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Albert Nobbs
Albert Nobbs

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Glenn Close, Mia Wasikowska
Jan 27, 2012
R, 1 hr. 53 min.


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Movie Info

Cast: Glenn Close, Mia Wasikowska, Janet McTeer, Brendan Gleeson, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Pauline Collins, Antonia Campbell-Hughes, Brenda Fricker, Mark Williams, James Greene
Director: Rodrigo García
Rated: R
Running Time: 1 hr. 53 min.
Genre: Drama
Theater Release: Jan 27, 2012
DVD Release: May 15, 2012
Synopsis: Five-time Academy Award nominee Glenn Close stars in this emotional and thought-provoking tale of a woman forced to live as a man in 19th Century Ireland. After thirty years of keeping up the charade, a new love threatens to destroy everything she's worked so hard to build.. -- (C) Roadside Attractions

Critic Reviews

  • Tom Huddleston, Time Out
    The grim, grey-hued result is about as far from contemporary drag chic as it's possible to get - appropriate for the subject matter, perhaps, but hardly the stuff of satisfying cinema.
  • Kate Taylor, Globe and Mail
    The film surrounding the performance is not always as strong, but the centre holds, and magnificently so.
  • Linda Barnard, Toronto Star
    Albert is at the heart of it all and we see her through her own prism of vulnerability, resulting in a very human story about the search for love, acceptance and understanding of the self.
  • Dana Stevens, Slate
    A movie that, like its title character, never quite dares to let itself discover what it really wants to be.
  • Anthony Lane, New Yorker
    What you feel, watching Close, is not that you are watching gender being bent into new, absorbing shapes but that you might as well have stayed home and leafed through a book on Magritte.
  • Connie Ogle, Miami Herald
    [A] strange, sad, mesmerizing little movie.
  • Tom Long, Detroit News
    "Albert Nobbs" is a film of great texture and tenderness, and the actors are a joy to behold.
  • Ann Hornaday, Washington Post
    [It] sneaks up on the audience with the quiet discretion of the enigmatic protagonist at its center. And, like him, it contains multitudes beneath its prim surface.
  • Rafer Guzman, Newsday
    [A] funny, sorrowful, richly layered and tremendously moving film.
  • Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle
    Characters as out of touch and desperate as Albert Nobbs awaken an instinctive doubt and distrust in an audience.
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