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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.
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.
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
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.