The critical reception around Michael Haneke's Amour has been centered around two main ideas: that it's one of the best movies of the year and that you might not want to see it. "Sure," the logic goes, "it's been nominated by the Academy for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actress, Best Foreign Film, and Best Original Screenplay, but do you really want to see a movie about an octogenarian couple dying?" We put together this flow chart to help you decide whether you should see Haneke's masterpiece*:
- Illustration by Austin Fehn
*The short answer is, "Yes, you should."