Reviews: Midsommar (2019)

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  • Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews
    • Excerpt: Aster’s sophomore film is a bit like the writing on the walls in his first – intriguing and unsettling, begging for further analysis, yet probably offering nothing more than we see on the surface.
  • Karl Delossantos @ Smash Cut Reviews
    • Excerpt: Though it’s impeccably shot and directed with the same unflinching intensity and confidence of director Ari Aster’s masterpiece directorial debut Hereditary, I left Midsommar feeling disturbed, but empty.
  • Herman Dhaliwal @ Cinema Sanctum
    • Excerpt: Ari Aster’s new horror film is a wild and weird experience that takes enough big swings to make up for repetitive themes and ideas.
  • James Jay Edwards @ FilmFracture
  • Candice Frederick @ The Wrap
  • Mark Hobin @ Fast Film Reviews
    • Excerpt: An effective psychological drama that induces dread in a way I’ve rarely felt.
  • MaryAnn Johanson @
    • Excerpt: It’s hard to escape the sense that Ari Aster is getting off on Florence Pugh sobbing and screaming as he fetishizes her terror and torment. And none of it is in the pursuit of any meaning or message.
  • Jeremy Kibler @ The Artful Critic
    • Excerpt: Watching a decaying relationship be tested in a communal camp of questionable traditions, “Midsommar” isn’t an easy two-and-a-half-hour trip to take, but the experience is an unforgettably disquieting one that crawls under the skin and will dash any plans of making a bucket-list trip to Sweden.
  • Brent McKnight @ The Last Thing I See
    • Excerpt: Low trash masquerading as high art, and I’m here for it.
  • Simon Miraudo @ Student Edge
    • Excerpt: Midsommar arrives in cinemas 12 months after writer-director Ari Aster’s previous effort, and even the passing of a lunar year feels too soon for anyone to safely re-enter his orbit.
  • Jared Mobarak @
    • Excerpt: Midsommar’s blueprint is very tidy and yet the pieces within are too messy to hide their artificiality. The imagery born from that messiness is effectively unsettling, but too much of it feels inconsequential to the whole.
  • Kevin Ranson @
    • Excerpt: … a substance-induced descent into the madness of strangers, viewed in plain sight under a bright sun instead of hidden in shadow… this time providing a unique light at the end of a blood-drenched tunnel.
  • [New] | Amir Siregar @ Amir at the Movies [Indonesian]
    • Excerpt: From start to finish, ‘Midsommar’ is designed to make you feel uncomfortable and unnerved while also providing a spectacular setup that gives the story much more depth than your average horror film. Another testament of Ari Aster as a powerhouse and uncompromising filmmaker.
  • Gregory J. Smalley @ 366 Weird Movies
    • Excerpt: With just two features under his belt, Ari Aster impresses with his ability to encase deep and painful psychological dramas inside true-to-form horror stories.
  • Andrew Wyatt @ The Lens

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