The Nest

critic Reviews

, 88% Certified Fresh Tomatometer Score
  • An effective pairing of period setting and timeless themes, The Nest wrings additional tension out of its unsettling story with an outstanding pair of lead performances.
  • , Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Ty BurrBoston Globe
    You may want more.
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  • , Fresh Tomatometer Score
    David FearRolling Stone
    Law and Coon aren't the only reason to see Durkin's marital nightmare of a movie, but they are the main reason to see it
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  • , Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Richard RoeperChicago Sun-Times
    There's beauty in the small moments of this downbeat and dark family drama.
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    Matt Zoller SeitzRogerEbert.com
    As devastating as The Nest often is, the sheer beauty of individual moments is still elating.
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  • , Rotten Tomatometer Score
    Oliver JonesObserver
    It looks like a horror movie, swims like a horror movie, and quacks like a horror movie, but it isn't a horror movie. So then what the hell is it?
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  • , Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Mike D'AngeloAV Club
    Even if you're not entirely sold by the idea of an Antonioni-esque alienation drama shot as if it were I Am The Pretty Thing That Lives In The House (and why the hell wouldn't you be?!), The Nest is well worth seeing just for its two central performances.
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  • , Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Sean P. MeansThe Movie Cricket
    Whether it's the routine of Rory bringing Allison her morning coffee or the way Allison stashes a wad of cash where Rory can't find it, Durkin creates entire lives with small moments. When the moments get bigger, Law and Coon are up to them.
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  • , Rotten Tomatometer Score
    Martha K. BakerKDHX (St. Louis)
    Durkin's latest tale keeps do-si-do-ing around a real plot with real characters, but "The Nest," like "Mary Marcy May Marlene," is exhausting and a little embarrassing.
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    Sara Michelle FettersMovieFreak.com
    Sean Durkin's The Nest is a stinging marital drama that's nothing short of superb.
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    Todd JorgensonCinemalogue
    Terrific performances elevate this multilayered domestic drama, which doubles as a cautionary lesson in personal finance.
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