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Antichrist

2010-10-19 11:08
 
Antichrist

What it's about:
 
A grieving couple retreat to 'Eden', their isolated cabin in the woods, where they hope to repair their broken hearts and troubled marriage. But nature takes its course and things go from bad to worse…

What the critics thought:

"Von Trier has said he wanted to make a genre horror picture, but he couldn’t even come up with a decent metaphor: The climax is out of a Grade C hack-’em-up with people chasing each other through the woods with axes and knives."
- David Edelstein, New York Magazine

"Though it's hard to deny the fierce purity of Gainsbourg's performance, Antichrist plays like an incoherent mix of Gothic horror claptrap and Bergmanesque power struggle. I was more bored and puzzled than shattered and provoked."
- David Ansen, Newsweek

"By turns repellent, powerful and ludicrous, Antichrist piles horror on horror with pitiless passion."
- Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal

"The scandal of Antichrist is not that it is grisly or upsetting but that it is so ponderous, so conceptually thin and so dull."
- A.O. Scott, New York Times

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A grieving couple retreats to their cabin in the woods, hoping to repair their broken hearts and troubled marriage. But nature takes its course and things go from bad to worse.

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