• Released
  • July 13, 2012
  • (Limited)
  • NR , 1 hr 33 min
  • Drama
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ALPS Synopsis
Dogtooth writer/director Yorgos Lanthimos challenges our perception of reality once again in this darkly comic drama about a mysterious underground group who assists the bereaved in coping with death by temporarily posing as their deceased loved...
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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...
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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,...
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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...
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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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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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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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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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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...
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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...
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San Francisco Chronicle

A strange story. A strange world. And strange characters doing even stranger things.
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Rated NR