Antichrist (2009)

A grieving couple retreat to 'Eden', their isolated cabin in the woods, where they hope to repair their broken hearts and troubled marriage. But nature takes its course and things go from bad to worse.

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: October 23, 2009
DVD Release Date: March 1, 2010
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Critic Score: 51% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Gruesome, explicit and highly controversial; Lars Von Triers arthouse-horror, though beautifully shot, is no easy ride.

Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic

Of course, von Trier wants us to react, to be repulsed, shocked, offended. Mission accomplished.

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Noel Murray
AV Club

Antichrist is a boldly personal film, tossing all von Trier's ideas about faith, fear, and human nature into an unfettered phantasmagoria, full of repulsive visions and fierce scorn.

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Sean Axmaker
Stream on Demand

... a portrait of marriage as a morass of anger, suspicion and power ... that von Trier twists into a diseased hell: paradise rotted.

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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald

Von Trier, never exactly an optimist, has never been this gloomy and pessimistic. Antichrist is the feel-bad movie of the year.

Tom Long
Detroit News

Self-loathing, mean, ugly and perfectly made, Antichrist is probably the best film ever that you'd recommend to absolutely no one.

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Jenni Miller
Bust Magazine

If you can stomach the violence, which is something that rivals Saw VI, it is beautifully crafted and unlike anything in theaters today.

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Christopher Kelly
Dallas Morning News

Antichrist is a unique form of cruel and unusual punishment: an unrelenting orgy of graphic sex, violence and cynicism that also manages to be wildly pretentious.

Peter Howell
Toronto Star

Antichrist ends up being more unnerving than it is terrifying, and a lot funnier than it's supposed to be.

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Scott Weinberg

A confrontational film that dances between the sublime, the mundane, and the shocking with little to no regard for audience expectations.

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Flixster Audience Score: 55% Flixster User Reviews
Spencer S.
A far warning to those who can't deal with anything shocking, horrific, gross, or evil: this is not the film for you. Walk away, tuck yourself in, and go… More
paul sandberg
In presenting such a radical and polarizing title, Lars Von Triers asks the central questions: Where does evil come from, and is man an inherently evil species.… More
Alex roy
Lars Von Trier is a unique filmmaker that has a style that I would describe as eccentric, haunting, yet somewhat beautiful. With Antichrist he crafts a film… More
Pierluigi Puccini
Von Trier has never been my cup of tea, and here he is flexing his provocateur nature to the extreme. this vaguely reminded me of some psychosexual themes… More
Sam Barnett
A valiant, unsurprisingly ballsy and undeniably beautiful attempt by von Trier at creating a horror movie that goes deep into primal human fears than the… More
Jim Hunter
After the death of their son, a therapist treats his grieving wife, but when they go to the woods, the locus of "her fear," supernatural… More