Jake Boston’s review published on Letterboxd:
Huh..... well that was an experience. Not quite sure how to take Midsommar; and I think that’s the point. Throughout the majority of its runtime I couldn’t help but feel uncomfortable just because my nerves were so on edge. The way Ari Aster is able to keep you on the edge of your seat with both confusion and suspense is impressive and carries Midsommar away from becoming just another generic horror film.
There were about equal amounts of unsettling moments and laugh out loud conversations which was very unexpected but somehow worked to make for an experience that for better or for worse is wholly unique. After sitting with this movie for a bit my memory immediately goes to both funny and scary moments to make for a wholly unique experience.
There haven’t been a lot of movies in this decade to dive into the psyche of a cult but Midsommar tries its best to show off how spine chilling a group of people with a certain set of beliefs can be. The last 30 minutes jumps the shark of believability for me but it’s also when humor and horror meld together the most (Ari Aster really has a thing for putting naked people on film). Midsommar is nowhere near the excellence that he pulled off in Hereditary but his eye as a director has my attention for as long as he decided to make films. ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ 1/2 out of 5.