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Alps Reviews

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Landon Palmer
Film School Rejects
June 2, 2014
In fact, you probably shouldn't be reading this review if you have an interest in seeing the film.
Full Review | Original Score: B

November 25, 2012
Emphatically weird, watchable and niche.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Miles Fielder
The List
November 13, 2012
It's hard to see what, if anything, Lanthimos is saying about modern Greece. And without that clear focus, the film feels a bit off-piste.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Philip French
Observer [UK]
November 12, 2012
What does it mean?
Rich Cline
November 9, 2012
From the Greek filmmakers behind the acclaimed anti-thriller Dogtooth, this fiendishly inventive drama is just as complex and telling.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Peter Bradshaw
November 8, 2012
Lanthimos is such a distinctive film-maker and nothing he does is without interest - but this is a misfire.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph
November 8, 2012
The movie's morbidly funny once you get the hang of it, and climaxes deftly, but for too long Lanthimos feels like he's stalling for no especial purpose.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Philip Concannon
Little White Lies
November 8, 2012
Requires multiple viewings to pick this one apart.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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David Jenkins
Time Out
November 6, 2012
The reality it takes place in is heightened just enough to make the concept feel ironic, but then all attempt at genuine sentiment subsequently falls flat.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Simon Crook
Empire Magazine
November 4, 2012
Lanthimos delivers another heady dose of weirdness. Loopier than a frog sandwich but rather wonderful.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Tom Dawson
Total Film
October 30, 2012
Absurdly amusing (in places), rigorously directed, and more interesting on an intellectual level than an emotional one.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
October 11, 2012
An hour and a half of darkening absurdism.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Peter Keough
Boston Phoenix
October 2, 2012
Helps make the case that Lanthimos might be a worthy, more entomological successor to Luis Bu˝uel.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Mark Olsen
Los Angeles Times
September 20, 2012
The film takes some deciphering, but once a viewer cracks its code "Alps" opens up into something expansive and rich.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
September 6, 2012
The movie contains some of the same elements that made [Dogtooth] so startling but they tend to float around rather than coalesce into a singular perspective.
Matt Pais
September 6, 2012
Lanthimos' vision still compels and challenges, but Alps offers a big idea in place of a better movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
September 6, 2012
A film peculiar beyond all understanding, based on a premise that begs belief.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Josh Larsen
September 2, 2012
...registers less as a drama than as a filmed scientific experiment.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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David Lewis
San Francisco Chronicle
August 23, 2012
A strange story. A strange world. And strange characters doing even stranger things.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Grae Drake
August 7, 2012
This cinematic experience was weirdly fascinating.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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