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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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“..thanks to a strong visual eye and a terrific cast, this anguished, but intimate coming of age tale tends to (mostly) recompense for some of the darker and more despondent elements that will test some resolves..”
by Rodrigo Perez [The Playlist]


“..simply by not getting the balance right, "The Bronze" seems to be lucky to have medaled at all..”
by Drew McWeeny [HitFix]


“..a serviceable family film that is hardly a worthy rival for "Searching for Bobby Fischer"..”
by Ben Kenigsberg [NY Times]


“..though the books are brilliant, Depp's attempt to make his own Terry-Thomas movie feels tired and more than a little tortured..”
by Ali Plumb [Empire Online]


“..it's not much fun at all, but at least it's over..”
by Moira MacDonald [Seattle Times]


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by Betsy Sharkey [LA Times]


“..Patrick Tobin's infuriatingly coy script... turning the film into a morbid guessing game..”
by Joshua Rothkopf [Time Out New York]


“..the same elements that have endeared or alienated viewers of Dolan's previous films are all here in Mommy..”
by Liam Lacey [Globe and Mail]


“..Scoot McNairy is a terrifically spineless, whining mouthpiece for the adventurer who financed the journey, and Ben Mendelsohn is a terrifying underwater psycho. The whole thing adds up to a watery grave of claustrophobia-but that can be pretty terrifying..”
by Rex Reed [New York Observer]


“..Song One has its heart in the right place (on its sleeve)-it's just in desperate need of a few strong hooks..”
by David Ehrlich [Time Out New York]