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The Square finds writer-director Ruben Östlund as ambitious as ever -- and delivering an unforgettably unusual work whose challenging themes pay thought-provoking dividends. Read critic reviews

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Disaster strikes when a curator hires a public relations team to build some buzz for his renowned Swedish museum.

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Critic Reviews for The Square

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  • The Square is actually the sum of its parts, rather than a seamless whole. Viewers are probably going to pick differing scenes as their favourites.

    March 14, 2019 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…
  • A gentle critique, peopled with eccentric but likeable characters, those who have the warmth and the humanity to redeem themselves.

    July 12, 2018 | Full Review…
  • At times a searing social commentary, the darkly funny The Square is an indictment of the decadence of upper-middle-class inner city liberals and their cluelessness to everyone outside of their privileged bubbles.

    March 27, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • The Square is undeniably entertaining, though its lasting use may be to demonstrate that movies can have the same effect as popping a coin in the collecting tin. Having seen the film, you can rest easy knowing you've already given.

    March 22, 2018 | Full Review…
  • Östlund at his best can have his cake and push it in your face.

    March 18, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • Like Bobby McFerrin and Yo-Yo Ma's oddly off-kilter rendition of Ave Maria, which echoes throughout the drama, The Square is a strange mix of pop and profundity: archly entertaining, occasionally grating and consistently uncomfortable.

    March 18, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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  • Jan 30, 2018
    A bit long, but an effective critique of modern art culture nonetheless.
    Alec B Super Reviewer
  • Dec 09, 2017
    Though it suffers from some pacing imperfections, the film is a smart and stylish commentary on modern society, art, and human nature.
    Matthew Samuel M Super Reviewer
  • Nov 08, 2017
    Just like with Force Majeure, Östlund creates another intelligent, funny and always gripping satire centered on characters who are forced to go through embarrassing situations, questioning also what Art really means while exposing the hypocritical animals that we are.
    Carlos M Super Reviewer

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