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"...[Von Trier is] fearless in showing off his cinematic know-how....Powerfully played by [Sukowa]..." New York Times "...A comic-fantasy nightmare of the wickedest kind. It utilizes high-tech mixed media, audacious rear projection and shifts in pigment..." -- 3 1/2 out of 4 starsUSA Today "...The movie conceals its trump cards smartly, then plays them to full dramatic effect....It is a splendid movie..." Film Comment "...It's innovative in its technique....Von Trier works up an inky, hermetic nightmare universe that is visually eloquent..."Los Angeles Times "...Striking and visually beautiful..." Chicago Sun-Times "...Visually arresting..." Sight and Sound "Lars von Trier's first big splash was this lucid-dreamt 1991 ride deep into the heart of postwar guilt."Film Comment "It's one part CASABLANCA, two parts ERASERHEAD, and all parts excellent." -- Grade: AEntertainment Weekly47.90318

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"[N]o film addict will want to miss his cinematic brilliance." Rolling Stone "[A] bracing satire of the legacy of slavery in the United States." New York Times 3 stars out of 4 -- "[Von Trier's] methods remain compelling. And he does have nerve." Premiere "There is something horribly eloquent...in the way von Trier accommodates an action and its consequence in a single frame." Sight and Sound "Von Trier scores some good points -- the parallels with Iraq are obvious..." Uncut 3 stars out of 5 -- "Von Trier scratches awaywith his typically fierce polemicism..." Total Film 4 stars out of 5 -- "A fearless critique of America's brutal past...quite unlike anything else in mainstream cinema." Ultimate DVD47.33428

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"...Kept afloat by von Trier's extraordinary visual flair..."Sight and Sound47.33428

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"...The left-field extravaganza of the year....Adroit as well as funny..." Premiere "...As colourful a collection of oddballs as you could wish to see..." Sight and Sound "...[A] slice of Danish surrealism....Haunt[s] like a vivid dream." -- Rating: B Entertainment Weekly "...[THE KINGDOM] shows that Trier has the sharpest, blackest sense of humor in modern Europe..." Film Comment "...The film never forsakes its tone of deadpan earnestness....A prolonged tongue-in-cheek assault on film and television realism and ultimately on rationality itself..." New York Times47.33428

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Spin (12/99, p.221) - "...ancient Swedish soul music so dark with pagan brooding and mysticism it coulda made [Lars Von Trier] rethink his bias [for portraying Swedes as rationalists]..."Dirty Linen (2-3/00, p.54) - "...impressive....All 3 musicians sing and play different instruments, and together they generate more variety and drive than many groups twice their size....the very open feeling of the arrangements, and the material...is excellent..."0.9481678

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3 stars out of 5 -- "The beautifully shot banquet is full of scratchy family tensions and acidic asides..."Total Film "[T]he climactic cosmic collision delivers real bang for the bucks..."Sight and Sound 4 stars out of 5 -- "The two actresses excel, while von Trier's use of Wagner on the soundtrack gives the film gravitas and unlikely majesty."Uncut "The filmmaker blends the grand romanticism of Wagnerian music -- specifically the famous prelude from TRISTAN UND ISOLDE -- with swooning dreamscape cinematography that magically melts sight and sound into one." -- Grade: AEntertainment Weekly "Its apocalyptic vision is encouraging in its hopelessness; its star, Kirsten Dunst, luminous in her anguish and devastation."Los Angeles Times "Lars von Trier offers his own, highly personal version of apocalypse: a celestial collision rendered in surprisingly lovely digital effects and accompanied by mighty blasts of Wagner."New York Times 3 stars out of 4 -- "A masterwork of grandeur, millennial angst and high romantic style, MELANCHOLIA takes themes that have marked the best films of 2011 and spins them into a blast of cosmic sparkle dust."Washington Post "[H]auntingly beautiful....An impending apocalypse is evoked with an extraordinary mixture of gravity and grave playfulness."Wall Street Journal "MELANCHOLIA is gorgeous to look at, deeply moody and atmospheric, and it's always in on its own grim little joke."Movieline0.9107354

