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Ambitious, impressively crafted, and above all unsettling, Midsommar further proves writer-director Ari Aster is a horror auteur to be reckoned with. Read critic reviews

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A young American couple, their relationship foundering, travel to a fabled Swedish midsummer festival where a seemingly pastoral paradise transforms into a sinister, dread-soaked nightmare as the locals reveal their terrifying agenda.

Cast & Crew

Archie Madekwe
Simon
Anna Åström
Karin
Björn Andresen
Dan
Henrik Norlén
Ulf
Ari Aster
Director
Ari Aster
Screenwriter
Fredrik Heinig
Executive Producer
Pelle Nilsson
Executive Producer
Ben Rimmer
Executive Producer
Philip Westgren
Executive Producer
Pawel Pogorzelski
Cinematographer
Lucian Johnston
Film Editor
Bobby Krlic
Original Music
Henrik Svensson
Production Design
Andrea Flesch
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Jessica Kelly
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Critic Reviews for Midsommar

All Critics (396) | Top Critics (75) | Fresh (329) | Rotten (67)

  • After a while, an unproductive restlessness sets in as you wait for the characters to matter as much as the silky moves and painstaking details. Horror

    December 18, 2019 | Full Review…
  • Midsommar is a waking nightmare and I mean that in the best possible way.

    December 18, 2019 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • I was never, even for one second, feeling the length... I found it so unsettling and sinister. At moments it was a little uneven, but it's so watchable and gets under your skin in a really creepy way.

    October 1, 2019 | Full Review…
  • Indeed, it's cultural sensitivity that lies at the heart of this movie. It is not about serial killers, aliens or supernatural beings. It is about the ordinary humans we know as the Other because they come from somewhere else.

    August 27, 2019 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…
  • Ari Aster's approach to horror filmmaking seeps into your subconsciousness with great effect, lingering like an uninvited guest.

    August 15, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • Even more than Hereditary, Midsommar lives on the edge where horror meets absurdity, prompting the kind of laughter that comes from not knowing how else to respond.

    August 9, 2019 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Midsommar

  • Dec 23, 2020
    Ari Aster is on a roll. To be fair, Midsommar is only his second feature film, but along with fellow horror auteur Robert Eggers, his movies are so rewatchable he can be forgiven a few future duds in his career. Where Eggers excels in making complex horrific period pieces, Aster excels at making you super uncomfortable with the real, unreal and surreal. Just like in his debut Hereditary, he shocks you in the first act with a "did that just happen?" moment that leaves you slack-jawed. And unlike Hereditary, the majority of the movie is is shot squarely in the 24/7 daylight of a Sweden summer. That doesn't ease the tension at all as things go all Wicker Man on this travelling band of worst-friends-ever. And a final shout-out to Florence Pugh. She shone as the lead portraying complex emotions purely with her face. Fantastic.
    Mark B Super Reviewer
  • Feb 05, 2020
    Tons of symbolism, foreshadowing, backed by incredible cinematography and a phenomenal lead performance from Florence Pugh. May not be everyone's cup of tea, but if you can stomach the gore it's worth every minute of it's 2.5 hour runtime.
    Kevin M Super Reviewer
  • Dec 27, 2019
    Ari Aster continues to showcase his bizarre yet deep storytelling with Midsommar. While pacing may feel profoundly lengthy, visually the film grabs all sense and takes it into a psychedelic trip while also conveying some disturbing and unsettling images and performances that may require more than one viewing to truly bask in the message of this provoking film. 3.8/5
    Eugene B Super Reviewer
  • Dec 10, 2019
    This film is like a double IPA, some will find it disgusting and some will enjoy it because they are used to the genre. It is certainly unique in that the entire film takes place in the daylight, but the story and sequences are too odd for me.
    Sanjay R Super Reviewer

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