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Albatross

Overview


Genre :

Drama, Comedy

Release Date :

January 13, 2012 (Limited)

Director :

Niall MacCormick

Starring :

Sebastian Koch, Julia Ormond, Felicity Jones, Jessica Brown Findlay, Peter Vaughan, Harry Treadaway, Mark Ryder, Angus Barnett, Alexis Zegerman

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  Be the 1st!

Review rate : C

“..while unfocused..”
by Jeannette Catsoulis [New York Times]
“..tonal whiplash has eaten up the pleasures of this otherwise well-cast, evocatively shot small-town trifle..”
by Michelle Orange [Village Voice]
2 of 5

“..the performances are modestly engaging..”
by Christopher Tookey [Daily Mail [UK]]
“..the movie assigns this character a power over others, but doesn't illuminate its source..”
by Mary F. Pols [TIME Magazine]
4 of 5

“..the film is charming enough overall to compensate for its flaws..”
by Matthew Turner [ViewLondon]
4 of 5

“..it's primarily a bittersweet and rousingly funny tale..”
by Lisa Giles-Keddie [Real.com]
“..it's a shame that the film comes across like an awkward and ingratiating teenager, given that the two performances at its core are so winning..”
3 of 5

“..is a patchwork of British cliches..”
by Adam Woodward [Little White Lies]
Review rate : D

“..debut feature has a puppyish eagerness that doesn't quite deliver..”
by Anthony Quinn [Independent]
1 of 4

“..continually loses focus in its shift from one set of characters to another and falters on its inconsistent attitude to those same figures..”
by Andrew Schenker [Slant Magazine]
2 of 5

“..an interesting premise; though despite being evidently autobiographical in origin..”
by Peter Bradshaw [Guardian [UK]]
“..a little too neat and obvious for its own good..”
by Allan Hunter [Daily Express]

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