Katalin Varga
Katalin Varga (2009)

Antal Borlan's loving wife never suspected that her devoted and kind husband would be responsible for a past atrocity. Antal believes he has God's forgiveness and that his enduring marriage is testament to his redemption. An… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: February 22, 2010
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Critic Score: 95% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
David Jenkins
Time Out

A film of remarkable assurance and intensity.

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Derek Malcolm
This is London

Like a folk tale crossed with a thriller and road movie. Without a doubt it is one of the best new British films of the year, if you can justly call it fully British.

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Tom Dawson
Film4

Newcomer Peter Strickland's slow-burning tale of female revenge in deepest Romania impresses with its pared-down storytelling, its eerie visual and aural atmosphere and the ambiguity of its characterizations.

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Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses

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Philip French
Observer [UK]

The most striking aspect of a slow, self-consciously poetic film is the complex soundtrack.

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Kevin Maher
Times [UK]

A complex moral terrain and slow-burning tone reminiscent of Pawel Pawlikowski (My Summer of Love) announce the arrival of a genuine film-making talent.

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Stuart McGurk
Times [UK]

Impressive as it is, though, you can't help feeling it's essentially a festival favourite that will be more admired than enjoyed.

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David Parkinson
Empire Magazine

Superb central performances in this tragic drama.

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Peter Bradshaw
Guardian

A slow-moving, insistently gripping, faintly Dostoyevskian tale of violence and retribution set in the swooningly photographed Hungarian countryside.

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Flixster Audience Score: 70% Flixster User Reviews
familiar stranger
It's a story about a rape victim seeking vengeance once her husband discovers the fact some 10-11 years after the unfortunate event. While it's not… More
Nicolas Korovessis
A revenge story from Romania with powerful performances (especially from the lead Hilda Peter) and vivid direction of Peter Strickland who additionally utilises… More
Elvira B
<p>From the beginning we know that Katalin Varga is on to something: after her husband discovers that she was raped 10 years ago and that their child is… More
Gordon A
Stunning sound design and unusual settings lift this revenge tale above the crowd, complemented by an electric central performance.