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Force Majeure

HD   R Closed Captioning

Ruben Östlund

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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: 143
  • Fresh: 133
  • 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. – Claudia Puig, USA Today, Oct 31, 2014

Fresh: As adroitly written and directed by Sweden's Ruben Ostlund, "Force Majeure" is a precise film about an out-of-control situation. – Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times, Oct 30, 2014

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. – Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune, Nov 20, 2014

Fresh: Ostlund has a keen eye for human behavior that exacerbates marital discord and dysfunction. – David Lewis, San Francisco Chronicle, Nov 6, 2014

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Customer Reviews

Force Majeure

This is one of the best movies I saw this year. It’s very funny and entertaining, but thought provoking as well. Should generate some fun arguments in your house! Highest recommendation.


Worth a visit

Regrettably disappointing

A disappointing film and regrettably my advice would be to give force majeure a miss - it's an interesting premiss and good acting but it never really gets anywhere and the reviewers that imply that this film is in any way "funny" need their head examining - funny it most certainly is not.

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  • $12.99
  • Genre: Drama
  • Released: 2014

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