Atom User Reviews for Lamb

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Verified Review

Phenomenal cinematography and acting, as expected from Noomi Rapace. I went into this having seen no trailers or anything and I wish I'd seen literally anything else. I feel like I just got trolled. This movie shouldn't have been made.

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Olivia S
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It’s alright. A little underwhelming.

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Michael R
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And if you don’t watch any trailers. Go see this movie not knowing anything and then I’ll make your experience 100 times better

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Robert M
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Not an easy movie to recommend. If you’re into slow, strange, snail-paced drama and cinematography you’ll probably enjoy the movie. If you’re looking for the twisted horror story the previews insinuated it’s a big ol’ NOPE. We enjoyed the file, but I would be very choice about who I would recommend it to. The audience around us was audibly disappointed and frustrated by the film.

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Megan R
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#didntseethatcoming

definitely worth seeing... typical, minialist nordic dialogue, but definitely has menace, scandanavian brooding, and a couple of good twists

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j K
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#snoozefest
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Not what the trailer promised. Very boring “horror” movie.

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Caonex C
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#slow

Ehh

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Metacritic

58
Oct 7, 2021

Bleak and crisp and cold as an Icelandic waterfall, Lamb is a movie with a sheepheaded toddler in great knitwear, the vague looming of something sinister and a filmmaker that can’t seem to wrangle it all.

Jacob Oller
Paste Magazine
70
Jul 26, 2021

Lamb is a disturbing experience but also a highly original take on the anxieties of being a parent, a tale in which nature plus nurture yields a nightmare.

Metacritic review by David Rooney
David Rooney
The Hollywood Reporter
70
Jul 26, 2021

The brilliantly sustained mood and matter-of-fact absurdity of Valdimar Jóhannsson’s impressive debut is slightly let down by a pay-off which doesn’t entirely land. Still, the majority of the picture is strong enough to satisfy audiences with a taste for folk horror oddities, even if the ending isn’t quite as punchy as one might have anticipated.

Wendy Ide
Screen Daily