Create Game Lists on
FilmCrave home
   Movies  Members
Search +
Searching... Close  
Are you sure you want to delete this comment?
  Login Using Facebook

Celebration, The ( Festen ) (1998) Movie Reviews

Your Rating:
Buy Celebration, The ( Festen ) (1998) DVD from AmazonBuy Celebration, The ( Festen ) (1998) DVD from Amazon  Add to List: Add to movie listWrite Review +Request correction +Submit a plot +

Quick Movie Reviews

1 - 2 of 2 

mitchellyoung 11/30/2010 (1 of 1 found this helpful)

Rating of

Although I'm not a fan of many of the Dogme 95 films, The Celebration holds up as one of the best. It's unfettered by clever camera tricks or special effects and is simply a raw and oftentimes heartwrenching portrayal of a family torn apart by tragic revelations. The acting is extremely naturalistic and incredible and the film manages to inject some well-written humor into what is an otherwise tense and unblinking portrait of a family on the brink of destruction.

Write comment +View all reviews + Was this review helpful? Yes   No

industrialist 09/13/2009 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of

Vinterberg ushers in the raw, grainy Dogme 95 movement with a dark, sometimes humourous, oft-times confronting examination of uncomfortable truths within a dysfunctional family. At its heart is Ulrich Thomsen's tortured performance as a bitter, broken son who exposes his Father's sexual abuse during a birthday toast. Dimwitted, hair-twirling mouthbreathers that consider 'Raising Helen' an edgy family dramedy will struggle to endure the more harrowing themes of racism, repression and emotional collapse from which there is no recovery, as well as the Dogme pronunciamento of handheld filmmaking and minimal technical overlay.

Write comment +View all reviews + Was this review helpful? Yes   No
Log In
Help on how to log into FilmCrave
Login with Facebook
Login with FilmCrave
What Members Are Doing
Movie Talk
New Movie Reviews
New Movie Lists
2017 Movies by Mr Cinema
movies of 2017 by skater4159
Movies of 2017 by Stoney McStonerson
Top Movie List by Ben
Top Movie List by Arab
My Forgotten Films by lastonetoleave
Scary horror by Horrornut45
Top Films of 2011 by Neobowler




Contact FilmCrave Public Relations    

Advertise and Business

Developer API

Contact Us


About us



Support FilmCrave

FAQ and Help

News and Press

Terms of Use