The Square Reviews

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June 3, 2020
Beautifully choreographed and... tweaked but scathingly true to life.
May 19, 2020
A vision about the high culture and the low culture. The Bourdieu perspective nowadays. A film about our social behavior. [Full review in Spanish]
February 12, 2020
The Square has been called a satire, likely because we haven't developed a popular term for a film that, though drawn in exaggerated lines, at its foundation is hopeless and doesn't mean to teach us anything with its hopelessness.
February 8, 2020
As much as The Square enjoys poking fun at the buffoonery of the art world, it's more interested in what that world represents: a self-sustaining bubble where money, power, and posturing commingle.
February 4, 2020
The reason why The Square works so brilliantly with macabre and laughter is that it mirrors what we see and do everyday.
January 27, 2020
The Square is a bit too cynical for its own good, but reaffirms my belief that the future of cinema can be found in Scandinavia.
January 16, 2020
[A] wickedly funny and insightful film.
October 10, 2019
Ostlund latest satire is as formidably funny as it is a harsh condemnation of estranged humanity.
October 3, 2019
The Square is a bizarre film that has it's moments and Claes Bang is very good at playing suave but awkward.
August 7, 2019
It can be noted that it wants to offer a more global approach, but this is not the feeling that end up being transmitted, and it is a shame. [Full Review in Spanish]
August 3, 2019
With bright moments, 'The Square' seems right and necessary. [Full Review in Spanish]
July 14, 2019
Don't they know it's the end of the world?
July 7, 2019
Christian is the affluent chief curator of an elitist Stockholm art museum preparing to mount an exhibition called "The Square" when he is robbed of his phone, his wallet and, incredibly, his cufflinks.
June 8, 2019
Ostlund's film carries bizarre and hilarious edges.
June 4, 2019
A film that is merely good when it should have been great, insisting on holding our hands and asking "do you get it?" rather than allowing its brilliantly bitter wit to speak for itself.
April 26, 2019
The Square is not really saying something new but it is making its points in a strikingly fresh, satiric way.
March 14, 2019
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.
February 26, 2019
Delightfully unhinged; a viewing experience that can't be conveniently collapsed into review-friendly phrases like "precocious art world satire" or "modern morality play". The Square is both of these things, and more.
January 29, 2019
Regardless of its long duration and wacky side, there are genius moves and several engrossing parts...
January 26, 2019
This is a finely honed machine that hits a perfect blend of thoughtful and intellectual commentary, while also being impossible to pry your eyes away from, minute by minute.
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