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3 stars out of 5 -- "The beautifully shot banquet is full of scratchy family tensions and acidic asides..."Total Film "[T]he climactic cosmic collision delivers real bang for the bucks..."Sight and Sound 4 stars out of 5 -- "The two actresses excel, while von Trier's use of Wagner on the soundtrack gives the film gravitas and unlikely majesty."Uncut "The filmmaker blends the grand romanticism of Wagnerian music -- specifically the famous prelude from TRISTAN UND ISOLDE -- with swooning dreamscape cinematography that magically melts sight and sound into one." -- Grade: AEntertainment Weekly "Its apocalyptic vision is encouraging in its hopelessness; its star, Kirsten Dunst, luminous in her anguish and devastation."Los Angeles Times "Lars von Trier offers his own, highly personal version of apocalypse: a celestial collision rendered in surprisingly lovely digital effects and accompanied by mighty blasts of Wagner."New York Times 3 stars out of 4 -- "A masterwork of grandeur, millennial angst and high romantic style, MELANCHOLIA takes themes that have marked the best films of 2011 and spins them into a blast of cosmic sparkle dust."Washington Post "[H]auntingly beautiful....An impending apocalypse is evoked with an extraordinary mixture of gravity and grave playfulness."Wall Street Journal "MELANCHOLIA is gorgeous to look at, deeply moody and atmospheric, and it's always in on its own grim little joke."Movieline0.9107354

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"The filmmaker blends the grand romanticism of Wagnerian music -- specifically the famous prelude from TRISTAN UND ISOLDE -- with swooning dreamscape cinematography that magically melts sight and sound into one." -- Grade: AEntertainment Weekly "[H]auntingly beautiful....An impending apocalypse is evoked with an extraordinary mixture of gravity and grave playfulness."Wall Street Journal "Lars von Trier offers his own, highly personal version of apocalypse: a celestial collision rendered in surprisingly lovely digital effects and accompanied by mighty blasts of Wagner."New York Times 3 stars out of 5 -- "The beautifully shot banquet is full of scratchy family tensions and acidic asides..."Total Film "[T]he climactic cosmic collision delivers real bang for the bucks..."Sight and Sound "Its apocalyptic vision is encouraging in its hopelessness; its star, Kirsten Dunst, luminous in her anguish and devastation."Los Angeles Times 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "[A] marathon of beauty, sorrow and bone crushing futility..."Box Office 4 stars out of 5 -- "The two actresses excel, while von Trier's use of Wagner on the soundtrack gives the film gravitas and unlikely majesty."Uncut "MELANCHOLIA is gorgeous to look at, deeply moody and atmospheric, and it's always in on its own grim little joke."Movieline 3 stars out of 4 -- "A masterwork of grandeur, millennial angst and high romantic style, MELANCHOLIA takes themes that have marked the best films of 2011 and spins them into a blast of cosmic sparkle dust."Washington Post0.9107354

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"The filmmaker blends the grand romanticism of Wagnerian music -- specifically the famous prelude from TRISTAN UND ISOLDE -- with swooning dreamscape cinematography that magically melts sight and sound into one." -- Grade: AEntertainment Weekly "[H]auntingly beautiful....An impending apocalypse is evoked with an extraordinary mixture of gravity and grave playfulness."Wall Street Journal "Lars von Trier offers his own, highly personal version of apocalypse: a celestial collision rendered in surprisingly lovely digital effects and accompanied by mighty blasts of Wagner."New York Times 3 stars out of 5 -- "The beautifully shot banquet is full of scratchy family tensions and acidic asides..."Total Film "[T]he climactic cosmic collision delivers real bang for the bucks..."Sight and Sound "Its apocalyptic vision is encouraging in its hopelessness; its star, Kirsten Dunst, luminous in her anguish and devastation."Los Angeles Times 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "[A] marathon of beauty, sorrow and bone crushing futility..."Box Office 4 stars out of 5 -- "The two actresses excel, while von Trier's use of Wagner on the soundtrack gives the film gravitas and unlikely majesty."Uncut "MELANCHOLIA is gorgeous to look at, deeply moody and atmospheric, and it's always in on its own grim little joke."Movieline 3 stars out of 4 -- "A masterwork of grandeur, millennial angst and high romantic style, MELANCHOLIA takes themes that have marked the best films of 2011 and spins them into a blast of cosmic sparkle dust."Washington Post0.9107354

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3.5 stars out of 4 -- "The actors take the words and actions at face value and invest them with all the conviction they can."Chicago Sun-Times "[The cinematographer] has created a succession of somber images that refuse to loosen their grip..."Wall Street Journal "The images will singe your eyeballs. Dafoe and Gainsbourg, who won the Best Actress prize at Cannes, fills the screen with ferocity and feeling."Rolling Stone "Shooting on high-definition digital, director of photography Anthony Dod Mantle coaxes a textured, layered richness from a limited palette of woodland shadows..."Movieline 4 stars out of 5 -- "It's melodramatic, explicit, bleak -- and it looks and sounds incredible....A harrowing exploration of gender, grief and the power of nature..."Total Film 4 stars out of 5 -- "Von Trier's woodland setting is a palpably creepy setting, evoking everything from Shakespeare's dark, enchanted forests to THE EVIL DEAD."Uncut0.6237879

