The Square Reviews

August 30, 2010
The Square gets plenty of early elements in place to promise something more special than it ultimately becomes... Even a strong first impression can't survive such a flailing resolution.
June 2, 2010
The Edgertons are in complete command of their craft, without bringing anything new to the party.
May 26, 2010
The movie's protagonists (and all of its supporting characters) are reprehensible people, and Roberts' performance is fascinatingly uncharismatic, extinguishing any possibility of sympathy for his character even when the film gradually reveals his town to
May 22, 2010
While the performances are good, it felt like I had already seen this movie before. Also, if you are looking to root for anyone, you're going to have to look elsewhere.
May 21, 2010
Rather than intrigue, the pile-up of confounding issues in The Square merely bores, hindered by pacing that is uniformly slow rather than suspenseful. A better title: The Blob.
April 23, 2010
Let's just say it's a sour, poorly scripted mess of a thriller and leave it at that.
April 22, 2010
There's a bit of everything in The Square, so much so that after a while it starts to feel generic.
April 16, 2010
There isn't a character in The Square you can care about, beyond pity for their foolishness and exasperation with their greed.
Top Critic
April 14, 2010
The Edgertons are a clever pair, all right, even if The Square seems repetitive and sometimes a bit hackneyed.
April 10, 2010
The Square's devil is in its burden of details.
April 9, 2010
The angles don't quite meet in the key relationship between Ray and Carla. We're not sure what's between them -- love, lust, both or neither. That may be the filmmaker's intent, but it lowers the stakes.
April 6, 2010
This Down Under noir confuses incoherent body pileups with "twists."