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  • Summary: Escaping the monotony of a loveless marriage, Raymond becomes entangled in an affair with the beautiful and troubled Carla. Ray's moral limits are tested when Carla presents him with the proceeds of her controlling husband's latest crime. This is their chance: Take the money and run. If onlyEscaping the monotony of a loveless marriage, Raymond becomes entangled in an affair with the beautiful and troubled Carla. Ray's moral limits are tested when Carla presents him with the proceeds of her controlling husband's latest crime. This is their chance: Take the money and run. If only it were that simple...(Apparition) Collapse
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  1. Positive: 20 out of 24
  2. Negative: 0 out of 24
  1. Reviewed by: G. Allen Johnson
    100
    The Square really tightens the screws - it's so skillfully made it makes you shift uncomfortably to the edge of your seat. It's a binge of cringe.
  2. 90
    It is a crackerjack thriller and a sensational calling card for the brothers Edgerton.
  3. It's a devilishly twisted affair.
  4. The macabre comedic undertones are reminiscent of a Coen brothers film like "Blood Simple." But a more apt comparison is to an obscure Canadian bank-heist flick called "The Silent Partner," in which teller Elliot Gould pockets some loot from thief Christopher Plummer. Both movies imitate an American idiom with a provincial accent.
  5. 75
    The Edgertons pile on the plot twists a bit thick, but the director steadily ratchets up the tension until a climactic shootout.
  6. Reviewed by: Michael Ordona
    70
    As one might expect from stuntman-turned-director Nash Edgerton, the action is well staged.
  7. Digs up familiar ground without adding any fresh dirt.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. Jun 8, 2012
    9
    I absolutely loved this movie. I had it on the backburner for about a year and wish I never had. The cinematography was beautifully framed,I absolutely loved this movie. I had it on the backburner for about a year and wish I never had. The cinematography was beautifully framed, the acting was superb and the music set the perfect ambience. I like a good original story myself but people need to get over the fact this film isnt mind blowingly original. The second to last scene in the film was very new to me, little twists scattered throughout made the whole thing feel fresh. I will definately watch it again with some friends. Btw, metacritic, your mobile website sucks, it won't let me change the rating to either zero or ten. Expand
  2. Sep 26, 2010
    6
    Not a bad DVD; but sort of the same old type of affair-gone-wrong formula but with Aussie accents. Also, gives the watcher a bit of a look atNot a bad DVD; but sort of the same old type of affair-gone-wrong formula but with Aussie accents. Also, gives the watcher a bit of a look at life in Australia. Definitely worth a watch. Expand
  3. May 24, 2011
    5
    Yeah its ok to watch but there are far too many twists and turns. For a couple of times i thought i had missed some parts but it was all partYeah its ok to watch but there are far too many twists and turns. For a couple of times i thought i had missed some parts but it was all part of the 'intrigue' ; its overly complicates itself as if they did not have enough faith in the original script. Expand

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