Barbarian

critic Reviews

, 92% Certified Fresh Tomatometer Score
  • Smart, darkly humorous, and above all scary, Barbarian offers a chilling and consistently unpredictable thrill ride for horror fans.
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    Larushka Ivan-Zadehmetro.co.uk
    Like the best horrors, it's 'about' stuff -- gentrification, abuse, toxic masculinity, taking responsibility. There's also plenty of jump scares.
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    Celia MattisonBuzzFeed News
    Barbarian is a timely depiction of youth anxiety toward a territorial older class and an older generation’s disdain for an entitled, aimless youth.
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    David SimsThe Atlantic
    Barbarian serves up all the requisite thrills with panache, but it also provokes deeper, longer-lasting reflections.
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    Ed PottonTimes (UK)
    A gleefully scary and inventive tale that’s full of disarming twists and #MeToo undertones.
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    Wendy IdeObserver (UK)
    For the most part, it’s one of the most bracingly effective chillers of the year.
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    Siddhant AdlakhaEmpire Magazine
    Wildly unpredictable, Barbarian begins as a tale of awkward circumstance, before mutating into something intensely claustrophobic, satirically amusing, and in its best moments, both.
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    Tamma MokshaThe Hindu
    The use of familiar horror film tropes and turning them on their head, and re-inventing the format of storytelling for the screen makes the experience of watching Zach Cregger's Barbarian exciting and even inspiring.
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    Sarah VincentSarah G Vincent Views
    The film feels like an unofficial sidequel to “Nope” (2022) Tess and Keith are genuine artists trying to reinvigorate a community and creating one out of the ashes of capitalism by deliberately occupying a rundown neighborhood and forming a unit.
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    Emma-Jane BettsThe Digital Fix
    Barbarian is a flick that shines with potential and still manages to stand as a worthy watch for any fan of the horror genre.
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    Nadine WhitneyThe Curb
    With Barbarian Cregger clearly knows what he’s doing with a horror film. He’s absolutely aware of the tropes and pulls the audience in, tricks them, pulls them in again, and comes up with bizarre and visceral horror.
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