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7.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 22 Ratings

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Metascore
82

Universal acclaim - based on 15 Critics

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  1. Jul 8, 2015
    80
    Sauna opens with the hissing and crackling of a steam room, and things get Benji-er from there.
  2. Mojo
    Apr 22, 2015
    80
    Sauna becomes a transitional journey of self-surrender, Elverum's soft-sung imagist perceptions slowly reaching toward a quiet, meditative transcendence. [May 2015, p.96]
  3. Magnet
    Feb 20, 2015
    90
    This is the first time since 2003 that Elverum fully succeeds in casting a meditative spell strong enough to suck everyone listing into its singular IRL riptide. [No. 117, p.57]