Midsommar

Midsommar

(2019)

Let the festivities begin.

Florence Pugh (Lady Macbeth) plays a reluctant young woman who joins her boyfriend in a mysterious summer retreat camp in this "something's not quite right" horror from the director of Hereditary.... More

After a family tragedy keeps Dani (Pugh) and Christian's (Jack Reynor, Sing Street) failing relationship alive, a grieving Dani invites herself to join Christian and his friends at a summer festival in a remote Swedish village. But the seemingly carefree vacation takes a sinister turn when the insular villagers invite their guests to partake in festivities that render the idyllic landscape increasingly unnerving.Hide

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  • Midsommar is the horror movie to beat in 2019. Caution: contains distressing amounts of folk music. Full Review

  • A savage yet evolved slice of Swedish folk-horror, Ari Aster's hallucinatory follow-up to Hereditary proves him a horror director with no peer. Full Review

  • Midsommar presents a ruthless take on the rituals of processing grief and letting go, excavating the caverns of broken relationships and the nauseous truths of why we stay in them. Full Review

  • Once the real fireworks start to ignite, you realise how powerfully the film's themes resonate when they're given room to breathe. It's just a shame it takes so long to bring them into focus. Full Review

  • Sometimes hypnotic, sometimes overcooked, always intriguing, "Midsommar" occasionally falls flat, but Florence Pugh holds the film together - especially when its plotting stumbles or its shocks grow predictable. Full Review

  • Midsommar is a shocking piece of filmmaking-unnervingly competent even when the film yaws into silliness, even when it risks tedium. Full Review

  • Midsommar will rock you back on your feet in it's opening moments and never let you get your bearings. You'll be shocked before the opening credits even roll. You'll squirm through every frame of Dani's descent into delirious nightmare. Full Review

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