Gwen (2018)

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In the stark beauty of 19th Century Snowdonia a young girl tries desperately to hold her home together. Struggling with her mother's mysterious illness, her father's absence and a ruthless mining company encroaching on their land. A growing darkness begins to take grip of her home, and the suspicious local community turns on Gwen and her family.

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All Critics (6) | Top Critics (1)

Ultimately, McGregor piles so much misfortune on his downtrodden heroines with so little dramatic justification, the net emotional effect is more numbing than moving.

Sep 8, 2018 | Full Review…

A horror story, one which might be described as choosing horror over story, or style over substance, but whose style is so striking and effective it hardly matters.

Nov 6, 2018 | Rating: 3.8/5 | Full Review…

McGregor gives horror aficionados a few choice jump scares to keep them happy, but Gwen is all about that certain mood common to most folk horror films: a darkening eclipse of dread as the evils of the collective begin to spill out into the night.

Sep 25, 2018 | Full Review…

McGregor can't quite tie them together to arrive at a truly fitting, epic final act worthy of this atmospheric, anti-patriarchal twist on pagan horror.

Sep 21, 2018 | Full Review…

Clever, beautiful and well-acted, Gwen proves to be an unexpected delight. It's a slow burn, but one worth seeking out.

Sep 11, 2018 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

Worthington-Cox is terrific; the mounting uncertainty in her eyes seeds the suspicion of wrongdoing throughout the film.

Sep 8, 2018 | Full Review…

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