88

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Like a nightmare you recall during waking hours, and then only in its vast outlines, Antichrist has the power to haunt beyond words. For better and for worse, it is exactly the movie von Trier wanted to make and a piece of staggeringly pure cinema.
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70

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
By turns repellent, powerful and ludicrous, Antichrist piles horror on horror with pitiless passion.
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60

NPR

By Mark Jenkins
For a hymn to panic and hostility, the movie is curiously artful. But only the most sympathetic viewers will find that its poetry outweighs its belligerence.
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60

The Hollywood Reporter

Visually gorgeous to a fault and teeming with grandiose if often fascinating ideas that overwhelm the modest story that serves as their vehicle, this may be the least artistically successful film von Trier has ever made.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
For 70 minutes, Antichrist is a rare exploration of pain, featuring two actors collaborating with each other in agonizing and intimate ways. It also contains some of the best work Gainsbourg has ever done on screen. And then - if I put it more gently I wouldn't really be saying it - director Lars von Trier loses his mind.
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50

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Depending on your reaction to the cinematic outrages perpetrated by Danish director Lars von Trier (remember Dogville?), you might want to add or subtract two stars from the halfway (half-assed?) rating I just gave Antichrist.
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50

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
The trouble is, it's all too exhibitionistic to ring true. The impotent folly of Antichrist is that von Trier has made it his mission to shock the bourgeoisie in an era when they can no longer be shocked.
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25

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
I'm ripping up my Lars Von Trier fan club card.
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25

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Antichrist is probably the most disturbing, bleak and self-indulgent film ever made.
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20

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
Von Trier ("Breaking the Waves," "Dogville") has no barriers, which absolutely can be a good thing. Here, though, his uninhibited nature is an omen of the pretentious butchery to come.
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49 out of 100
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