Posted on Tuesday, August 24th, 2010 by Adam Quigley
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There’s something so captivating about the caper-gone-wrong genre that, even after you’ve seen the scenario play out a dozen times before, it still maintains its appeal. There’s an inherent thrill in it—the watching of a group of people scrambling to keep their lives from falling apart, while every decision they make leads them further and further to that predetermined destination. Even though you know what’s going to happen, you hope that it won’t, and you want to keep watching to see if it does. Of course, this is all dependent on how successfully the tale is spun. And lucky for us, the Edgerton brothers know how to spin a tale. The Square isn’t perfect, but it’s a solid neo-noir thriller that gets the job done, ratcheting up the tension nicely as these normal, flawed individuals seal their fate with mistake after mistake. My one point of frustration with it: halfway into the film, a barely related incident is introduced that really strains believability. Forgiving that, The Square is everything a film like this should be.
Available on Blu-ray? Yes.
Notable Extras: DVD & Blu-ray – Featurettes (“Inside The Square”, “Pre-Visualisation”, “Visual Effects”), and a short film (“Spider”).
|BEST DVD PRICE|
|Amazon – $21.49|
|BEST BLU-RAY PRICE|
|Amazon – $30.95|