Elliott A’s review published on Letterboxd:
this man Ari Aster sure has seen a lot of movies!
Empty. Don’t know why I initially gave this 3 stars. I gas up everything I see in theaters for some reason. Another Aster exercise in presenting not-so-shocking material as the most in your face twisted fucking thing you have ever seen in your entire life. It looks pretty and that’s about it. Hard to see much growth from his god awful earlier films like Munchausen. The only thing here is a half baked depiction of someone being manipulated into becoming a Nazi. Aster himself has confirmed this which really makes some of the positive reactions on here hilarious. Like no sorry this isn’t a “cathartic girlboss movie” lmfao. He claims it’s subtle because he snuck in a bunch of anti-immigrant banners in another language but it really isn’t. A white couple is manipulated by a minority-murdering pagan cult into aiding their ritualistic genetic ambitions. Super subtle shit dude.