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The Celebration (Festen) Reviews

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August 21, 2009
The Celebration is founded on a cheeky display of cinephilic self-promotion.
April 21, 2008
gripping and devastatingly powerful
| Original Score: 4/5
October 1, 2004
Best of the 'Dogme' fims, which isn't saying much, but there you go.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
August 6, 2004
Extraordinary...It is a celebration, not of a sham birthday party, but of the transformative power of truth.
March 9, 2004
A major triumph for the Dogme group, and a success from any point of view.
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
August 15, 2003
Pungent family drama, but thuddingly self-serious and wildly overpraised.
| Original Score: 2/5
January 1, 2000
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.
Full Review | Original Score: A
January 1, 2000
showcases excellent acting, a great screenplay, and new innovative cinematography that is exciting and exhausting at the same time
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
Draws the viewer in with its immediacy, emotional rawness, and elements of surprise, shock and suspense.
January 1, 2000
Vinterberg, while successfully holding his viewer's attention and moving his tale along with dispatch, doesn't here justify the unpleasantness with fresh insight.
January 1, 2000
"The Celebration" is one of the finest films ever made.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
January 1, 2000
Watching the picture, it felt more like a cerebral experience, than a normal film.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
January 1, 2000
It's a fine line to walk, that between comedy and misery, but Vinterberg handles the balancing act magnificently.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: A-
February 21, 2008
| Original Score: 4/5
July 14, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
June 4, 2004
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
February 8, 2004
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
December 1, 2003
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
October 8, 2003
| Original Score: 5/5
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