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  • Summary: Lars von Trier's 1987 pre-Dogma version of the classical tragedy by Euripides.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. 100
    Achieves an abrading, intimate, primal force his later films only hint at. It's difficult to imagine the Euripides original ever being more eloquently adapted.
  2. 90
    No admirer of Mr. von Trier's work should miss this compelling rarity.
  3. 80
    In light of the aesthetic of ugliness that informs von Trier's Dogme films, it's easy to forget how subtly beautiful his work once was.
  4. 75
    Medea works on von Trier's own imagistic terms. There are shots and sequences in this movie that feel unique.
  5. It's not the best of von Trier, but the movie is shot in an unforgettable, haunting style that evokes both Bergman and the silent era.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 1 out of 2