• Released
  • July 13, 2012
  • (Limited)
  • NR , 1 hr 33 min
  • Drama
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88

Slant Magazine

Both a companion piece to and in many ways a reversal of "Dogtooth," it builds on that film's surreally terse style and notions of communication and identity without diluting its singularity or concentration.
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88

New York Post

The movie focuses tightly and obviously on role playing, but the most unsettling observations concern how fragile it all is - our health, our minds, our denial of death.
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80

Movieline

By Michelle Orange
The climax errs on the side of the overwrought and overdetermined, like an earnest adolescent's first attempt at a short story. And yet Papoulia's extraordinary performance lingers, as does the film's provocative existential fog.
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80

Time Out New York

By Keith Uhlich
Puzzling and provocative, Alps has a lingering power and an effect that is thrillingly difficult to define.
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80

The Guardian

By Xan Brooks
Follow the film-maker. Let him lead you by the nose. Lanthimos knows exactly where he's going.
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75

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
With "Dogtooth," the point was: Don't try this at home. Now, the expanded lesson is: Don't try this anywhere.
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75

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Liam Lacey
Alps, in spite of its title, is a very flat film, from the shallow focus photography, to the actors' monotone delivery.
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63

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
A film peculiar beyond all understanding, based on a premise that begs belief. It takes itself with agonizing seriousness, and although it has the form of a parable, I am at a loss to guess its meaning. Yet I was drawn hypnotically into the weirdness.
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60

Boxoffice Magazine

By Sara Maria Vizcarrondo
The premise is fetching and feels like a mystery, particularly as the film orchestrates its story to make the work of the Alps group seem like a kind of heist.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

A strange story. A strange world. And strange characters doing even stranger things.
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69 out of 100
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