Antichrist

2009 • 108 minutes
3.8
152 reviews
54%
Tomatometer
Eligible
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One of the most debated films of our time, this beautiful, hypnotic and disturbing Lars von Trier film brought Charlotte Gainsbourg the Best Actress prize at Cannes, then electrified and scandalized audiences worldwide. Says von Trier: "I invite you for a tiny glimpse behind the curtain, a glimpse into the dark world of my imagination: into the nature of my fears, into the nature of ANTICHRIST...I suffered from depression. I couldn't work. Six months later, just as an exercise, I wrote a script, a kind of therapy. I did not follow my usual modus operandi. Scenes were added for no reason. Images were composed free of logic or dramatic thinking. They often came from dreams I was having, or dreams I'd had earlier. In any case, I can offer no excuse for ANTICHRIST."

Ratings and reviews

3.8
152 reviews
Ivgohtta Stoupedd Herr-kute
October 16, 2019
I absolutely love seeing people cry about the extremist debauchery present in films like Antichrist. It's part of that moral outrage that fuels their creation in the first place: partly , to troll; ultimately, BECAUSE HE CAN. It's why it's so amazing. If you thought AntiChrist was bad, u haven't even scratched the surface of extremist cinema. The Unrated version of A Serbian Film (if you're fortunate enough to even find it) is the best film ever made. "NEWBORN PORN!" HAHA I LOVE IT (& ur tears)
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Alice Babb
September 18, 2020
This is one of the most conflicting movies I've ever seen. It isn't especially brutal besides one scene which kinda comes out of nowhere and is excessively violent. Every aspect of this movie is dream like which makes it very disorienting and uncomfortable. This movie is also extremely misogynistic, and I can't tell if it's a critique or not. If you love dense films like me, give it a watch. If you hate feeling uncomfortable, stay away. You aren't missing all that much.
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Jeffery Carr
March 27, 2014
This film really deserves a 6 star horror rating. I couldn't even finish it & I've managed to watch 'Irreversible' and 'Cannibal Holocaust'. This film goes way beyond that horror. Lars von Trier is a modern day Edgar Allen Poe with a camera. This film is the dream of a snail crawling across a razor blade. You have been warned.
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