Midsommar Reviews

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December 18, 2019
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
Midsommar is a waking nightmare and I mean that in the best possible way.
October 1, 2019
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.
August 9, 2019
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.
July 26, 2019
Midsommar mostly takes place in Sweden, but at its core is a particularly American sense of rootlessness.
July 16, 2019
"Midsommar" isn't just a great horror movie... It is also one of the best movies ever made about living with mental illness.
Top Critic
July 9, 2019
Grim, grisly and downright sickening, Midsommar is a feel-bad horror film about suicide, mercy killings, insanity, graphic nudity, religious hysteria, and the kind of grotesque imagery that exists for no other reason than shock value.
July 9, 2019
With her scared eyes, alert line-readings and Lillian Gish looks, Miss Pugh, late of Lady Macbeth, ensures it is much better than it might have been anyway.
July 9, 2019
Don't let the studio-manufactured hype fool you; this is a midsummer's matinee bore.
July 9, 2019
Midsommar has that sort of staying power, which makes it a better choice for horror aficionados than the other midsummer garbage currently being dumped into theaters.
July 8, 2019
"Midsommar" is an upsetting movie, and I mean that word in pretty much every way you can think of... But the truth is that he's just two movies into his career, and it's probably only a matter of time before he figures out how to stick the landing.
July 8, 2019
Ari Aster's folk-horror flick is frightening, beautiful, and just a little unhinged.
July 5, 2019
It's strange and distressing at times, even a little punishing to audiences, but it's filled with ideas, images, and feelings that will stay with you long after the credits roll. And it's worth every second.
July 5, 2019
"Midsommar" is no slouch on chills, but they creep up slowly, like a bad trip from one of the Swedes' festive glasses of hallucinogenic tea, and are leavened with an occasional dash of humor.
July 5, 2019
[Midsommar's] the feel-mad movie of the decade.
July 5, 2019
Sick but also beautiful, the film gets away with an impressively audacious running time, simply because it can. It dazzles you with dread.
July 4, 2019
The cracks and inconsistencies are mostly erased by Pugh, a performer of alarming power, who possesses a face, indecently expressive, for which cinema was made.
Top Critic
July 3, 2019
You laugh at its audacity, or maybe just to keep from losing your own grip on reality.
July 3, 2019
There's no doubt that Aster is an artist of considerable gifts; the question is whether he's an artist of ideas deeper than turning the smiles of a summer night into sinister rictus grins.
July 3, 2019
"Midsommar" gets it right. This twisted daylit nightmare is a masterpiece of mood, all the more disturbing since it's set entirely underneath the bright, beating sun. Anyone can be scared of the dark. Ari Aster makes you scared of the light.
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