The Commune (Kollektivet)
The Commune (Kollektivet) (2017)

The new film by lauded Danish director Thomas Vinterberg (The Celebration, The Hunt) examines the fallout from the social upheavals of the 1970s through the microcosm of a Copenhagen commune. Anna (Trine Dyrholm, who won Best Actress at the… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: May 19, 2017
DVD Release Date: May 19, 2017
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Critic Score: 73% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: The Commune may not stand with Thomas Vinterberg's greatest work, but the end results remain thought-provoking and overall absorbing.

Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

Dyrholm gives the kind of wrenching performance that would have inspired Ingmar Bergman to adopt her as his muse.

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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor

Dyrholm's extraordinary performance is conspicuously better than Thomsen's. She's the best - the only - reason to check out The Commune.

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Ken Eisner
Georgia Straight

A nostalgic look at Danish life in the 1970s, this smartly shot movie's a relatively relaxed departure for the usually intense Thomas Vinterberg.

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Pat Padua
Washington Post

Dyrholm ... movingly captures the struggles of a middle-aged career woman who revels in the new freedoms of the 1970s, while ultimately falling victim to them.

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Sheila O'Malley
RogerEbert.com

These are all fascinating concepts, but The Commune isn't all that interested in exploring them.

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Chris Knight
National Post

What follows is an incredible performance by Dyrholm as a woman doing her best to keep things together when her entire world seems to be falling apart, and with everyone right there to witness the unraveling.

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Walter V. Addiego
San Francisco Chronicle

"The Commune" doesn't pull its punches: We're shown that nontraditional households can be very taxing on individuals and are anything but good medicine for stale marriages.

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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger

Dramatic contrasts and contradictions abound in "The Commune," but it finds room for quieter things, too.

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Brian Orndorf
Blu-ray.com

Vinterberg oversees excellent performances and crushing turns of plot.

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Flixster Audience Score: 57% Flixster User Reviews
Daniel Parsons
A very funny two first thirds and a beautifully acted, those less engaging, final third - it remains an always interesting film and has beautiful period detail,… More