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Antichrist Reviews

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Scott Weinberg
August 28, 2015
A confrontational film that dances between the sublime, the mundane, and the shocking with little to no regard for audience expectations.
Larry Gross
Film Comment Magazine
September 24, 2014
There will be no thumbs up or down ... [The film] is neither disgusting ... nor is it one of the great films. It is a transitional work made by an artist clearly in crisis.
Josh Larsen
March 19, 2014
...absurdly abstract in a way von Trier's best films are not.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Steve Dollar
Stop Smiling
March 5, 2014
Von Trier admits he has no idea what any of this s--- means, but only a filmmaker of his skill could make such an inchoate mess so strangely entertaining.
David Keyes
August 12, 2013
Because of its impassioned conviction, placing it on a scale of value is practically irrelevant.
Will Leitch
June 22, 2013
Before this movie goes careening desperately, hysterically, insanely off the rails, this is an ambitious, scary peek into pulsating, evil human hurt.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Mike Edwards
What Culture
March 1, 2011
It's audacious, gruesome and pushes to the extreme limits of acceptable cinema content: but it is never any of those things to exclude ordinary viewers.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Sean Axmaker
Parallax View
November 9, 2010
... another provocation that is at once beautiful and perverse, personal and cynical, and filled with his sour vision...
Simon Miraudo
October 21, 2010
It is unrelenting, terrifying and profoundly powerful. And it is really, really ballsy; a claim that viewers will recognise as being highly ironic considering the ball-related events that take place within the film.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Brian Holcomb
October 21, 2010
Von Trier is a prankster so any attempt to guess at WTF he had in mind could just end up with the Danish auteur pulling your leg. The Fox may have said it best:"Chaos Reigns"
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jon Frosch
The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
September 10, 2010
Von Trier tests not just the audience's tolerance for blood-soaked images of genital mutilation, but also our ability to stay awake during some colossally boring and pretentious stretches of filmmaking.
Thomas Caldwell
Cinema Autopsy
July 6, 2010
Functioning as the inverse of the Biblical creation story, Antichrist is the most unique and divisive 'horror' film you are ever likely to see.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Leo Goldsmith
Not Coming to a Theater Near You
July 6, 2010
A beautiful and ultimately very sad film.
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
June 4, 2010
A grim film that wants you to feel the pain its characters do.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
March 12, 2010
It's a far cry from Nicolas Roeg's excellent 1973 chiller Don't Look Now, which maintains a high-gloss art-house sheen yet draws us into its similar story of a couple coping with the drowning death of their child.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Jeffrey Chen
Window to the Movies
March 12, 2010
Built on a shallow premise designed to cheaply evoke feelings of disgust while elaborating on a simplistic theme.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
Dan Lybarger
March 1, 2010
Despite some strikingly flourishes, von Trier's latest makes him look less like a mad genius and more like he's simply, mad.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Robert W. Butler
Kansas City Star
February 25, 2010
Wildly inconsistent, veering from boredom to moments of visual beauty to some of the most ghastly gruesomeness ever seen on screen.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
Mark Pfeiffer
Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema
January 31, 2010
Purely as a visual and visceral experience, puckish writer-diretor Lars von Trier produces an enormously powerful phantasmagoria that deals with and reproduces the effects of fear and depression.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Top Critic
Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic
January 29, 2010
Of course, von Trier wants us to react, to be repulsed, shocked, offended. Mission accomplished.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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