Miss Violence

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Metascore
75

Generally favorable reviews - based on 6 Critics What's this?

  • Summary: On her birthday, 11-year-old Angeliki jumps off the balcony to her death with a smile on her face. An investigation is started as to the reason for this apparent suicide, but the family keeps insisting that it was an accident.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Reviewed by: Oliver Lyttelton
    Sep 17, 2013
    91
    Avranas makes a claim to be considered among the top ranks of international filmmakers.
  2. Reviewed by: Zachary Wigon
    Apr 8, 2014
    90
    Miss Violence honors the thoroughly creepy work of Avranas's countrymen, but in his turn of the screw, Avranas marshals the abstract qualities of art cinema to comment upon concrete horror.
  3. Reviewed by: Simon Crook
    Jun 16, 2014
    80
    A commanding, troubling domestic horror that should launch a long career for Avranas.
  4. Reviewed by: Guy Lodge
    Sep 17, 2013
    70
    Avranas’ film employs an irony-free meter that certainly distinguishes his work from that of Lanthimos or Athina Rachel Tsangari, and lends the film’s most explicitly severe sequences of domestic and sexual abuse a kind of cumulative numbing power.
  5. Reviewed by: Boyd van Hoeij
    Sep 17, 2013
    70
    What’s most disturbing about the film is indeed its placid, almost non-descript surface -- also echoed in the production design and camerawork -- and the knowledge that unspeakable things are happening offscreen and behind closed doors.
  6. Reviewed by: Alex Dudok de Wit
    Jun 17, 2014
    60
    What you take from Miss Violence depends both on your stomach for this kind of brutality, and whether you appreciate its cold, mannered formalism – one viewer’s stylistic tour de force is another’s grating Haneke pastiche. Still, this is punchy stuff.

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