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Barbarian (2022)

A darkly funny and impossible-to-predict midnight thriller with lots of things on its mind

Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller

7.7

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United States of America
English
Dark, Grown-up Comedy, Intense
2022
Zach Cregger
Bill Skarsgård, Brooke Dillman, Georgina Campbell
103 min

Synopsis

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In town for a job interview, a young woman arrives at her Airbnb late at night only to find that it has been mistakenly double-booked and a strange man is already staying there. Against her better judgement, she decides to stay the night anyway, but soon discovers that there is much more to be afraid of in the house than the other guest.

Our Take

7.7
The Staff

Rarely do we get horror movies that are as dedicated to toying with audience expectations as Barbarian. Even rarer is a horror movie that pays so much attention to setting, and how men and women approach and interact with physical spaces in different ways. It’s a film that’s ultimately about entitlement—except it’s delivered to us with jet-black humor and manic energy, shifting from romantic to ridiculous to raving mad. But with instantly charming performances from Georgina Campbell and Bill Skarsgård—and Justin Long doing a brilliant job playing an absolute jerk—Barbarian never leaves you grasping in the dark, even if it leads you deeper into hell.

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