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  • Ambitious, impressively crafted, and above all unsettling, Midsommar further proves writer-director Ari Aster is a horror auteur to be reckoned with.
  • Matthew
    "Midsommar" isn't just a great horror movie... It is also one of the best movies ever made about living with mental illness.
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  • Rex ReedObserver
    Grim, grisly and downright sickening, Midsommar is a feel-bad horror film about suicide, mercy killings, insanity, graphic nudity, religious hysteria, and the kind of grotesque imagery that exists for no other reason than shock value.
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  • Scott MarksSan Diego Reader
    Don't let the studio-manufactured hype fool you; this is a midsummer's matinee bore.
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  • James BerardinelliReelViews
    Midsommar has that sort of staying power, which makes it a better choice for horror aficionados than the other midsummer garbage currently being dumped into theaters.
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  • Chris HewittMinneapolis Star Tribune
    "Midsommar" is an upsetting movie, and I mean that word in pretty much every way you can think of... But the truth is that he's just two movies into his career, and it's probably only a matter of time before he figures out how to stick the landing.
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  • Josephine LivingstoneThe New Republic
    Ari Aster's folk-horror flick is frightening, beautiful, and just a little unhinged.
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  • Matt BrunsonFilm Frenzy
    A motion picture so bleak that it makes the auteur's earlier film, Hereditary, seem almost as cheerful and lighthearted as Mamma Mia! by comparison.
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  • Sarah MarrsLainey Gossip
    This is a film meant to be examined from every angle, but first you just have to let it wash over you like a weird, violent waterfall.
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  • Kent GarrisonMad About Movies Podcast
    Ari Aster honestly might be the next Kubrick. He pushes the limits of the medium in almost every way, and the results are stunning.
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  • Linda CookQuad City Times (Davenport, IA)
    'Midsommar' is superlative film making with disturbing horror.
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