The Worst Person in the World

critic Reviews

, 96% Certified Fresh Tomatometer Score
  • The Worst Person in the World concludes Joachim Trier's Oslo Trilogy with a romantic comedy that delightfully subverts the genre's well-worn tropes.
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    Alissa WilkinsonVox
    It’s sobering and moving, without too many contrivances or too much sentimentality.
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    Mark KermodeObserver (UK)
    Blending melancholy wistfulness with unruly energy and piercing humour, it’s a down-to-earth tale of love and death, boosted by a brilliantly believable central performance and elevated by fantastical moments of hallucinogenic horror and ecstatic joy.
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    Charlotte O'SullivanLondon Evening Standard
    When the wind blows, and on many other occasions, this is the best film in the world.
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    Kevin MaherTimes (UK)
    Some sequences simply don’t work. But Reinsve’s performance, warm and fearless, more than compensates and Trier should be celebrated for his ambition and, more importantly, for going there.
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    Clarisse LoughreyIndependent (UK)
    The Worst Person in the World carries a shimmery feeling of definitiveness to it. It’s the rare piece of art actually invested in why an entire generation can seem so aimless and indecisive.
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    Ryan GilbeyNew Statesman
    The endlessly engaging Reinsve... couldn’t play second fiddle if she tried. She brings Julie’s equivocal nature vividly to life without ever slipping into vagueness herself, and supplies the lingering warmth in this fast-moving film.
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    Leonardo Garcia TsaoLa Jornada
    Simultaneously a rom com, a character study and a coming-of-age drama... [Full review in Spanish]
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    Jeffrey OverstreetLooking Closer
    It’s one of the most thoughtful movies about human nature — and one of the most thoughtful about a woman — that I’ve seen since the peak of Kieslowski.
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    Brian EggertDeep Focus Review
    About the long process of accepting that some opportunities will be missed, some choices will be regretted, but to keep trying new things, Trier’s film and Reinsve’s performance feel alive and urgently explored.
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    Erick EstradaCinegarage
    It centers on the possibilities of love even though it clearly demonstrates the impossibilities of that love. [Full review in Spanish]
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