• The Square (2010)

The Square

Release Date: April 9th, 2010

R |1 hr 45 min

Plot Summary

Ray (David Roberts), a construction worker trapped in an unhappy marriage, pursues an affair with his neighbor, Carla (Claire van der Boom). Carla's husband, Greg (Anthony Hayes), is a mobster who keeps large sums of drug money in their home. With this in mind, Carla comes up with a plan: She and Ray will steal Greg's money, burn down her house, convince Greg the money was lost in the fire and then run away together. Carla's scheme, however, doesn't go off as planned.

Cast: David Roberts, Claire van der Boom, Joel Edgerton, Anthony Hayes, Peter Phelps, Bill Hunter, Damon Herriman, Brendan Donoghue

Director: Nash Edgerton

Genres: Thriller

Production Co: Film Depot

Keywords: Quest, Dark, Husband, Temptation, House, 2000s, Car, Forbidden love, Wife, Suspenseful

Ratings & Reviews

  • 100
    San Francisco Chronicle

    The Square really tightens the screws - it's so skillfully made it makes you shift uncomfortably to the edge of your seat. It's a binge of cringe. show more

  • 80
    NPR

    Nash and Joel Edgerton, haven't exactly remade "Blood Simple," but they put a fresh spin on the classic Coen premise of amateurs in over their heads. show more

  • 80
    Sheri LindenThe Hollywood Reporter

    A well-made and entertaining descent into a black-comic hell. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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