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.
  • , Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Linda MarricThe Jewish Chronicle
    There's something commendably old fashioned and decidedly unassuming about The Nest. Durkin's direction is both precise and admirably restrained in its depiction of an era famed for its excesses.
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    Wendy IdeObserver (UK)
    The Nest is a belated cautionary tale - this tainted family is a skeleton in the closet of our current socioeconomic climate.
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    Peter BradshawGuardian
    This is a film that swerves away from categorisation.
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    Kevin MaherTimes (UK)
    The movie ploughs ahead through three acts of delicious torture.
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    Clarisse LoughreyIndependent (UK)
    The Nest does, at least, give Law and Coon free rein to tear into their roles like lions into a fresh kill.
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    Tim RobeyDaily Telegraph (UK)
    It's a slippery mood piece which tantalises by imploding on purpose.
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    Jane FreeburyThe Canberra Times (Australia)
    There's plenty of atmosphere and an interesting set-up, but hints at malevolence afoot lose their momentum and the early promise winds up nowhere
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    Rich ClineShadows on the Wall
    Earthy and intriguing, this intensely personal drama has a terrific balance of humour and darkness, keeping the audience on edge with a subtle sense of foreboding.
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    Ella KempiNews.co.uk
    Love is an impenetrable thing for the O'Haras - which makes every begrudging attempt at it even more fascinating to watch in this riveting, reluctant family portrait.
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    Matthew BondThe Mail on Sunday (UK)
    A psychological drama about the 'get rich quick' attitude of the 1980s and the damage it caused.
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