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  • 50
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Depending on your reaction to the cinematic outrages perpetrated by Danish director Lars von Trier (remember Dogville?), you might want to add or subtract two stars from the halfway (half-assed?) rating I just gave Antichrist. show more

  • 50
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    For 70 minutes, Antichrist is a rare exploration of pain, featuring two actors collaborating with each other in agonizing and intimate ways. It also contains some of the best work Gainsbourg has ever done on screen. And then - if I put it more gently I wouldn't really be saying it - director Lars von Trier loses his mind. show more

  • 25
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    Antichrist is probably the most disturbing, bleak and self-indulgent film ever made. show more

  • 70
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    By turns repellent, powerful and ludicrous, Antichrist piles horror on horror with pitiless passion. show more

  • 25
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    I'm ripping up my Lars Von Trier fan club card. show more

  • 20
    Joe Neumaier New York Daily News

    Von Trier ("Breaking the Waves," "Dogville") has no barriers, which absolutely can be a good thing. Here, though, his uninhibited nature is an omen of the pretentious butchery to come. show more

  • 60
    The Hollywood Reporter

    Visually gorgeous to a fault and teeming with grandiose if often fascinating ideas that overwhelm the modest story that serves as their vehicle, this may be the least artistically successful film von Trier has ever made. show more

  • 60
    Mark Jenkins NPR

    For a hymn to panic and hostility, the movie is curiously artful. But only the most sympathetic viewers will find that its poetry outweighs its belligerence. show more

  • 88
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    More than anything else, I responded to the performances. Feature films may be fiction, but they are certainly documentaries showing actors in front of a camera. Both Dafoe and Gainsbourg have been risk takers, as anyone working with von Trier must be. The ways they're called upon to act in this film are extraordinary. They respond without hesitation. More important, they convince. show more

  • 88
    Michael Phillips Chicago Tribune

    I’m inclined to agree with a colleague who told me he could swing with Antichrist when it was simply unstable but couldn’t go with it when it turned insane. show more

  • December 05, 2010 Blondefox1079
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    horrible move..made no sense at all..genital mutilation..babies falling out of windows..strange animals..person has to be high on acid to understand this bulls@#%t!!

  • November 13, 2009 Jayb4446
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    Just a dumbass foreign film that makes no sense at all. Totally confusing porn flick.

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