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Vivarium (2020)

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Critic Consensus: Vivarium may confound almost as often as it intrigues, but this well-acted sci-fi/horror hybrid has interesting ideas -- and explores them with style.

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Tom and Gemma (Jesse Eisenberg and Imogen Poots) are looking for the perfect home. When a strange real-estate agent takes them to Yonder, a mysterious suburban neighborhood of identical houses, Tom and Gemma can't leave quick enough. But when they try to exit the labyrinth-like housing development, each road takes them back to where they started. Soon, they realize their search for a dream home has plunged them into a terrifying nightmare, in this taut thriller filled with white-knuckle suspense.

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The story comes to a flawless punchline at almost exactly 27 minutes. The snag is that Vivarium has more than an hour still to run...

April 1, 2020 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Domesticity sucks the life out of everyone. But it's thin thematic reward for seeing the wheels behind this performer's eyes grind to a halt.

March 31, 2020 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…
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Poots and Eisenberg, effortlessly empathetic and convincing, have done sterling work here.

March 31, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Vivarium is an ingenious, relentless sci-fi horror from Irish director Lorcan Finnegan and writer Garret Shanley.

March 31, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Vivarium imagines the horror of being trapped inside your own home. What a concept!

March 31, 2020 | Rating: 4/5

I was so onboard with this film for a long time. Really interesting setup and really great acting, but it just doesn't go anywhere.

March 27, 2020 | Full Review…

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