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The Square Reviews

Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
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A taut, well-executed if somewhat predictable riff on the murderous caper-that-goes-wrong theme that has anchored sexy, blood-stained crime pictures from The Postman Always Rings Twice to Before the Devil Knows You're Dead.

Full Review Source: Orlando Sentinel | Original Score: 3/4

July 15, 2010
Sheri Linden
Hollywood Reporter
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A well-made and entertaining descent into a black-comic hell.

July 6, 2010
Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
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It's as if filmmaking brothers Joel and Nash Edgerton (Joel cowrote, produced and costars, Nash directed) sat down and said, "Let's watch these suckers wreck their lives, and the lives of everyone around them."

Full Review Source: Philadelphia Inquirer | Original Score: 3.5/4

July 6, 2010
Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic
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A perverse delight, the rare film that makes you feel good about feeling bad (or at least watching others do so).

Full Review Source: Arizona Republic | Original Score: 4.5/5

June 22, 2010
Tom Long
Detroit News
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Things go from bad to worse to downright disastrous in the enthralling Australian import The Square.

Full Review Source: Detroit News | Original Score: B+

May 14, 2010
Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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The Square is a solidly constructed thriller with some missing pieces at the center but vivid splashes of color outside the lines.

Full Review Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch | Original Score: 3/4

May 13, 2010
Dan Kois
Washington Post
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The Square suggests an exciting future for a pair of brothers with a dark view of pitiless fate.

Full Review Source: Washington Post | Original Score: 3.5/4

May 7, 2010
Cary Darling
Dallas Morning News
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The Square announces the arrival of a new talent worth watching.

Full Review Source: Dallas Morning News | Original Score: 4/5

May 7, 2010
Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post
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The Square is a morality noir in which there's very little onscreen morality.

Full Review Source: Denver Post | Original Score: 2.5/4

April 30, 2010
J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
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Some have called this neo-noir, but aside from the setting there's nothing "neo" about it; as in classic noir, the characters are slowly but surely ensnared by their own baser impulses.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

April 29, 2010
Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
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The string-along, bad-to-worse nature of The Square affords a distinct, if sour, sort of satisfaction. Yet its construction is a thing of considerable soundness.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 3/4

April 29, 2010
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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The Square moves with implacable logic toward catastrophe, as its desperate heroes try to squirm out of a tightening noose.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 3.5/4

April 29, 2010
Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
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There's a bit of everything in The Square, so much so that after a while it starts to feel generic.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 2.5/4

April 22, 2010
Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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The dramatic structure is familiar, but the characters don't fit neatly into the usual pigeonholes.

Full Review Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune | Original Score: 3.5/4

April 22, 2010
Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor
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The Square is a terrific film noir with an Aussie twist.

Full Review Source: Christian Science Monitor | Original Score: A-

April 16, 2010
Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
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There isn't a character in The Square you can care about, beyond pity for their foolishness and exasperation with their greed.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 2/4

April 16, 2010
Peter Howell
Toronto Star
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You wonder how the characters could be so inept about their dirty deeds. How did they get so badly in over their heads? It's almost Biblical in the way it metes out rough justice.

Full Review Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 2.5/4

April 16, 2010
Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
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The Square calls to mind the skin-tight dread of the Coen brothers' Blood Simple. If that movie remains the more rigorous cinematic achievement, The Square is a more richly ironic pleasure.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 3/4

April 15, 2010
Rex Reed
New York Observer
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The Edgertons are a clever pair, all right, even if The Square seems repetitive and sometimes a bit hackneyed.

Full Review Source: New York Observer | Original Score: 2/4

April 14, 2010
A.O. Scott
New York Times
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Turns a humdrum backwater into a black hole of crime and punishment.

| Original Score: 3.5/5

April 9, 2010
Lou Lumenick
New York Post
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A starless but highly effec tive Aussie noir that marks the auspicious feature debut of stuntman and music-video director Nash Edgerton.

Full Review Source: New York Post | Original Score: 3/4

April 9, 2010
Michael Ordoņa
Los Angeles Times
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The angles don't quite meet in the key relationship between Ray and Carla. We're not sure what's between them -- love, lust, both or neither. That may be the filmmaker's intent, but it lowers the stakes.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 2.5/5

April 9, 2010
Tasha Robinson
AV Club
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The occasional missteps (some overly precious symbolism, the grimy DV look) rarely get in the way of the film's many winces, gasps, and breathless, cringing anticipation.

Full Review Source: AV Club | Original Score: B+

April 8, 2010
Jake Coyle
Associated Press
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The brothers Edgerton may not be able to summon the dangerous lust or romance of a Cain story, but they can ably supply the wry sense of fate.

April 8, 2010
Stephen Garrett
Time Out New York
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All the genre's conventions -- femme fatale, shady goons, best-laid plans spiraling out of control -- have a proper amount of verve and flair to make the whole package feel almost fresh.

Full Review Source: Time Out New York | Original Score: 3/5

April 7, 2010
Melissa Anderson
Village Voice
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This Down Under noir confuses incoherent body pileups with "twists."

Full Review Source: Village Voice

April 6, 2010
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