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Midsommar (2019)

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Critic Consensus: Ambitious, impressively crafted, and above all unsettling, Midsommar further proves writer-director Ari Aster is a horror auteur to be reckoned with.

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Dani and Christian are a young American couple with a relationship on the brink of falling apart. But after a family tragedy keeps them together, a grieving Dani invites herself to join Christian and his friends on a trip to a once-in-a-lifetime midsummer festival in a remote Swedish village. What begins as a carefree summer holiday in a land of eternal sunlight takes a sinister turn when the insular villagers invite their guests to partake in festivities that render the pastoral paradise increasingly unnerving and viscerally disturbing. From the visionary mind of Ari Aster comes a dread-soaked cinematic fairytale where a world of darkness unfolds in broad daylight.

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I was never, even for one second, feeling the length... I found it so unsettling and sinister. At moments it was a little uneven, but it's so watchable and gets under your skin in a really creepy way.

October 1, 2019 | Full Review…

Even more than Hereditary, Midsommar lives on the edge where horror meets absurdity, prompting the kind of laughter that comes from not knowing how else to respond.

August 9, 2019 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

Midsommar mostly takes place in Sweden, but at its core is a particularly American sense of rootlessness.

July 26, 2019 | Full Review…

"Midsommar" isn't just a great horror movie... It is also one of the best movies ever made about living with mental illness.

July 15, 2019 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…

Grim, grisly and downright sickening, Midsommar is a feel-bad horror film about suicide, mercy killings, insanity, graphic nudity, religious hysteria, and the kind of grotesque imagery that exists for no other reason than shock value.

July 9, 2019 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
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With her scared eyes, alert line-readings and Lillian Gish looks, Miss Pugh, late of Lady Macbeth, ensures it is much better than it might have been anyway.

July 9, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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