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4.3 out of 5 stars 44 customer reviews

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Arson, murder and blackmail. This astonishingly original thriller takes twists and turns to a new level. Ray and Carla, who are having a steamy affair, plot to steal money from Carla’s husband, Greg. But what begins as a simple plan quickly spirals out of control when the mob gets involved and Ray and Carla are helpless to stop the violent and bloody sequence of events.

Special Features

Inside The Square
Pre-Visualisation
Visual Effects
Short Film: Spider
"Sand" Music Video By Jessica Chapnik

Product Details

  • Actors: David Roberts, Claire van der Boom
  • Directors: Nash Edgerton
  • Format: AC-3, Blu-ray, Dolby, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region A/1 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated:
    R
    Restricted
  • Studio: Apparition
  • DVD Release Date: August 24, 2010
  • Run Time: 106 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (44 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B003EYVXWI
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #53,145 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "The Square [Blu-ray]" on IMDb

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Had the good fortune to see this in Pittsburgh last night, with a Q&A session with director Nash Edgerton after the film. This is the best thriller I've seen in a very long time -- gritty, emotional and incredibly tense. Comparisons with the Coens and their debut 'Blood Simple' are inevitable, but 'The Square' is not a copycat film in any sense. The tension barely lets up during the course of the entire movie, and there's a constant feel of menace, like something really bad is always lurking just around the corner (it usually is).

Performances, direction, screenplay, music -- everything is top-shelf here. If you like thrillers this is not to be missed.
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Noir films obsess over unintended consequences, on the destruction that may proceed from the slightest failures of foresight or from simple chance. This notion is best illustrated in the literary forebear "The Maltese Falcon," where Spade reflects on Flitcraft, a seemingly normal, happy man who one day abandoned his job and family after nearly being crushed by a falling beam. The truth, Flitcraft realized, was that the seeming solidity of his world was a lie--all could be lost in an instant for no reason at all. So, he abandoned this world, abandoned regularity and left it all behind. In Nash Edgerton's feature debut "The Square," Raymond Yale (David Roberts), an ethically dubious construction manager, decides to begin anew as well, not for any philosophical reasons, but rather because he is tired of his wife or, at least, much more interested in the lovely young Carla Smith (Claire van der Boom [a ridiculous name, even by Dutch standards]), a neighbor from across the cove in their small Australian town. Raymond would actually prefer to simply keep seeing Carla on the side, but Carla wants to escape her loutish, criminal husband Smithy (Anthony Hayes), and gives Raymond an ultimatum. Raymond finally relents, and they decide to fund their escape by relieving Smithy of a few hundred thousand ill-gotten dollars, and covering their theft by hiring the shady Billy (Joel Edgerton, co-writer and brother of Nash) to burn the Smith house while the town collectively takes part in Christmas festivities. This seemingly straightforward plan, however, goes horrifically awry and, in a vision rather more moralistic than that of the Darwinian-minded Hammett, Raymond and Carla soon find that the beams are falling with disturbing regularity.Read more ›
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When you are looking for a movie that is a little different and that will keep you interested throughout, but without any big names, this one will do nicely. The movie is a low budget film from Australia directed by Nash Edgerton and it stars his brother Joel Edgerton who also was a writer for this film. I found the acting to be quite good and the plotline was interesting and entertaining. This movie kept me on the edge of my seat throughout. I don't like to give away plots, so I'll give a quick summary: A contractor is taking bribes from his subcontractor. Meanwhile he is having an affair with woman in the same town. Her husband is close friends with another subcontractor. The woman finds that her husband has a stash of cash and so she and the contractor begin a plan to escape their marriages and their spouses. Thus begins the Manifestation of Murphy's Law.

There are some negatives. The sound is very annoying. The actors are difficult to understand with their Aussie accents and the clarity of the sound makes it doubly difficult to make out all of the conversations. So I missed some of the subtleties. Some of the parts were overplayed - at the end particularly.

However, that said, I would definitely recommend this film to anyone that enjoys an edgy, tense drama. There was also a short film prior to the main feature; this was also a Nash Edgerton film. It was terrific and once during The Square, one of those characters makes his way into the emergency room (very Hitchcock like).

I'm giving it a 4 star rating because I enjoyed it; beware, though, my wife would only have given it a 2.5 star rating. But we often do not see eye to eye on movie reviews.
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By Coco on February 6, 2016
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MEH. Kinda predictable.... and drawn out. It was a story line trying to be like something else... that's been done. And... not that great. Missing pieces here and there. I found myself fast forward quite a bit to just get to the "big mystery" .... wasn't a huge one.
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Seminal film noir -- not for everyone, certainly, but for those who appreciate how the foibles of weak character can unleash the mighty unpredictable rages of fate. Maybe I'm demented, but I found this film particularly funny as each action by these flawed humans leads to grotesquely darker and darker results, punching Br'er Rabbit's tar baby and getting stuck more deeply and irrevocably with each effort. Clearly the sick humor is intended, cue the big dog's swim across the channel (whoops), or Santa Claus tearing away his jolly garb in a mad dash with the rest of his firehouse crew to the fire engines - and you just KNOW where they are going. Think SNL's old Mr. Bill series: "Oh, no!"
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