copy to clipboard

The Platform

In a future dystopia, prisoners housed in vertically stacked cells watch hungrily as food descends from above — feeding the upper tiers, but leaving those below ravenous and radicalized — in this parable about the socio-political potency of genre cinema.
Author Review
United StatesUnited States M
Rafael Motamayor
Bloody Disgusting
"Grotesque, thrilling, and quite funny (…) Rating: ★★★★½ (out of 5)"  POS
United StatesUnited States M
Jason Bailey
The New York Times
"An accidentally timely political allegory. Netflix’s gnarly class commentary certainly isn’t subtle. But it gets the job done. (....) the picture is overly overt but undeniably effective"  POS
United StatesUnited States M
David Ehrlich
"Sometimes all you need to make a decent movie is a lot of food, a brilliant set, and a single metaphor"  POS
United StatesUnited States M
John Serba
"We get it. People are brutal and selfish and ugly and capable of nasty, nasty stuff. Except maybe that one guy."  NEG
United StatesUnited States F
Amy Nicholson
"The film’s minimalist fury feels like the plays of Samuel Beckett"  POS
United KingdomUnited Kingdom M
Benjamin Lee
The Guardian
"It’s a horror film with something to say yet one that manages to do so without feeling heavy-handed (...) There’s a brutal efficiency to the storytelling (…) Rating: ★★★★ (out of 5)"  POS
CanadaCanada M
Barry Hertz
The Globe and Mail
"'Cube' meets 'Snowpiercer' meets 'Ravenous' (...) Extraordinarily gross, satirically blunt, but also perversely and wildly entertaining (...) Rating: ★★★½ (out of four)"  POS
United KingdomUnited Kingdom M
Stephen Whitty
"Part Swift, part Saw (...) As social satires go, 'The Platform' isn’t going to win any prizes for subtlety"  NEU
United StatesUnited States F
Audra Schroeder
The Daily Dot
"Viewing [it] during any other time period would be unsettling, but during a global pandemic (...), its message is tangible, unsubtle, chewing in your ear (…) Rating: ★★★½ (out of 5)"  POS
CanadaCanada M
Norman Wilner
Now Toronto
"It’s grotesque and compelling, like grindhouse Buñuel. And it never blinks."  POS
BelgiumBelgium M
Alfonso Rivera
"An organic, nightmarish fairy tale which is fairly well-executed, which has claimed multiple awards and which carries a strong socio-political message"  POS
United StatesUnited States F
Meredith Borders
"For being so deeply dark, the film is surprisingly funny and thoughtful, and it’s got a wonderful, sly energy to it"  POS
United StatesUnited States F
Brian Tallerico
"The concept of 'The Platform' is undeniably clever (...) It’s not just a remix of ideas from other films, a daring piece of genre filmmaking (…) Rating: ★★★ (out of 4)"  POS
United StatesUnited States F
Perri Nemiroff
"One of the best horror movies of 2020 (...) A must-see feat of production design, score, performance, and high-concept execution"  POS
We encourage you to check the reviews' original sources. Intellectual property rights of these reviews belong to their authors and/or the correspondent media from which they have been extracted. If you'd like to help us to add more reviews to your favorite movies, just send us a message.
FAQs | Privacy policy / use conditions | Privacy configuration
© 2002-2020 Filmaffinity - Movieaffinity | Filmaffinity is a movie recommendation site based on the concept of Movie Soulmates.
We are an independent movie lovers club worldwide with 646.000 users + 133.000.000 ratings. Not related to any Media or Corporation.
All Rights Reserved | Movie Soulmates™ is a Registered Trademark