alex todd 🧟♂️’s review published on Letterboxd:
In England this film was given an 18, meaning if you’re under 18 you aren’t allowed to see it period, so at 8.40 I didn’t get in. So I had to go again to a different cinema at 10.55 and I actually got in that time. But I’m glad this happened because it meant I got to watch this in the middle of the night in an empty screen (apart from 1 other person) and that was an experience like no other.
I watched this last night and I’ve been struggling since to decide on what score to give this film. I eventually decided this film deserves the full 5⭐️ because I can’t fault it in any way. I feel technically Ari Aster has already improved as a filmmaker because the cinematography, score, editing and so on were absolutely incredible. Anyone who complains about this film being too long or too slow definitely has a low attention span. I found Midsommar to be consistently engaging from start to finish, my eyes were glued to the screen.
Florence Pugh gives the best performance I’ve seen so far this year without a doubt. And unsurprisingly this is the best film I’ve seen so far this year. I can’t help but compare it to Hereditary and if I’m being honest I think I prefer it.
The one other person in the cinema summed it up perfectly when he turned to me and said,” That was a fucked up movie!”