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Rated R for some graphic nudity, sexual content and language.

R In Theaters 11/11/2011 , 130min.
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Critic score based on 39 reviews

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June 09, 2013
Fantastic movie. Involving, intriguing, unique. There aren't enough words for this wonderful flick. The well known actors are a plus.
June 04, 2012
Don't waste your time watching this movie. I wasted over an hour of my life on this waste of film. The movie makes no sense, and doesn't hold a solid ************** all over, and it's hard to make sense of what is actually happening. Disappointed :/
May 07, 2012
My 2nd favorite picture of 2011. And I'm feeling guilty. It really should be my first. Kirsten Dunst deserved an Oscar nod. Rosie O'Donnell does not. Bravo!
May 01, 2012
the film is really melancholy, enough to give a certain depression to see the critical state of optimal performance of Kristen Dunst, the film manages to make an optimal transaction for the joy of marriage to the despair of hopelessness. the final explanation of his melancholy is well established and counted and the final scene very nice, the downside is for the entrained rhythm that many times
April 15, 2012
Only the cinematography is good while the plot doesn't really make sense. Okay, she got married with this man, and then what? He totally disappeared in the second half of the film. She got sick and confused in the first half of the film but turns to be the one who's calm as opposed to her sister, who is sensible at the beginning but loses her head in the end. And how does her brother-in-law die?

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For all the tyrannical disdain he's shown other filmmakers over the years, von Trier once again demonstrates a mastery of classical technique, extracting incredibly strong performances from his cast while serving up a sturdy blend of fly-on-the-wall naturalism and jaw-dropping visual effects. Full Review
A.O. Scott
The New York Times
Melancholia is emphatically not what anyone would call a feel-good movie, and yet it nonetheless leaves behind a glow of aesthetic satisfaction. Full Review
Ann Hornaday
Washington Post
As von Trier's ultimate wish-fulfillment fantasy, Melancholia is a broodingly downbeat self-portrait but also the inspiring work of an artist of seemingly boundless imaginative power. Full Review
Anthony Lane
The New Yorker
Von Trier's latest fable is nothing without its blaze of majesty - or, as his detractors would say, its bombast. Full Review
Betsy Sharkey
Los Angeles Times
Firmly rooted in the filmmaker's esoteric, frustrating, provoking, demanding narrative style, the movie is also amazingly romantic - lush, ripe, rich, delicious. Full Review
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