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August 27, 2010
It's a unique work of disturbing character poetry, though it may be a little too disturbing.
August 20, 2010
Darkly funny, haunting, and perhaps hopeful...there's a keen sense of absurdism (and in Agns Godard's brilliant photography a sort of surrealist realism, if there is such a thing) in the circumstances. [Blu-ray]
April 15, 2010
Home is the engaging, darkly funny, surreal story of what happens when people who have thrived by keeping civilization at a safe distance suddenly find themselves pushed right back into its headlights.
April 15, 2010
What happens would not make sense in many households, but in this one, it represents a certain continuity, and confirms deep currents we sensed almost from the first.
April 3, 2010
This suburban horror tale of a family's disintegration once modern life begins encroaching is reminiscent of such films as "The Cement Garden"...
April 2, 2010
Moving from the richly filled, quiet life of Marthe and her clan to the hell that the road brings, the story...has a unique arc and is a true family tragedy.
February 18, 2010
Gradually the movie turns into an ironic assault on the inconvenient nature of civilization's conveniences.
December 18, 2009
Though the cautionary symbolism is clear here, the committee-written film (there were five scribes including Meier), smartly keeps its message quotient in check.
December 1, 2009
A surrealistic look at a family thrown onto the chopping block of modern technology.
November 30, 2009
This original but overlong fable about a family menaced by industrial progress captures fears about a planet out of control.
November 29, 2009
Eases down the road from an intimate family portrait to a disturbing environmental-disaster fable with a harrowing credibility that has more depth than most apocalypses.
November 25, 2009
Working with all-star DP Agns Godard, Meier effectively communicates the sense of upended privacy.
November 25, 2009
The performers manage to overcome Meier's schematic framework-too "modern-day fairy tale" for its own good-though the director clearly knows which collaborators and elements to enlist for game-raising purposes.
November 25, 2009
Filmmaker Meier takes a clever look at family life by placing the characters in a surreal location and then twisting things outrageously
September 1, 2009
Director Ursula Meier generally distinguishes her feature debut by not pushing elements to melodramatic or farcical extremes.
August 11, 2009
It's a nightmare metaphor for the horrors of the modern world, but will seem like everyday reality to anyone living around Heathrow or any motorway.
August 11, 2009
A kind of anti-road movie, the first half is a genial rural snapshot but, when that bypass opens, the wheels come off and things take a turn for the surreal and boring.
August 7, 2009
A deeply disconcerting provocation about the future of civilisation: a powerfully performed vision of an insignificant humanity.
August 7, 2009
A first film of laudable ambition and Meier's directorial confidence suggests promise for the future.
August 7, 2009
It would have been more effective if Meier had exercised less restraint and allowed her characters to spin out of control.
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