Square

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Ray and carla are having an affair and unwittingly start a violent sequence of events that quickly spirals out of control into arson, murder and blackmail when they attempt to run away together.

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Studio Sony
SKU 216378355
UPC 043396355545
UPC 14 00043396355545
Format DVD
Release Date 1/3/2012
Rating Rating
Aspect Ratio
Anamorphic Widescreen  2.35:1
Actors
Name Roberts,David
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ReviewSource Chicago Sun-Times
Review The Square moves with implacable logic toward catastrophe, as its desperate heroes try to squirm out of a tightening noose. Step by step, mistake by mistake, their delusion is trampled on by reality. More horrible things happen in this film than are probable in any scenario short of a large anvil falling from the sky and flattening the town, but it remains mostly plausible from scene to scene...Crime doesn't pay. This we all know. Adultery has a way of making itself known. Adulterers who hope to steal cash and live happily ever after are really asking for trouble. Note to adulterers with such a plan: Never try to carry it out until you first join your partner in sin on a 72-hour bus ride...One of the best elements of The Square is how well it establishes the rhythms and layout of its town, which is in New South Wales, cane toad country. I was waiting for a cane toad to figure in the plot, but Edgerton is admirably disciplined. That's why the movie is so effective. The acting is convincing, the characters are realistic, nobody is looking for trouble, fate plays a role, and we clearly understand who everybody is. There is a shot from a high bluff down to a house on fire, and we already know whose that house is...The Square has been compared to Blood Simple and A Simple Plan. High praise, but not undeserved. It's so good to find filmmakers with quiet, firm confidence in story and character. An unseemly number of people die here, but never in "thrilling" scenes, which are so rarely even interesting. They die because, despite their best efforts, something happens to them. Note to thieves and adulterers: Live so as to prevent things from happening to you.
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Reviewer Roger Ebert
ReviewRating 9
Features
DVD, Widescreen, Aspect Ratio 2.35:1, Dolby Digital (5.1)
Product Attributes
Video Format DVD
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G. Allen Johnson, San Francisco Chronicle 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.
Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor Like all good noirs, it has an almost comic appreciation for how the best-laid plans can go horribly wrong.

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