The Commune

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The Commune may not stand with Thomas Vinterberg's greatest work, but the end results remain thought-provoking and overall absorbing.

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Personal desires clash with solidarity and tolerance in a Danish commune.

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  • The Commune turns out to be a fairly predictable exercise in neoliberal backlash, as a bunch of free-love radicals crash on the rocks of their own enlightenment.

    July 13, 2017 | Full Review…
  • Dyrholm ... movingly captures the struggles of a middle-aged career woman who revels in the new freedoms of the 1970s, while ultimately falling victim to them.

    May 25, 2017 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • Trine Dyrholm delivers a powerful performance as Anna, a woman whose heart won't align with her head, as does Ulrich Thomsen as the testy Erik.

    May 25, 2017 | Full Review…
  • "The Commune" doesn't pull its punches: We're shown that nontraditional households can be very taxing on individuals and are anything but good medicine for stale marriages.

    May 24, 2017 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • Dyrholm's extraordinary performance is conspicuously better than Thomsen's. She's the best - the only - reason to check out The Commune.

    May 19, 2017 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
  • These are all fascinating concepts, but The Commune isn't all that interested in exploring them.

    May 19, 2017 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

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  • Jul 24, 2016
    A very funny two first thirds and a beautifully acted, those less engaging, final third - it remains an always interesting film and has beautiful period detail, and winning performances.
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