The Green Knight

critic Reviews

, 88% Fresh Tomatometer Score
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    Ryan GilbeyNew Statesman
    Fittingly for a story that is often opaque, the action plays out in muddy light or at arm's length: this is a movie to be squinted at as much as watched.
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    David HughesTime Out
    A tale told mainly via startling visuals requires an actor with a singularly expressive face, and Patel rises to the challenge. He strips away knightly courage to reveal the fear lurking behind every so-called 'hero'.
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    Mark KermodeObserver (UK)
    What a strange and peculiarly powerful film this is.
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    Steven D. GreydanusBright Wall/Dark Room
    What ultimately puts The Green Knight beyond the pale, for me, is the posthumanism of Lady Bertilak's monologue and how her speech helps to shape and determine the meaning of the ending in what I can only consider a nihilistic direction.
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    Linda MarricThe Jewish Chronicle
    An unabashedly complex art film that is never watered down or affected by the fear of of box office failure. Simply stunning.
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    Hannah StrongLittle White Lies
    A visual feast that lingers long after the end credits.
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    Douglas DavidsonElements of Madness
    Brilliantly composed in modern form, Lowery has made a tight sweeping epic wherein every frame could be hung upon a wall as decoration, where the poetry of the tale is made flesh, and the resonance of the message transcends time and space.
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    Shawn EdwardsFox 4 Kansas City
    Weird but a fascinating fantasy trip.
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    Paul SalfenAMFM Magazine
    It's a fascinating and jarring experience from beginning to end and everything about it from the cinematography to the score is special.
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    Witney SeiboldCritically Acclaimed Podcast
    The filmmakers hope that their extreme style and slow-moving camera will distract from the fact that their college essay has a mediocre thesis.
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