Alps (2012)

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… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: December 4, 2012
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Critic Score: 76% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
David Jenkins
Time Out

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.

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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

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.

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Landon Palmer
Film School Rejects

In fact, you probably shouldn't be reading this review if you have an interest in seeing the film.

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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe

An hour and a half of darkening absurdism.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

A film peculiar beyond all understanding, based on a premise that begs belief.

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Emphatically weird, watchable and niche.

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Mark Olsen
Los Angeles Times

The film takes some deciphering, but once a viewer cracks its code "Alps" opens up into something expansive and rich.

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David Lewis
San Francisco Chronicle

A strange story. A strange world. And strange characters doing even stranger things.

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Miles Fielder
The List

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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 54% Flixster User Reviews
Greg S
A group of four people act as stand-ins for deceased loved ones to help families with the grieving process. The idea isn't a bad one but there is almost no… More
John Ballantine
Make me decidedly neutral on the latest film from Giorgos Lanthimos. I find his films to be very slow in their relevant ions. You almost have to see them twice… More
'Alps'. Morbid, absurd and completely messed up. I'm sure there's some deeper meaning on identity waiting to be gleaned, but it became an… More
Nicolas Korovessis
Giorgos Lanthimos has yet again made a film that people who watch it would want to talk about it. He is a filmmaker with his own distinctive particular style,… More
Walter M.
In "Alps," a young tennis player is gravely injured in an auto accident and is given some hope for making it. In the ambulance, she is asked who her… More