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Albert Nobbs


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Release Date :

January 27, 2012

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Director :

Rodrigo Garcia

Starring :

Glenn Close, Mia Wasikowska, Aaron Johnson, Janet McTeer, Jonathan Rhys-Meyers, Brendan Gleeson, Maria Doyle Kennedy, Mark Williams, Bronagh Gallagher, Pauline Collins

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“..too bad the film is such a drag, unlikely to break out beyond the arthouse circuit..”
by Peter Debruge [Variety]
Review rate : C

“..this quietly devastating film goes bone-deep..”
by Peter Travers [Rolling Stone]
Review rate : D

“..the rest of the movie, sadly, can't live up to its leads..”
by Joe Neumaier [New York Daily News]
Review rate : D

“..the point is to show the misery of a underprivileged woman ahead of her time, but so much dedication for such a small payoff makes you wonder why..”
by Rex Reed [New York Observer]
Review rate : D+

“..the movie's most affecting moment is a fantasy sequence in which Nobbs and Page don dresses and stroll through town..”
by Sara Stewart [New York Post]
“..the movie nonetheless has the slightly stiff feel of a project whose budget has been so severely trimmed..”
by Ella Taylor [NPR]
“..the movie has no tight close-ups..”
by David Edelstein [New York Magazine]
“..the complicity of these two cross-dressers provides what drive the narrative possesses..”
by Todd McCarthy [Hollywood Reporter]
Review rate : C+

“..mostly there's just a kind of soft, quiet sadness - about lives unlived, about chances lost, about loves forever unexpressed..”
by Stephen Whitty [Newark Star-Ledger]
3 of 4

“..goes heavy on the dramatic ironies in its final scenes, but in that one moment we finally are made to feel the thrill of not being seen at all..”
by Ty Burr [Boston Globe]
Review rate : D+

“..flavored storyline has its own peculiar appeal..”
by James Berardinelli [ReelViews]
Review rate : C+

“..explores the complications with a light and sensitive touch..”
by A.O. Scott [New York Times]
Review rate : C+

“..emotions so close to the vest that it's hard to care about this stoic character..”
by Claudia Puig [USA Today]
Review rate : D

“..despite all the attention to detail, the character never overtakes the actor on screen..”
by Betsy Sharkey [Los Angeles Times]
“..close's prosthetic makeup renders her face too immobile, a marked contrast with her unfixed accent..”
by Melissa Anderson [Village Voice]
Review rate : B-

“..a damp little trifle, a sketchbook of gestures, a parade of period costumes and domestic details..”
by Lisa Schwarzbaum [Entertainment Weekly]
Reviewed by Mary F. Pols [TIME Magazine]

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“..the movie can conjure up futuristic images, but the story is nothing we haven't seen before...”
by Stephanie Merry [Washington Post]


“..the spirits may have been willing with Poltergeist but the movie is weak..”
by Linda Barnard [Toronto Star]


“..will make fans of the Japanese animation studio yearn for when Hayao Miyazaki was there. The now-retired maestro of the form had a sense of poetry and lyricism that's sadly missing here..”
by Joe Neumaier [NY Daily News]


“..more depravity, more terrible acting..”
by Chris Nashawaty [Entertainment Weekly]


“..a black riff on a certain stripper movie smash..”
by Roger Moore [Tribune News Service]


“..the rest of it - the healer, the journalist, the falcons - is just a thick, tedious layer of frost on the window..”
by Katharine Pushkar [NY Daily News]


“..the camera prowls menacingly through the interiors, but the writers seem too content with their improbable conceit to bother with back story or character arcs..”
by David Parkinson [Radio Times]


“..there's plenty of entertainment value to found. Just don't expect to leave the film with a smile on your face and joy in your heart..”
by Blair Hoyle [Cinema Slasher]


“..it is a creamily sensuous, richly observed piece of work, handsomely detailed and furnished..”
by Peter Bradshaw [The Guardian]


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by Peter Bradshaw [The Guardian]