Under the Tree (Undir trénu) Reviews

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July 20, 2018
Grim stuff, gloriously so.
July 19, 2018
Sigurdsson has crafted an exhilaratingly sly dark comedy about ordinary suburbanite folk going from unglued to unhinged to ultimately undone.
July 13, 2018
A less interesting movie might simply have served up a headlong plunge into the abyss - but Sigurdsson gives us a tiny flicker of light.
July 10, 2018
Sigurdsson clearly has his finger on the pulse, not only of smoothly engrossing filmmaking, but also his own anxious times.
July 6, 2018
What makes it a better-than-average satire on the unthinking hostilities that human beings are prone to is its steady intelligence, combined with a humor sometimes so dry as to be undetectable.
July 6, 2018
You know about good things and small packages; this is a dark and startling thing in a brightly wrapped package, and the brightness is all the more misleading because the action takes place during Iceland's radiant summer.
July 12, 2019
The movie's humor is cooked at low temperature, discreetly, with small explosions of cruelty.
February 28, 2019
A deliciously dark satire that examines the fragile nature of civility in a suburban setting, where it can take very little to provoke savagery and the collapse of a delicate social order.
January 8, 2019
Like something from Fargo, you'll laugh, feel bad for laughing, and then laugh again, with the crisp but stylish cinematography and direction also bringing to mind the same Coen classic.
December 3, 2018
While some of the story seems a bit contrived, the overall plot of the film is solid and believable. The characters are well defined and the actors are all quite convincing.
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