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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
November 30, 2009
This original but overlong fable about a family menaced by industrial progress captures fears about a planet out of control.
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
November 25, 2009
Working with all-star DP Agnès Godard, Meier effectively communicates the sense of upended privacy.
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
April 30, 2009
Using cinema as self-therapy might be a selfish way to treat audiences, but Harden and Scheel's chemistry makes the mother-daughter dynamic universal.
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
March 30, 2009
Home is finally hopeful in its view of familial bonds holding together as the characters are forced to face the far from idealized world they are inescapably a part of.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
May 3, 2009
An absorbing, inspirational and often heartwarming drama with radiant, captivating performances by Marcia Gay Harden and her real-life daughter, Eulala Scheel.
Full Review | Original Score: 8.0/10
August 7, 2009
Prepare for this one to be rattling around the grey matter long after leaving the cinema. An auteur is born.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
July 28, 2009
In showing a family's self-destructive intransigence (or is it self-preserving cohesion?), Ursula Meier unravels a modern fable in which the forces of conservatism and change pass each other by.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 7, 2009
The acting's superb, the premise intriguing, but it's hard to have sympathy for the heroine's stubbornness.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 25, 2009
An ironically titled, simultaneously lyrical and brutal window into cancer as a complex life altering experience, and the ordeal, not of facing death, but rather confronting life as a disfigured and scorned cancer survivor.
August 7, 2009
An enigmatic and intriguing little tale with a flavour of the paranoia once found in the Roman Polanski classic Repulsion.
August 27, 2010
It's a unique work of disturbing character poetry, though it may be a little too disturbing.
August 7, 2009
Ursula Meier's Home is one of the strangest horror films of recent years, a real get under the skin movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 7, 2009
Sometimes eerie, at other times playful and witty, it explores themes of modernity and primitivism without ever being heavy-handed. And as a portrait of a family under siege, it's as unsettling as it is sensual.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 7, 2009
Home is actually less a road movie than the domestic-invasion movie taken to its sick conclusion.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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
March 30, 2009
A very clever and creative film that probes on family solidarity, change, the toxic residues of a car culture, and the physical, psychological and spiritual effects of noise pollution.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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