Parents' Guide to

Triangle of Sadness

By Kat Halstead, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Bold satire has strong language, adult themes, drinking.

Movie R 2022 147 minutes
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age 17+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 18+

Sadistic Satire

A technically well executed film that tries to wrap a serious social commentary into the dark comedy genre. The displays of privilege, power, politics and well everything else you can think of related to the decay of society are portrayed often through gruesome scenes. There were plenty of funny moments but prepare to be uncomfortable. Notably: A wealthy patron who had fallen on the floor is sliding half naked in her own vomit as the ship slams her into the bathroom wall repeatedly, causing her back to bleed. A domestic worker on the ship turns leader after a violent shipwreck lands some wealthy patrons on a desert island with her. She is shown preparing to bash in another woman’s head from behind with a sharp boulder as an attempt to keep her newly earned privilege. It’s complex, if teens are watching this it deserves a good conversation to talk through what the film is critiquing. Otherwise it’s just a lot of violence with a confusing plot line (as young viewers have already stated in other reviews)
age 18+

ANIMAL VIOLENCE

This movie is absolutely terrible. Do not waist your time. It has animal violence. They should be embarrassed for publishing this terrible movie. 0/10

Is It Any Good?

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Fans of Ruben Östlund's unique style of social criticism will find much to like here as he skewers the super rich over some pretty fiery flames. While his 2014 breakout Force Majeure took aim at gender politics, and his previous Cannes winner The Square offered a long hard look at the elitism and hypocrisy of the art world, we're in perhaps more familiar comedy territory this time, as Triangle of Sadness sends up its smug, unsuspecting characters before sending them truly crashing down.

The now infamous dinner scene, that resulted in numerous walkouts at Cannes -- the same festival at which the film took home the coveted Palme d'Or -- will make or break it for many, depending how strong their stomachs. But elsewhere there are more subtle touches and standout performances. These include Harrelson's inebriated captain, standing at a slant and spouting Marxist theory and Dolly De Leon as below-deck worker Abigail, who turns the tables in a satisfying way, and offers one of few people to borderline root for, even as she descends into her own power-hungry darkness.

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