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

Directed By:
Rated: Unrated
Running Time:
Release Date: May 19, 2017
DVD Release Date: May 19, 2017
Add Your Rating
Rotten Tomatoes™
Critic Score
User Score

Showtimes Date: 
No showtimes available near this location for this date

Available Online

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.

Full review…
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.

Full review…
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.

Full review…
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.

Full review…
Sheila O'Malley

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

Full review…
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.

Full review…
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.

Full review…
Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger

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

Full review…
Brian Orndorf

Vinterberg oversees excellent performances and crushing turns of plot.

Full review…
More reviews for The Commune (Kollektivet)

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