

Full Review Source: Capital Times (Madison, WI) | Original Score: 4/4

December 16, 2011
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)

An overpowering large-screen experience for those willing to enter von Trier's 'magic cave,' where emotional 'reality' trumps the laws of physics.

Full Review Source: Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN) | Original Score: 4/4

December 14, 2011
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

...a formally rigorous film, but it's not particularly difficult to watch. It does have a way of burrowing into your subconscious, of lingering like an infection, or a scar. No, like something premeditated and permanent - a tattoo. An expiration date.

Full Review Source: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette | Original Score: 90/100

December 14, 2011
Ed Gibbs
The Sun Herald

Melancholia clearly showcases Kirsten Dunst as a bona fide force of nature: something that's been hitherto overlooked or ignored. For that alone, it gets my vote.

Full Review Source: The Sun Herald | Original Score: 8/10

December 13, 2011
Kam Williams
AALBC.com

It's impossible to guess what the end of the world might look like or how you might behave, but this alternately surreal, seductive and sobering descent into dystopia is as entertaining and good a guess as anybody's.

Full Review Source: AALBC.com | Original Score: 4/4

December 12, 2011
Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile

some gargoyle-like version of German romanticism or a chick flick ... maybe ... both

Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile

December 10, 2011

Urban Cinefile
April 16, 2012
Cole Abaius
Film School Rejects
October 8, 2011
Brian D. Johnson
Maclean's Magazine
September 9, 2011
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