• The Square (2017)

The Square

Release Date: October 27th, 2017

DVD Release Date: January 30th, 2018

R |2 hr 22 min

Plot Summary

Disaster strikes when a curator hires a public relations team to build some buzz for his renowned Swedish museum.

Cast: Claes Bang, Elisabeth Moss, Dominic West, Terry Notary, Linda Anborg, Christopher Læssø, Annica Liljeblad, Emelie Beckius

Director: Ruben Östlund

Genres: Comedy

Production Co: Plattform Produktion

Ratings & Reviews

  • 90
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    The Square is too long at 150 minutes and occasionally falls into the sort of preciosity it loves to deride. But the film is full of delicious riffs. show more

  • 80
    Lee MarshallScreen International

    In all its flawed brilliance, The Square remains an original, visceral, uncomfortable and essential viewing experience. show more

  • 80
    Todd McCarthyThe Hollywood Reporter

    What’s perhaps most impressive about Ostlund’s evolving style as a filmmaker and social commentator is his compulsion to enrich every scene he creates with a multitude of tones and nuances across the serio-comic spectrum. He’s like a virtuoso chef driven to try increasingly wild combinations of spices and ingredients; often the result is terrific, once in a while it’s too much. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com


Nominated Best Screenplay
Guldbagge Award (2018)
Nominated Best Foreign Language Film
Nominated Best Picture
Guldbagge Award (2018)
Winner Best Cinematography
Guldbagge Award (2018)
Nominated Best Set Design
Guldbagge Award (2018)
Nominated Foreign Language Film