- 2hr 22m
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The Square is too long at 150 minutes and occasionally falls into the sort of preciosity it loves to deride. But the film is full of delicious riffs.
What’s perhaps most impressive about Ostlund’s evolving style as a filmmaker and social commentator is his compulsion to enrich every scene he creates with a multitude of tones and nuances across the serio-comic spectrum. He’s like a virtuoso chef driven to try increasingly wild combinations of spices and ingredients; often the result is terrific, once in a while it’s too much.
In all its flawed brilliance, The Square remains an original, visceral, uncomfortable and essential viewing experience.
Movie Info & Cast
- Claes Bang
- Elisabeth Moss
- Dominic West
- Terry Notary
Did You Know?
- Winner of the Palme D'Or at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival.
- During the press conference, the time displayed on Christian's LCD watch is clearly visible and jumps from 14:53 to 15:50 when we cut to a participant who asks a very short question.
- Christian: The Square is a sanctuary of trust and caring. Within it we all share equal rights and obligations.