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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]
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“..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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“..this is one of those movies that's not very good but not so offensively bad that I regret ever seeing it. No doubt, it's also something I probably won't remember in a week..”
by Brian Oliver [The Movieman]


“..like a counterfeit handbag: It looks great but falls apart when you reach into it..”
by Rafer Guzman [Newsday]


“..thoroughly predictable, and despite an original setup, the movie never rouses the emotions..”
by Marjorie Baumgarten [Austin Chronicle]


“..the stories are horrifying, but essential to hear..”
by Joe Neumaier [NY Daily News]


“..a horror movie with an anti-globalist bent that's more interesting than its halfhearted scares..”
by Sara Stewart [New York Post]


“..delivering a highly stylized widescreen revenge picture loaded with weapons and driven entirely by "superficial action"..”
by Peter Debruge [Variety]


“..the film isn't particularly convincing either as a rousing anthology of bloodsport set pieces or a deeply felt portrait of revenge and reunion..”
by Vadim Rizov [A.V. Club]

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“..the hard-charging debut feature from TV director Yann Demange, makes us live every vivid, violent moment with him, the threat of death lurking at every turn..”
by Peter Travers [Rolling Stone]


“..undoubtedly a remarkable achievement, especially for a first-time filmmaker..”
by Jordan Hoffman [Film.com]


“..still, "The Lazarus Effect," clocking in at a brief 86 minutes, doesn't go far enough, isn't scary enough and has mad scientists who just aren't mad enough..”
by Joe Neumaier [NY Daily News]