The Nest

critic Reviews

, 88% Certified Fresh Tomatometer Score
  • An effective pairing of period setting and timeless themes, The Nest wrings additional tension out of its unsettling story with an outstanding pair of lead performances.
  • , Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Ty BurrBoston Globe
    You may want more.
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  • , Fresh Tomatometer Score
    David FearRolling Stone
    Law and Coon aren't the only reason to see Durkin's marital nightmare of a movie, but they are the main reason to see it
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  • , Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Richard RoeperChicago Sun-Times
    There's beauty in the small moments of this downbeat and dark family drama.
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  • , Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Matt Zoller SeitzRogerEbert.com
    As devastating as The Nest often is, the sheer beauty of individual moments is still elating.
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  • , Rotten Tomatometer Score
    Oliver JonesObserver
    It looks like a horror movie, swims like a horror movie, and quacks like a horror movie, but it isn't a horror movie. So then what the hell is it?
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  • , Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Mike D'AngeloAV Club
    Even if you're not entirely sold by the idea of an Antonioni-esque alienation drama shot as if it were I Am The Pretty Thing That Lives In The House (and why the hell wouldn't you be?!), The Nest is well worth seeing just for its two central performances.
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  • , Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Richard WhittakerAustin Chronicle
    This feels like the role that Jude Law was always meant to play.
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  • , Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Andy CrumpPaste Magazine
    When Durkin makes movies, he makes movies about the things that scare him, and the greed bubbling at The Nest's core should scare everyone.
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  • , Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Jessica BaxterHammer to Nail
    Nothing really happens in The Nest, but it's chock full of drama and riveting from start to finish.
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  • , Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Robert W. ButlerButler's Cinema Scene
    This is dark, disturbing stuff, yet it's hard to tear your eyes away from The Nest.
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