Chris Van Harmelen’s review published on Letterboxd:
One big thing I learned about myself while watching this movie is that I absolutely despise theater crowds. I had the same issue when I saw Hereditary. People expecting just another mainstream, stereotypical "horror" movie filled with jump scares and trash acting. Anytime there's any sort of nudity they laugh, there isn't a single person I can't hear eating, everybody talks. This might be my new biggest pet peeve. JUST WATCH THE DAMN MOVIE.
Anyways, sorry for the rant. This movie was absolutely nuts. Just like Hereditary it has a fairly lengthy runtime but honestly, you don't really feel it at all. The absolutely stunning visuals and daunting score keep you're eyes glued to the screen completely, at least it did for me. The biggest thing with this movie for me is that it just gave off the biggest feeling of discomfort. The characters could be sitting there eating their dinner in blinding daylight, laughing their asses off and you would still know that something obscene was right around the corner.
That was probably the biggest thing with Midsommar. When you think of horror you think of dark, and spooky. At least those are two big words that come to my head. In this movie there is very rarely a scene in the dark. Almost everything is in complete daylight. There's no escape. Anything can happen at anytime.
Florence Pugh is absolutely deserving of an award for this movie, and this movie may very well be deserving of a 5 star rating. We'll see after one or two more watches.