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Yorgos Lanthimos's follow-up to his Academy Award nominee (and cult sensation) Dogtooth is another darkly comic, absurdist vision of (in)human relationships, focusing on a mysterious underground organization that helps mourners get over their losses by impersonating the deceased. -- (C) Kino Lorber

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 76%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The reality it takes place in is heightened just enough to make the concept feel ironic, but then all attempt at genuine sentiment subsequently falls flat."
‑ David Jenkins, Time Out
"The movie contains some of the same elements that made [Dogtooth] so startling but they tend to float around rather than coalesce into a singular perspective."
‑ J. R. Jones, Chicago Reader
"In fact, you probably shouldn't be reading this review if you have an interest in seeing the film."
‑ Landon Palmer, Film School Rejects
"What does it mean?"
‑ Philip French, Observer [UK]
"The movie's morbidly funny once you get the hang of it, and climaxes deftly, but for too long Lanthimos feels like he's stalling for no especial purpose."
‑ Tim Robey, Daily Telegraph
"An hour and a half of darkening absurdism."
‑ Wesley Morris, Boston Globe
"A film peculiar beyond all understanding, based on a premise that begs belief."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"Emphatically weird, watchable and niche."
‑ , Scotsman
"From the Greek filmmakers behind the acclaimed anti-thriller Dogtooth, this fiendishly inventive drama is just as complex and telling."
‑ Rich Cline,
"Requires multiple viewings to pick this one apart."
‑ Philip Concannon, Little White Lies
"The film takes some deciphering, but once a viewer cracks its code "Alps" opens up into something expansive and rich."
‑ Mark Olsen, Los Angeles Times
"A strange story. A strange world. And strange characters doing even stranger things."
‑ David Lewis, San Francisco Chronicle
"It's hard to see what, if anything, Lanthimos is saying about modern Greece. And without that clear focus, the film feels a bit off-piste."
‑ Miles Fielder, The List
"Lanthimos is such a distinctive film-maker and nothing he does is without interest - but this is a misfire."
‑ Peter Bradshaw, Guardian
"Lanthimos delivers another heady dose of weirdness. Loopier than a frog sandwich but rather wonderful."
‑ Simon Crook, Empire Magazine
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