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About the Movie
This wickedly funny and precisely observed psychodrama tells the story of a model Swedish family—handsome businessman Tomas, his willowy wife Ebba and their two blond children— on a skiing holiday in the French Alps. The sun is shining and the slopes are spectacular but during a lunch at a mountainside restaurant, an avalanche suddenly bears down on the happy diners. With people fleeing in all directions and his wife and children in a state of panic, Tomas makes a decision that will shake his marriage to its core and leave him struggling to reclaim his role as family patriarch.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 136
- Fresh: 126
- Rotten: 10
- Average Rating: 7.9/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: Meticulous and deliberately paced, Force Majeure unexpectedly hits the viewer like an emotional avalanche.
Fresh: As adroitly written and directed by Sweden's Ruben Ostlund, "Force Majeure" is a precise film about an out-of-control situation.
Fresh: "Force Majeure" is both funny and sad, often in the same glance-averted instant. See it with someone you'd trust to stick around in an avalanche. It's one of the highlights of 2014.
Fresh: Ostlund has a keen eye for human behavior that exacerbates marital discord and dysfunction.
Fight or flight movie
I thought this movie was a well acted representation of normal people in a normal relationship who experienced a traumatic event. The movie is set at a ski resort in France where the family is on holidays. One day the family is enjoying a meal when an avalanche rolls down a mountain towards them. In a split second the parents make two very different decisions that will change their relationship forever. The actions of the father are portrayed in a non-judgmental light as are the actions of the wife who in her search for an explanation, forces her husband to relive the event over and over again in front of friends and acquaintances. The family is forced to consider their ongoing roles in the family and to make difficult, confronting decisions. The movie was very well acted and the story is completely believable.
Save yourself and your money
Avalanche at Glacial Pace
Not only is it not funny, its slow and boring.