The Nest

critic Reviews

, 89% 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.
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    Justin ChangLos Angeles Times
    What makes Durkin's vision so powerfully unsettling is its ease with ambiguity, its ability to make cruelty and tenderness seem like flip sides of the same human coin.
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    Leah GreenblattEntertainment Weekly
    You could easily spend the next decade trying to decode its themes.
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    Alison WillmoreNew York Magazine/Vulture
    As a statement on a decade of consumerism, The Nest doesn't have anything particularly new to say, but as a fable of familial dysfunction, it's resonant and, yes, frightening, with nary a ghost in sight.
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    Zachary ShevichTime Out
    As he proved with 'Martha Marcy May Marlene', Durkin is a master of tone, and 'The Nest' is another finely calibrated mood piece.
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    Tim GriersonScreen International
    The payoff for this expert exercise in tonal control may not be sufficiently satisfying, yet it feels in keeping with a story in which there's nothing outwardly wrong with this family - but something's clearly not right.
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    Jake WilsonThe Age (Australia)
    It's more adult, absorbing and carefully made than most current releases, and the central subject -- how a preoccupation with status or material success can lead to disaster -- may well feel uncomfortably close to home.
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    Katie Smith-WongFlick Feast
    The Nest reminds audiences of 'chasing the dream' and the harsh realities that come with it. Although the plot is pretty mundane, Law and Coon makes this an engaging drama.
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    Alistair RyderWeLoveCinema
    Law's performance is, without hyperbole, the strongest work of his entire career.
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    Jack HawkinsHeyUGuys
    Durkin's sophomore effort avoids domestic clichés to depict one of most authentic screen relationships in recent years.
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    Jason AdamsMy New Plaid Pants
    Watch Carrie Coon dance, and smoke, and scream, the movie! Uhh, gladly. Twice!
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