Jacky Petters from Film Takeout writes:
"Lars von Trier was influenced to make this film after a depressive episode he experienced. So why would anybody want to watch a daunting film that revolves closely around depression and doomsday? Because sometimes it’s nice to escape the sappy bullshit we sometimes kid ourselves with. And with the help of cinematographer Manuel Alberto Claro, von Trier successfully exposed a common issue and fear among people in the most beautiful and poetic way possible."