Antichrist Reviews

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January 23, 2020
[Lars] von Trier has made an exquisite, haunting reverie whose beauty only intensifies its foreboding qualities.
August 6, 2019
Charlotte truly excelled by bringing her usual brand of depressive confusion as a grieving mother in a state of constant anxiety and guilt. She epitomizes the shy "it girl" gone dark. In a way, she became Tiers muse...
June 25, 2019
It is frightening because it takes an unflinching look at the power and complexity of our emotional lives, a power so great that it might in fact destroy us.
June 6, 2019
Cinema in the purest sense, a kind of dark, sadomasochistic poetry that transcends words and easy descriptions. It may revel in its own chaos, but chaos has never been so profound.
May 7, 2019
The Danish madman dives deep and horrifically into the territory of theology, aiming his criticisms at the misogyny of religion and, in turn, society.
November 4, 2018
The film is for the most part a wry treatise on how a grieving couple strip away the ego and the rational for an increasingly fraught trip into confronting their primal fears.
August 29, 2018
Antichrist is deftly made, visually atmospheric and has, at its heart, two of the rawest, bravest performances you will probably ever see. It's also horrible and therein lies the rub, I suppose.
August 21, 2018
It is a great joy to encounter a modern film that is less concerned with the plot as it is with style and ideology.
April 29, 2018
A beautiful battery of depraved images and irrational associations, Lars von Trier's two-handed essay in horror is as distracting and deadening as depression itself.
March 15, 2018
A good psychological horror film that has little to do with theological anguish. [Full review in Spanish]
May 4, 2017
... a portrait of marriage as a morass of anger, suspicion and power ... that von Trier twists into a diseased hell: paradise rotted.
October 5, 2016
If you can stomach the violence, which is something that rivals Saw VI, it is beautifully crafted and unlike anything in theaters today.
August 28, 2015
A confrontational film that dances between the sublime, the mundane, and the shocking with little to no regard for audience expectations.
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.
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.
August 12, 2013
Because of its impassioned conviction, placing it on a scale of value is practically irrelevant.
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.
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.
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.
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"
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