The County (Héradid) Reviews

May 1, 2021
It's a small but mighty movie, and one that I found satisfying.
April 30, 2021
The County is at its best when it centers Egilsdóttir's nuanced performance.
April 30, 2021
Even with some strangely perfunctory plot pivots and an abruptly unsatisfying ending, "The County" benefits from Egilsdottir's central performance, which is both delicate and imposingly stalwart.
April 29, 2021
Inextricably rooted in lead Arndis Hrönn Egilsdöttir's quietly defiant performance, "The County" tells an immersive, timeless David vs. Goliath story set against a contemporary backdrop of shifting societal norms.
April 29, 2021
At a brisk 92 minutes, The County takes less time to watch than the average Monopoly game takes to play, while offering much the same grim lesson.
June 16, 2020
It looks astonishing, still camerawork that allows these scenes to play out in a theatrical yet deadpan way...
May 26, 2020
Rich in specific procedural detail, this is an absorbing spin on the George Orwell line: "If you want a vision of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face - forever."
May 24, 2020
The County blends elements of heartfelt tragedy with absurdist comedy, conjuring a humanist portrait of life in which community and loneliness coexist in a landscape of contradictions - geographical, personal, and political.
May 21, 2020
The spirit of Elia Kazan lives on in this tough community drama from Icelandic film-maker Grímur Hákonarson...
May 20, 2020
If The County were just a beautifully judged account of one woman drawing a line in the snow, that much would be welcome. But there is more to chew on here - the logic of globalism, the lure of protectionism. All that and Stjórnin too.
March 1, 2020
Grímur Hákonarson has done it again, he has taken a subject very foreign to most and made us truly care about it. Which, let's face it, is no mean feat.
September 8, 2019
"The County" is full of feisty female energy and imagery, and sprinkled with rousing "you go girl!" comic moments.