Fever Dream
Fever Dream (2021)

A young woman lies dying far from home. A boy sits beside her. She is not his mother. He is not her child. Together, they tell a haunting story of broken souls, an invisible threat, and the power and desperation of family. Based on the… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: October 29, 2021
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Critic Score: 70% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: The meaning of this alluring drama can feel as elusive as a Fever Dream, but it's steadily absorbing and consistently difficult to look away.

Randy Myers
San Jose Mercury News

Horror connoisseurs might be disappointed about the deliberate pace and reliance on erotic and psychological tension to supply the thrills, but this sneaky and surreal genre film isn't interested in textbook horror tactics.

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Leslie Felperin
Guardian

The whole thing is a bit bonkers but very beautiful too.

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Gisela Savdie
El Heraldo

Despite the good performances and satisfying hypnotic settings, it falls short in the attempt with an ambiguous and confusing script [Full review in Spanish]

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Nicolas Rapold
New York Times

Lllosa's sensually shot film takes the story of a mother facing strange danger and casts a spell that feels like being dropped into the character's mind.

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Carlos Aguilar
Los Angeles Times

Llosa, a filmmaker with an affinity for the unexplainable, mines acute observations on the apprehensions of motherhood from Samanta Schweblin's novel, designing a serpentine narrative teeming with impending doom for all participants.

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Margot Harrison
Seven Days

It's all too appropriate to the world in which we now live.

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Wendy Ide
Observer (UK)

There's an oppressive malevolence to Peruvian director Claudia Llosa's adaptation of Samanta Schweblin's novel that seeps through Fever Dream like a slow-acting poison.

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Alonso Duralde
TheWrap

A horror movie that begins with discomfort and slowly evolves into full-blown dread.

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Steve Murray
ArtsATL

After the first few minutes, you'll either be riveted, or looking for something else to watch. If you get on its wavelength, though, it might be the most haunting thing you've seen lately.

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