The Square
The Square (2017)

Christian is the respected curator of a contemporary art museum, a divorced but devoted father of two who drives an electric car and supports good causes. His next show is "The Square", an installation which invites passersby to… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: October 27, 2017
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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

The Square is an art installation outside the museum, a little zone in which "we all share equal rights and obligations," and that concept informs much of the film's satire.

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Todd McCarthy
Hollywood Reporter

A potent, disturbing work that explores the boundaries of political correctness, artistic liberty and free speech in provocative ways.

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Mara Reinstein

The sharply observed, wryly funny work for addresses difficult questions about race and class that most people usually just whisper about.

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Brian Tallerico

It's a visually striking, well-performed film that some people will adore and others will hate. I suspect it will be divisive, kind of like all great art, and I think that's exactly how Ostlund wants it.

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Eric Kohn

There's a wonderful character study lurking within the confines of these vignettes, but Ostlund drifts between them in an unwieldy running time that never justifies its heft.

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Rick Kisonak
Seven Days

What other filmmaker could get away with giving Moss' character a chimpanzee for a flatmate and never commenting on it?

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Barry Hertz
Globe and Mail

The Square turns from a sharp art-world satire into something egregiously bonkers, a mish-mash of blunt comic beats and heavy-handed social commentary.

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Bilge Ebiri
Village Voice

Through its somewhat loosely connected, often hilarious vignettes, The Square questions our understanding of honesty, trust, and fellowship.

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Jordan Ruimy
World of Reel

'The Square' is unlike anything you've seen before

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