The Square Reviews

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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.
January 26, 2019
Swedish writer-director Ruben Ostlund creates an ingenious high-wire act putting bourgeois beliefs and interpersonal trust to the test.
January 19, 2019
A terrific exemplar of ambitious cringe comedy, executed with great assurance and wit.
January 18, 2019
The Square shows the good condition - powerful and ruthless - of Östlund's creativity, a filmmaker capable of making a world full of comedy that is sometimes dislocated by something totally mysterious or intensely visceral. [Full Review in Spanish]
December 25, 2018
Östlund is questioning the very function of art and while we can read the film in myriad ways, it's unlikely that we're supposed to choose one interpretation.
October 30, 2018
The film runs the risk of becoming an exercise in the very thing it deigns to mock - bourgeois, middlebrow values.
October 28, 2018
Its slights become increasingly less important to me compared to its affecting, memorable strengths.
October 10, 2018
Östlund asking [his social questions] seeks inciting a reaction and yet my experience watching The Square was one of indifference instead.
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