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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 Agnès Godard's brilliant photography a sort of surrealist realism, if there is such a thing) in the circumstances. [Blu-ray]
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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"...
Full Review | Original Score: B
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.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
February 18, 2010
Gradually the movie turns into an ironic assault on the inconvenient nature of civilization's conveniences.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
December 1, 2009
A surrealistic look at a family thrown onto the chopping block of modern technology.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
November 25, 2009
Working with all-star DP Agnès 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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
August 7, 2009
A deeply disconcerting provocation about the future of civilisation: a powerfully performed vision of an insignificant humanity.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 7, 2009
A first film of laudable ambition and Meier's directorial confidence suggests promise for the future.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 7, 2009
It would have been more effective if Meier had exercised less restraint and allowed her characters to spin out of control.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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