The Lodge Reviews

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October 10, 2019
Austrian co-writer-directors Severin Fiala and Veronika Franz's icy mixer of suicide and survival, tricks and treachery captures, in its shifting paradigms, the disorientation of overwhelming dysfunction and resurfacing trauma.
October 9, 2019
The film intelligently works the different points of view of the protagonists. [Full Review in Spanish]
October 8, 2019
[Riley] Keough's intense and affecting performance pins the whole production together.
October 5, 2019
... the biggest issue is that cruelty. It's all emotional, rarely physical, and almost bloodless, but it's so constant as to be grueling.
October 1, 2019
["The Lodge" is] a film that makes you squirm, crawls under your skin and doesn't leave you.
September 29, 2019
The Lodge isn't as shocking, scary, or satisfying as Goodnight Mommy, yet it is a solid sister film.
September 26, 2019
Effective slow burn featuring eerie scenes that all build up to a giant unexpected surprise towards the end, which will spark interesting conversations after.
September 24, 2019
Overall, this is probably too slow and slightly overlong to really connect with general audiences, but fans of recent genre hits like "The Witch" and "Hereditary" should feel right at home in the cold and quiet.
August 21, 2019
The Lodge simply meanders for way too long, content with touring its frosty interiors - of both the titular cabin and its disturbed occupants - instead of escalating the scenario.
August 2, 2019
[T]he thing that haunted me the most about the film afterwards-aside from Riley Keough's choking screams in one particularly intense, symbolically loaded sequence-was the ludicrousness of its plot.
July 5, 2019
The Lodge shares some uncanny similarities to last year's Hereditary... but has plenty of its own tricks up its sleeve.
June 18, 2019
The Lodge is cruel and ugly, but with a darkness that's both tactile and tragic.
June 18, 2019
The silliness and starkness don't mesh, leaving the snowbound slow burn a muddled experience that left me cold but not chilled.
June 12, 2019
It is difficult to watch, and offers little satisfaction, and is wholly unconcerned with dispensing comfort. However, horror fans know that this is all intended as a glowing compliment.
June 6, 2019
Trauma, sorrow, guilt -- and pure, raw terror.
June 4, 2019
The Lodge is a methodically insidious and outstandingly tense entry into the "Christmas Horror" canon. Oh holy fright, these scares are brutally sinful...
April 15, 2019
Every choice in this film - every frame, every performance, every sound and edit - is crafted for utmost discomfort, making for a relentless onslaught of unease.
February 22, 2019
The story takes some very compelling twists and turns, the performances from Keough and Lieberher are both top-notch, and I have yet to be able to shake off the film's shocking final moments over the last few weeks.
February 21, 2019
The Lodge will keep you on your toes with its constant sense of dread and claustrophobia, even if it draws you in with likable and relatable characters.
February 12, 2019
The new film from the Goodnight Mommy directors frustrates more than it unnerves.
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