Gavin Gibson’s review published on Letterboxd:
When Hereditary came out last year, it ended up being my favourite film of the year for most of the year and I was excited to see what Ari Aster would do next. And I can confirm that Midsommar is another terrifically terrifying and unnerving addition to the man's filmography.
The film revolves around a group of people traveling to Sweden for a mysterious ceremonial festival. Much like Hereditary though, I don't think this one's gonna be for everyone. But I did love it, It's the perfect kind of slow burn that manages to keep you on your nerve's edge from start to finish and much like Hereditary, it truly gets under your skin.
I'm specifically saying little about the plot for the benefit of those that haven't seen the film yet and really deserve to be given the full and accomplished mind fuck that Midsommar has to offer. But I can say that as well as the brilliantly frightening plot, chilling atmosphere and eternally creepy soundtrack, It's a very beautiful looking film.
It's set in a brighter enviroment than Hereditary and Aster clearly knows how to utilize natural daylight in a manner that manages to amplify the feeling of a dream and yet a nightmare at the same time.
As well as that the performance from Florence Pugh is the absolute highlight as far the cast goes, she's magnificent here. Could be my favourite performance of the year so far.
This is definitely one to watch. Even If you end up disliking it, you'll want to be able to say that you saw Midsommar this year.