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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
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
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
September 1, 2009
Director Ursula Meier generally distinguishes her feature debut by not pushing elements to melodramatic or farcical extremes.
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
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.