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: 71% 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.

J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

The Commune turns out to be a fairly predictable exercise in neoliberal backlash, as a bunch of free-love radicals crash on the rocks of their own enlightenment.

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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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Matthew Bond
The Mail on Sunday (UK)

With the subtitles clearly struggling to capture the film's constantly shifting dramatic tone, this feels like that rare thing -- a piece of Scandi-drama that simply doesn't translate.

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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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Kathy Fennessy
The Stranger (Seattle, WA)

[Actress Trine] Dyrholm gives a painfully vulnerable performance which makes up for a few melodramatic moments towards the end.

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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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Karen Gordon
Original Cin

[Thomas] Vinterberg sets up a scenario that begs for subtle depth and then walks away. And so do the characters.

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Flixster Audience Score: 59% 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