Paulthegrub’s review published on Letterboxd:
It was good alright, but that's it. I surprisingly didn't find it all that boring. I was just never blown away by this film. It has some of the most masterful camerawork, but that's about it. I didn't really care for the characters or the plot. It didn't have any effect on me and I will probably never see this again. I did enjoy it, but nowhere near as much as others do. I was going to give this a seven, but I can't. There is a scene where a character tortures an animal, which I would be fine with. Except for the fact that it was all real. Béla Tarr might be a good director, but he can rot in hell for that sequence. It is so stupid that everyone's giving Cuties half stars, but this is one of the highest-rated films. Seriously, why is nobody talking about what they did! If you don't want to see an animal be tortured for possibly 15 minutes, here's what you need to skip. That obviously means SPOILERS FROM THIS POINT ON! Basically watch the film till you see a little girl holding a cat then skip to the point where she is in a forest. Between those points, she throws it around the room and slams it into the ground while saying that she can do whatever she wants because she's stronger. She then traps it in a bag and goes to get milk. She poisons the milk with rat poison and brings it back to the cat. She slams the cats head into the milk a few times, then it drinks it and dies. From here she carries the dead cat with her, so if you don't want to see that, skip the entire chapter. Basically what happens afterward is she goes to the bar and sees everyone dancing inside. The Doc shows up and you see the interaction from earlier in the child's perspective. She runs off and finds a spot to kill herself. There's your summary if you reasonably don't want to see a cat being tortured.
Sorry Oltimer, but it was alright. Go to hell Béla Tarr!