The Square
The Square (2010)

Lovers Ray and Carla plan to burn down her house at Christmas, to run off with her husband's drug money. Ray has a side scheme going too, taking kickbacks on the love hotel project whose construction he's managing. The suburban… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: August 24, 2010
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86%
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User Score
69%



Critic Score: 86% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: The Square may not quite live up to the modern noir classics that inspired it, but with twists and tension to spare, it comes admirably close.

Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel

A taut, well-executed if somewhat predictable riff on the murderous caper-that-goes-wrong theme that has anchored sexy, blood-stained crime pictures from The Postman Always Rings Twice to Before the Devil Knows You're Dead.

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Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic

A perverse delight, the rare film that makes you feel good about feeling bad (or at least watching others do so).

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

This kind of crime film is not easy to make, and the Edgertons have done an admirable job with The Square.

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Sheri Linden
Hollywood Reporter

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

Tom Long
Detroit News

Things go from bad to worse to downright disastrous in the enthralling Australian import The Square.

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Nick Davis
Nick's Flick Picks

The Square gets plenty of early elements in place to promise something more special than it ultimately becomes... Even a strong first impression can't survive such a flailing resolution.

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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer

It's as if filmmaking brothers Joel and Nash Edgerton (Joel cowrote, produced and costars, Nash directed) sat down and said, "Let's watch these suckers wreck their lives, and the lives of everyone around them."

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Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

The Square is a solidly constructed thriller with some missing pieces at the center but vivid splashes of color outside the lines.

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Rob Thomas
Wisconsin State Journal

"The Square": It's Australian for noir, mate.

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Flixster Audience Score: 69% Flixster User Reviews
Bruce Bruce
This is one of the best Australia film's I've ever seen. I am very surprised that some director here in the US has stole the idea, like is done with… More
Shawn Ewing
The square is a realistic thriller that moves at a slow pace and peaks from time to time. This film was a little boring and did not have a big climax like most… More
Cynthia S.
A very dark crime story without a happy ending. Lots of twists and turns. You get deeper, and deeper, into the movie as the characters lives unravel. Amazing… More
Josh Lewis
A dark and gloomy thriller with little hope for its characters and yet still gripping from start to finish thanks to strong performances and a tense screenplay.… More
Anthony Lawrie
The Square explores a fairly common concept but it does so with such a gritty realism it feels very original. Nash Edgerton has sadistic tendencies, The Square… More
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Cast: David Roberts, Claire van der Boom, Joel Edgerton, Anthony Hayes, Peter Phelps, Bill Hunter, Damon Herriman, Brendan Donoghue, Kieran Darcy-Smith, Lucy… More