The Oath Reviews

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January 8, 2019
The Oath is a horror movie disguised as political satire and you should watch it -- if only to get the conversation across the table started.
December 17, 2018
The Oath is one of the year's comedic gems.
November 21, 2018
The Oath does not rise to the level of Pieces of April, but it offers outlandish satire amid family politics in the midst of a national situation that calls for little thanksgiving.
November 21, 2018
Jokey white bro solidarity doesn't seem like the kind of understanding across difference that we need now.
October 29, 2018
The dynamic is familiar and funny... The second half isn't nearly as satisfying, but the film still works as caustic social satire.
October 29, 2018
There are funny ideas brought up throughout but they're never fully developed because they're dropped by the second half of the film.
October 25, 2018
With his eye keenly trained on the various ways ideology manifests as personality, Barinholtz wrings both hilarity and dread out of the chaotic moment before hope is lost.
October 23, 2018
Cranked to eleven at all times, The Oath is meant to mimic the frustrating and often fruitless task of seriously talking about politics in partisan times, but it's so basic and histrionic that it's more off putting than interesting.
October 22, 2018
It is in the role of writer/director that Barinholtz adds the most to the film, balancing the quirkier aspects of his characters and their predicament with the notion that something very like this could come to pass. Stranger things are happening.
October 22, 2018
A far cry from nostalgic Thanksgiving movies of the past like Hannah and Her Sisters and Home for the Holidays in happier times. It's being marketed as a comedy, but don't believe, it's a mad-as-hell microcosm for the Age of Anger.
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