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Alps Reviews

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Rafael Paz
Butaca Ancha
June 30, 2016
It will certainly keep you interested, but the ending lacks the strength to make it work completely. [Full review in Spanish]
Landon Palmer
Film School Rejects
June 2, 2014
In fact, you probably shouldn't be reading this review if you have an interest in seeing the film.
Full Review | Original Score: B

November 25, 2012
Emphatically weird, watchable and niche.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Rich Cline
November 9, 2012
From the Greek filmmakers behind the acclaimed anti-thriller Dogtooth, this fiendishly inventive drama is just as complex and telling.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Philip Concannon
Little White Lies
November 8, 2012
Requires multiple viewings to pick this one apart.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Top Critic
David Jenkins
Time Out
November 6, 2012
The reality it takes place in is heightened just enough to make the concept feel ironic, but then all attempt at genuine sentiment subsequently falls flat.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Simon Crook
Empire Magazine
November 4, 2012
Lanthimos delivers another heady dose of weirdness. Loopier than a frog sandwich but rather wonderful.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Tom Dawson
Total Film
October 30, 2012
Absurdly amusing (in places), rigorously directed, and more interesting on an intellectual level than an emotional one.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
October 11, 2012
An hour and a half of darkening absurdism.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Peter Keough
Boston Phoenix
October 2, 2012
Helps make the case that Lanthimos might be a worthy, more entomological successor to Luis Bu˝uel.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Mark Olsen
Los Angeles Times
September 20, 2012
The film takes some deciphering, but once a viewer cracks its code "Alps" opens up into something expansive and rich.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Josh Larsen
September 2, 2012
...registers less as a drama than as a filmed scientific experiment.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Grae Drake
August 7, 2012
This cinematic experience was weirdly fascinating.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Cole Smithey
July 29, 2012
After the failure of his insufferable last film "Dogtooth," Greek auteur Yorgos Lanthimos refines his minimalist approach to absurdist satire.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Top Critic
Michael Upchurch
Seattle Times
July 26, 2012
Lanthimos continually keeps you guessing about both the procedural and emotional logic at work in "Alps," and his actors are with him every step of the way.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Michelle Orange
July 13, 2012
The tone is one of deadpan discombobulation, a world turned 45 degrees to the left but presented with a clear, dry perspective.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
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Farran Smith Nehme
New York Post
July 13, 2012
The movie focuses tightly and obviously on role playing, but the most unsettling observations concern how fragile it all is - our health, our minds, our denial of death.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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A.O. Scott
New York Times
July 12, 2012
Oblique connections are the threads that hold this film together, as Mr. Lanthimos moves from one somber, deliberate scene to the next.
| Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic
July 12, 2012
An impressively taut absurdist drama that's deliberate in its exploration of the value and limits of compassion.
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Alison Willmore
AV Club
July 12, 2012
There's no sense of how this service ever works, and only a scant indication of the miseries from which Papoulia is trying to escape by assuming a new identity.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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