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Based on 16 Reviews
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  • 50
    San Francisco Chronicle

    A strange story. A strange world. And strange characters doing even stranger things. show more

  • 80
    Michelle Orange Movieline

    The climax errs on the side of the overwrought and overdetermined, like an earnest adolescent's first attempt at a short story. And yet Papoulia's extraordinary performance lingers, as does the film's provocative existential fog. show more

  • 88
    New York Post

    The movie focuses tightly and obviously on role playing, but the most unsettling observations concern how fragile it all is - our health, our minds, our denial of death. show more

  • 88
    Slant Magazine

    Both a companion piece to and in many ways a reversal of "Dogtooth," it builds on that film's surreally terse style and notions of communication and identity without diluting its singularity or concentration. show more

  • 75
    Wesley Morris Boston Globe

    With "Dogtooth," the point was: Don't try this at home. Now, the expanded lesson is: Don't try this anywhere. show more

  • 75
    Liam Lacey The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    Alps, in spite of its title, is a very flat film, from the shallow focus photography, to the actors' monotone delivery. show more

  • 63
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    A film peculiar beyond all understanding, based on a premise that begs belief. It takes itself with agonizing seriousness, and although it has the form of a parable, I am at a loss to guess its meaning. Yet I was drawn hypnotically into the weirdness. show more

  • 80
    Keith Uhlich Time Out New York

    Puzzling and provocative, Alps has a lingering power and an effect that is thrillingly difficult to define. show more

  • 80
    Xan Brooks The Guardian

    Follow the film-maker. Let him lead you by the nose. Lanthimos knows exactly where he's going. show more

  • 60
    Sara Maria Vizcarrondo Boxoffice Magazine

    The premise is fetching and feels like a mystery, particularly as the film orchestrates its story to make the work of the Alps group seem like a kind of heist. show more

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