Dylan Gearlds’s review published on Letterboxd:
I truly, honestly, wish I could love these films, but I always feel like I’m missing something with them. With both this and Hereditary, I was waiting for the movie to click for me in my brain by the end and it just...never did. I’d hate to say I’m too dumb for Ari Aster but shit maybe I am. Either that, or I’m overthinking it. I understood the grand theme of this, but so much of the movie felt pointless to me.
Saying all of that though, I think the film is aesthetically gorgeous and I thought the performances were great. I can’t knock Aster’s directorial style, it’s unique and often breathtaking. While, the film doesn’t completely click with me, it’s very interesting at the very least and succeeded at making me feel pretty unsettled.
I’d like to watch this again, maybe once it hits home release. I’d like to do the same for Hereditary, I actually own that one and I liked it a bit more when I saw it in theaters.