Critic scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.
Mikkelsen, who is not given to sympathetic roles, has never been better. This is cinema that sinks its claws into your back. Read full review
An outstanding lead performance by Mads Mikkelsen (who won best actor for the role at Cannes in 2012) anchors this hauntingly layered and nuanced drama of a man falsely accused of a terrible deed. Read full review
Propelled by Mads Mikkelsen’s shattering performance as the blameless man whose life threatens to be destroyed, the film is superbly acted by a cast that never strikes a false note or softens the impact with consolatory sentiment. Read full review
This is filmmaking of a high order, even though the production's scale is modest and the climax is not without its facile contrivances. Read full review
It’s a pretty conventional “Lifetime Original Movie” sort of story. But co-writer/director Thomas Vinterberg (“Dear Wendy”) makes it work by building a sense of frustrating unease into it all. Read full review
Vinterberg has created a modern horror story about a man’s descent into a Kafkaesque nightmare. Read full review
Thomas Vinterberg (“The Celebration”) directs with restraint that makes the story all the more affecting. Read full review
The director makes clear that everyone means well — the headmistress, protective of her students; the parents, trying to shield children from things they shouldn't know about just yet; the investigators asking questions carefully, trying to see their way through ambiguous answers. Read full review
Beautifully performed and tough as nails, Vinterberg's social drama could not be any more timely. Read full review
Mikkelsen impresses here as a warm-hearted man who finds himself caught up in a situation way beyond his control. Read full review
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