Midsommar

Midsommar

Midsommar

In this folk-horror from the director of Hereditary, Florence Pugh (Lady Macbeth) plays a troubled young woman who joins her boyfriend and his friends on a trip to a pagan village in Sweden.

After a family tragedy keeps Dani (Pugh) and Christian's (Jack Reynor, Sing Street) failing relationship alive, a grieving Dani invites herself to join Christian and his friends at a summer festival in a remote Swedish village. But the seemingly carefree vacation takes a sinister turn when the insular villagers invite their guests to partake in festivities that render the idyllic landscape increasingly unnerving.

2019Rating: 18, D H L N S V147 minsUSA
HorrorMystery
92%
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Reviews & comments

Flicks

Flicks, Aaron Yap

flicks

Even if Aster overreaches this time round, toiling towards a cathartic exit to a disintegrating relationship that doesn’t completely land, it’s still quite the journey getting there: hilariously off-kilter, visually striking, deliriously inspired in parts, and yes, stark-raving mad.

4.0
0

Another dose of Ari Aster horror, with all the strange and not much interest

Right off the bat Midsommar is good, but it wasn't as good as I hoped it would be. It's written and directed by Ari Aster, he did Hereditary (2018) which was fantastic. It was one of my favourites from 2018 and one of the best horror movies I've ever seen. So naturally, when I heard he was making another horror movie I was automatically keen. I didn't...

3.0
0

Nuts in a good way

5 reasons you should see MIDSOMMAR: 1. HEREDITARY director Ari Aster is back and even better. It's beautifully crafted, art-directed, scripted, shot, performed and directed. 2. It's creepy, visually arresting and stays with you in a way reminiscent of Nicolas Roeg's DON'T LOOK NOW (1973), Robin Hardy's THE WICKER MAN (1973) and even Ben Wheatley's...

4.0
0

A slow drawl of a film with a heavy dose of body horror. The most disturbing sequences are perhaps early on. Much like Toni Collette in Hereditary (2018), Florence Pugh's Dani undergoing complete breakdown and under duress is extremely difficult to watch. Shades of Possession (1981).

3.0
0
New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

Horror films should never outstay their welcome and if I had one reservation, it would concern the film's length, which becomes one pagan ceremony too many. Yet again, Aster can't quite nail an ending down and almost overcooks what is otherwise a superbly crafted film.

4.0
0
Stuff

Stuff

press

Perhaps only slightly let down by a certain inevitability about the character's fates (it does rather slavishly follow some genre traditions potentially as old as the Harga's), Midsommar is nonetheless proof of the emotional and visceral power of a well-made horror movie.

4.0
0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Midsommar is the horror movie to beat in 2019. Caution: contains distressing amounts of folk music.

5.0
1
Collider

Collider

press

Midsommar presents a ruthless take on the rituals of processing grief and letting go, excavating the caverns of broken relationships and the nauseous truths of why we stay in them.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

More unsettling than frightening, it's still a trip worth taking.

0
Screen Daily

Screen Daily

press

Sometimes hypnotic, sometimes overcooked, always intriguing, "Midsommar" occasionally falls flat, but Florence Pugh holds the film together - especially when its plotting stumbles or its shocks grow predictable.

0
Newshub

Newshub

press

Midsommar will rock you back on your feet in it's opening moments and never let you get your bearings. You'll be shocked before the opening credits even roll. You'll squirm through every frame of Dani's descent into delirious nightmare.

0
Variety

Variety

press

Once the real fireworks start to ignite, you realise how powerfully the film's themes resonate when they're given room to breathe. It's just a shame it takes so long to bring them into focus.

0
Vanity Fair

Vanity Fair

press

Midsommar is a shocking piece of filmmaking-unnervingly competent even when the film yaws into silliness, even when it risks tedium.

0
Time Out

Time Out

press

A savage yet evolved slice of Swedish folk-horror, Ari Aster's hallucinatory follow-up to Hereditary proves him a horror director with no peer.

5.0
0
Flicks

Flicks, Aaron Yap

flicks

Even if Aster overreaches this time round, toiling towards a cathartic exit to a disintegrating relationship that doesn’t completely land, it’s still quite the journey getting there: hilariously off-kilter, visually striking, deliriously inspired in parts, and yes, stark-raving mad.

4.0
0
New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

Horror films should never outstay their welcome and if I had one reservation, it would concern the film's length, which becomes one pagan ceremony too many. Yet again, Aster can't quite nail an ending down and almost overcooks what is otherwise a superbly crafted film.

4.0
0
Stuff

Stuff

press

Perhaps only slightly let down by a certain inevitability about the character's fates (it does rather slavishly follow some genre traditions potentially as old as the Harga's), Midsommar is nonetheless proof of the emotional and visceral power of a well-made horror movie.

4.0
0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Midsommar is the horror movie to beat in 2019. Caution: contains distressing amounts of folk music.

5.0
1
Collider

Collider

press

Midsommar presents a ruthless take on the rituals of processing grief and letting go, excavating the caverns of broken relationships and the nauseous truths of why we stay in them.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

More unsettling than frightening, it's still a trip worth taking.

0
Screen Daily

Screen Daily

press

Sometimes hypnotic, sometimes overcooked, always intriguing, "Midsommar" occasionally falls flat, but Florence Pugh holds the film together - especially when its plotting stumbles or its shocks grow predictable.

0
Newshub

Newshub

press

Midsommar will rock you back on your feet in it's opening moments and never let you get your bearings. You'll be shocked before the opening credits even roll. You'll squirm through every frame of Dani's descent into delirious nightmare.

0
Variety

Variety

press

Once the real fireworks start to ignite, you realise how powerfully the film's themes resonate when they're given room to breathe. It's just a shame it takes so long to bring them into focus.

0
Vanity Fair

Vanity Fair

press

Midsommar is a shocking piece of filmmaking-unnervingly competent even when the film yaws into silliness, even when it risks tedium.

0
Time Out

Time Out

press

A savage yet evolved slice of Swedish folk-horror, Ari Aster's hallucinatory follow-up to Hereditary proves him a horror director with no peer.

5.0
0

Another dose of Ari Aster horror, with all the strange and not much interest

Right off the bat Midsommar is good, but it wasn't as good as I hoped it would be. It's written and directed by Ari Aster, he did Hereditary (2018) which was fantastic. It was one of my favourites from 2018 and one of the best horror movies I've ever seen. So naturally, when I heard he was making another horror movie I was automatically keen. I didn't...

3.0
0

Nuts in a good way

5 reasons you should see MIDSOMMAR: 1. HEREDITARY director Ari Aster is back and even better. It's beautifully crafted, art-directed, scripted, shot, performed and directed. 2. It's creepy, visually arresting and stays with you in a way reminiscent of Nicolas Roeg's DON'T LOOK NOW (1973), Robin Hardy's THE WICKER MAN (1973) and even Ben Wheatley's...

4.0
0

A slow drawl of a film with a heavy dose of body horror. The most disturbing sequences are perhaps early on. Much like Toni Collette in Hereditary (2018), Florence Pugh's Dani undergoing complete breakdown and under duress is extremely difficult to watch. Shades of Possession (1981).

3.0
0