Antichrist Synopsis
A couple grieving over a loss goes to a cabin in the woods to heal, but things go from bad to worse.
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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...
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Wall Street Journal

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

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

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

By shoovler
Absolutley one of the worst movies ever. To me the name should have been Willem does his girlfriend. Just about all the movie was about was , sex , confusing scene , sex , confusing scene , and more...

A thoroughly dissatisfying, undisciplined and gratuitously self-indulgent mess.

By jk_fandango
If you've seen this movie you will know what I mean when I say, there is no way of making sense of it. While the acting is good, and the cinematography is very well done I cannot but give it a poor...

Von Trier In Top Form

By PortlandCoffee1
Again, Lars Von Trier gives his audiences a strong visual with deep meaning. Antichrist main focus is on emotional instability and mental illness. Trier has deep fears of mental illness and of women...

Five Word Review

By SpacemanJackson
Beautiful Grotesque Puzzling Brilliant Provocative...

Low-Grade Porn with Sub-par writing passed off as "art"...

By violentjkd
I find it difficult to believe that this film classifies as "horror" for any other reason than it's "horrible" to watch. Clearly I'm just a mouth-breather who doesn't understand "art" when I see it....

A Complex Film Apparently Misunderstood pt. 1

By seanhash
As you read through all the reviews for the film Antichrist, you find some commonalities. The poor reviews are written by people who are either unfamiliar with von Trier as an artist, did not...

I didn't get it but you might

By missin_co
I read the reviews prior to seeing this. I didn't feel it was pornographic as some others did. Yes, there were some sex scenes and one rather graphic, cringe in your seat scene, but nothing in poor...

A strange and beautiful story

By BranFlakes1981
Watch closely & turn up the volume. This movie is about visualizations & sound. I love obscurity and this was the oddest movie I've seen in quite a while. You have to realize going into it that it is...

Worst Movie Ever

By russolistic
This is without a doubt the worst movie I have ever seen. It tries to pass itself off as a deeply disturbing psychological thriller but the most disturbing thing about it is that I paid $12.50 to...

Five Word Review

By Christophe New York