Alps (Alpeis) Reviews

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November 8, 2012
Lanthimos is such a distinctive film-maker and nothing he does is without interest - but this is a misfire.
November 8, 2012
The movie's morbidly funny once you get the hang of it, and climaxes deftly, but for too long Lanthimos feels like he's stalling for no especial purpose.
November 8, 2012
Requires multiple viewings to pick this one apart.
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.
November 4, 2012
Lanthimos delivers another heady dose of weirdness. Loopier than a frog sandwich but rather wonderful.
October 11, 2012
An hour and a half of darkening absurdism.
September 20, 2012
The film takes some deciphering, but once a viewer cracks its code "Alps" opens up into something expansive and rich.
September 6, 2012
The movie contains some of the same elements that made [Dogtooth] so startling but they tend to float around rather than coalesce into a singular perspective.
September 6, 2012
A film peculiar beyond all understanding, based on a premise that begs belief.
August 23, 2012
A strange story. A strange world. And strange characters doing even stranger things.
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.
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.
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.
July 12, 2012
An impressively taut absurdist drama that's deliberate in its exploration of the value and limits of compassion.
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.
July 10, 2012
Puzzling and provocative, Alps has a lingering power and an effect that is thrillingly difficult to define.
July 10, 2012
A comedy of pained laughter, Alps confirms the certitude of our darkest hours: The dead are the lucky ones.
July 9, 2012
Both a companion piece to and in many ways a reversal of Dogtooth, it builds on that film's surreally terse style and notions of communication and identity without diluting its singularity or concentration
June 22, 2012
Lanthimos' film, with its emphasis on death deferred, holds the chilly fascination of a gaping skull.
June 21, 2012
ALPS is a real mind trip with strong acting, and it leaves you to wonder what Lanthimos and Filippou will do next.
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