The Nest Reviews

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December 3, 2020
Not a lot of storytellers working in movies today take the time to lay the emotional foundation of each character. Durkin does, and when his characters crack, the destruction feels all the more pronounced.
November 20, 2020
It's pure pleasure to watch a film like The Nest, which is scary for all the right reasons and leaves you feeling unsettled at the end.
November 20, 2020
Durkin builds his discerning observations on a dramatic foundation that's no less unchallenged, and no less rickety, than the social fictions on which it depends.
November 20, 2020
Even after it's over, "The Nest" continues to build.
November 19, 2020
The film never overstates itself as it reaches a memorable conclusion.
November 19, 2020
You may not sympathize much with these people, but you'll have a hard time looking away.
November 18, 2020
This is either a tragedy or horror movie, depending on your point of view. Maybe, in truth, it's both.
November 13, 2020
"The Nest" is not a long film, but is leisurely paced, sometimes frustratingly so: Writer-director Sean Durkin takes his time, relying on the appeal of his two leads. Mostly it works, because the appeal is real.
September 29, 2020
Sean Durkin's The Nest is a stinging marital drama that's nothing short of superb.
September 25, 2020
This feels like the role that Jude Law was always meant to play.
September 22, 2020
Durkin craftily navigates a few different fronts here ... Coon is a unique talent, giving a unique, powerful performance.
September 21, 2020
You may want more.
September 19, 2020
Law and Coon aren't the only reason to see Durkin's marital nightmare of a movie, but they are the main reason to see it
September 19, 2020
It's like a haunted house story without any ghosts... Very moody, very beautiful, and also -- in its own way -- really devastating.
September 18, 2020
There's beauty in the small moments of this downbeat and dark family drama.
September 18, 2020
As devastating as The Nest often is, the sheer beauty of individual moments is still elating.
September 18, 2020
It looks like a horror movie, swims like a horror movie, and quacks like a horror movie, but it isn't a horror movie. So then what the hell is it?
September 18, 2020
Even if you're not entirely sold by the idea of an Antonioni-esque alienation drama shot as if it were I Am The Pretty Thing That Lives In The House (and why the hell wouldn't you be?!), The Nest is well worth seeing just for its two central performances.
September 18, 2020
As conceived by Canadian writer-director Sean Durkin, The Nest is excellently engineered domestic drama, with characters walking on just the right number of eggshells around each other until they crack wide open.
September 17, 2020
The film is a pleasure to look at even as it envelops its characters in gloom.
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