Force Majeure (2014)
Critic Consensus: Gleefully uncomfortable, Force Majeure is a relationship drama that's hard to watch -- and just as difficult to ignore.
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Critic Reviews for Force Majeure
Östlund and his superb cast have made an odd, gripping movie. Let it rock your world.
Ruben Ostlund's subtle and probing drama lays bare the tensions and misunderstandings in a seemingly happy marriage over the course of a week's skiing holiday.
An essentially hollow contrivance, more concerned with pushing hot buttons and sparking discussion than organically developing characters or probing complex issues.
Audience Reviews for Force Majeure
Family drama that easily could have been half an hour shorter. There is some interesting camera work, but a mix of genuine and oddly forced situations and conversations. Parts of the film feel as slow and exhausting as being in a bad relationship. Still, most of the film, like its random end sequence is oddly memorable.
An uncomfortable and darkly humored examination of masculinity centered on a family man who becomes a pathetic coward due to some hilarious circumstances while his wife hesitates to deal with it - but the film doesn't know how to end and lingers on for two or three scenes longer than it should.
Self inflicted torture. Thank goodness for the fast forward feature as it would hardly move by itself. So much time spent on showing characters walking, sleeping, eating, brushing, skiing, etc. that hardly adds anything to the story. Just filled with too much of nothingness. There were a handful of worthwhile moments, but not enough to overlook its pacing. Being lauded by so many viewers, I kept waiting for something interesting to happen, but in vain eventually. Even at the end, when they show a group of people walking, I hoped something to happen. But they kept walking for a while, and the movie ended there abruptly. Art lovers & elite cinegoers might surely hail this flick as meaningful cinema, but to ME, it's sheer BS & an exercise in futility.
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