The Square (2010)
Critic Consensus: The Square may not quite live up to the modern noir classics that inspired it, but with twists and tension to spare, it comes admirably close.
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as Greg, Greg "Smithy" Smith
as Raymond Yale, Ray
as Carla Smith, Carla
as Gil Hubbard
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A taut, well-executed if somewhat predictable riff on the murderous caper-that-goes-wrong theme that has anchored sexy, blood-stained crime pictures from The Postman Always Rings Twice to Before the Devil Knows You're Dead.
A well-made and entertaining descent into a black-comic hell.
It's as if filmmaking brothers Joel and Nash Edgerton (Joel cowrote, produced and costars, Nash directed) sat down and said, "Let's watch these suckers wreck their lives, and the lives of everyone around them."
A perverse delight, the rare film that makes you feel good about feeling bad (or at least watching others do so).
Things go from bad to worse to downright disastrous in the enthralling Australian import The Square.
The Square is a solidly constructed thriller with some missing pieces at the center but vivid splashes of color outside the lines.
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This is one of the best Australia film's I've ever seen. I am very surprised that some director here in the US has stole the idea, like is done with so many Japanese Films. The title the Square is misleading. it should be called the Tangled Web, or the Rousted Triangle, cause that what you have. Claire van der Boom plays an excellent part as a young beautiful everyday women in an affair with a older man, wanting to get away from her abusive husband, who ha come up with a large sum of money hidden in his attic, which she finds, and now has the money to run away with her lover, So starts the web / square of involvement of people that all become linked together one way or another. This movie will keep you on the edge. The ending will blow you away, Very realistic. This is a Must see Today film. 4 1/2 stars.
A very dark crime story without a happy ending. Lots of twists and turns. You get deeper, and deeper, into the movie as the characters lives unravel. Amazing how much can go wrong after one small REALLY bad idea. Great job...
The square is a realistic thriller that moves at a slow pace and peaks from time to time. This film was a little boring and did not have a big climax like most thrillers but it did have some good dramatic scenes.
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