Vivarium (2019) - Rotten Tomatoes


Vivarium (2019)




Critic Consensus: Vivarium may confound almost as often as it intrigues, but this well-acted sci-fi/horror hybrid has interesting ideas -- and explores them with style.

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A young woman who, along with her boyfriend, is in desperate search of the perfect starter home. After following a mysterious real estate agent to a new housing development, the couple finds themselves trapped in a constantly changing and yet frustratingly identical suburban neighborhood.


Critic Reviews for Vivarium

All Critics (23) | Top Critics (4)

We're not mad at you, "Vivarium," we're just disappointed.

December 11, 2019 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Through focused storytelling, expansive imagination and some calibrated madness, Vivarium becomes a wild ride within the confines of a nightmarish lifestyle.

July 22, 2019 | Full Review…

The movie leaves the audience every bit as numb as the characters are supposed to be.

May 18, 2019 | Full Review…

It is a superior genre piece at heart, but elevated by its high-calibre leads Imogen Poots and Jesse Eisenberg, plus a script rich in political and cultural resonance.

May 18, 2019 | Full Review…

Vivarium is a unique piece of storytelling that differs from anything else, and is brave in being a piece of film that only holds negative emotions and pure misery.

January 19, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Finnegan has a winner with Vivarium. It might be a little full of itself but it's so mysterious, odd, and well-made that it's worth it.

December 11, 2019 | Full Review…

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