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3.5 stars out of 4 -- "The actors take the words and actions at face value and invest them with all the conviction they can."Chicago Sun-Times "[The cinematographer] has created a succession of somber images that refuse to loosen their grip..."Wall Street Journal "The images will singe your eyeballs. Dafoe and Gainsbourg, who won the Best Actress prize at Cannes, fills the screen with ferocity and feeling."Rolling Stone "Shooting on high-definition digital, director of photography Anthony Dod Mantle coaxes a textured, layered richness from a limited palette of woodland shadows..."Movieline 4 stars out of 5 -- "It's melodramatic, explicit, bleak -- and it looks and sounds incredible....A harrowing exploration of gender, grief and the power of nature..."Total Film 4 stars out of 5 -- "Von Trier's woodland setting is a palpably creepy setting, evoking everything from Shakespeare's dark, enchanted forests to THE EVIL DEAD."Uncut0.4990303

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3.5 stars out of 4 -- "The actors take the words and actions at face value and invest them with all the conviction they can."Chicago Sun-Times "[The cinematographer] has created a succession of somber images that refuse to loosen their grip..."Wall Street Journal "The images will singe your eyeballs. Dafoe and Gainsbourg, who won the Best Actress prize at Cannes, fills the screen with ferocity and feeling."Rolling Stone "Shooting on high-definition digital, director of photography Anthony Dod Mantle coaxes a textured, layered richness from a limited palette of woodland shadows..."Movieline 4 stars out of 5 -- "It's melodramatic, explicit, bleak -- and it looks and sounds incredible....A harrowing exploration of gender, grief and the power of nature..."Total Film 4 stars out of 5 -- "Von Trier's woodland setting is a palpably creepy setting, evoking everything from Shakespeare's dark, enchanted forests to THE EVIL DEAD."Uncut0.4990303

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3.5 stars out of 4 -- "The actors take the words and actions at face value and invest them with all the conviction they can."Chicago Sun-Times "[The cinematographer] has created a succession of somber images that refuse to loosen their grip..."Wall Street Journal "The images will singe your eyeballs. Dafoe and Gainsbourg, who won the Best Actress prize at Cannes, fills the screen with ferocity and feeling."Rolling Stone "Shooting on high-definition digital, director of photography Anthony Dod Mantle coaxes a textured, layered richness from a limited palette of woodland shadows..."Movieline 4 stars out of 5 -- "It's melodramatic, explicit, bleak -- and it looks and sounds incredible....A harrowing exploration of gender, grief and the power of nature..."Total Film 4 stars out of 5 -- "Von Trier's woodland setting is a palpably creepy setting, evoking everything from Shakespeare's dark, enchanted forests to THE EVIL DEAD."Uncut0.4990303

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3 stars out of 5 -- "Anders Danielsen Lie gives a compelling, deep-etched lead turn, and you'll find yourself drawn in as he searches for a reason to continue living."Total Film "[Told] with extraordinary delicacy and acuity....A film which repeatedly subverts expectation and deliberately foregrounds its narrative lurches and bumps..."Sight and Sound "Trier's compassion for what it takes to survive, mixed with the love he bestows on Oslo, is rewardingly profound." -- Grade: AEntertainment Weekly "The lead performance by Anders Danielsen Lie is hypnotic....It's one of the more credible screen portraits of a lost soul in some time."Film Comment "OSLO is an example of strong, confident filmmaking in which nothing is miscalculated or out of place....This portrait of existential despair is beautifully made without being self-conscious about its art."Los Angeles Times "[Trier] writes his hero into a tight corner, but finds a simultaneously graceful and uncompromising way back into the light. Neat trick, that."A.V. Club0.3742727

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"...Anchored in humanity, BREAKING THE WAVES is a film that rolls with the emotions..."Sight and Sound Ranked #10 in Entertainment Weekly's "10 Favorite Films of the '90s" -- "...A vrit mirage....[Watson gives an] indelible performance..."Entertainment Weekly "...A soaring story of love and devotion....Watson is a major find....Graced with delicate, expressive features, she gives an extraordinary performance..."Variety "...Skillful and provocative filmmaking....An examination of the nature and power of faith..."Los Angeles Times "...A spellbinder....[Watson's] knockout performance heralds one of the most extraordinary film debuts in ages..."Rolling Stone "Its raw emotionalism and documentary-style technique are the lifeblood of von Trier's own Dogma 95 movement, and just seven years later, it already feels like a classic."Premiere0.3118939

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