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The Square Reviews

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May 14, 2010
Things go from bad to worse to downright disastrous in the enthralling Australian import The Square.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
May 13, 2010
The Square is a solidly constructed thriller with some missing pieces at the center but vivid splashes of color outside the lines.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
May 7, 2010
A familiar but gripping spiral down the sloppy-criminals rabbit hole.
May 7, 2010
The Square suggests an exciting future for a pair of brothers with a dark view of pitiless fate.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
May 7, 2010
The Square announces the arrival of a new talent worth watching.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
May 6, 2010
When the first 10 minutes of film introduce us to an illicit affair, a kickback scheme, and a hidden bag filled with money, we know we're in for a twisty thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
May 6, 2010
A mostly winning homage...Isn't just a film noir; it's so complicated an example of the genre that you might call it a film noir squared.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
April 30, 2010
This brain teaser is tightly edited, cleverly plotted and smartly written. It is lacking in character development and leaves out the sexual gymnastics.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 30, 2010
You needn't like the characters in a noir thriller as long as you're immersed in their growing desperation.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
April 30, 2010
The Square is a morality noir in which there's very little onscreen morality.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 30, 2010
A riveting tale of a small group of people doing very bad (and pretty dumb) things, The Square works from beginning to end and stands as one of the best feature debuts of the year to date.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.0/5
April 29, 2010
There are no blacks and whites here just lots and lots of glorious gray, each flawed soul quickly coming to damning realizations that the choices they've made might not have been the best ones after all.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 29, 2010
Some have called this neo-noir, but aside from the setting there's nothing "neo" about it; as in classic noir, the characters are slowly but surely ensnared by their own baser impulses.
April 29, 2010
This refreshingly realistic movie's X factor is keeping things low-key as guilt spreads like a virus.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
April 29, 2010
The string-along, bad-to-worse nature of The Square affords a distinct, if sour, sort of satisfaction. Yet its construction is a thing of considerable soundness.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
April 29, 2010
The Square moves with implacable logic toward catastrophe, as its desperate heroes try to squirm out of a tightening noose.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
April 25, 2010
Edgerton makes it a point to complicate each character and action, focusing on complex decisions that produce lasting and often violent consequences.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
April 22, 2010
Every once in a while, a no-frills firecracker comes along to give film noir a kick in the pants, and The Square is the latest example.
Read More | Original Score: B
April 22, 2010
Superlative Australian neo-noir has everything you'd ever need for a delightfully dismal tale of deceit and murder.
April 20, 2010
The marvelous script is a work of art and its execution is nothing short of phenomenal for a tyro director. It has taken a couple of years for this intelligent little gem to reach our shores but it is worth the wait.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
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