Albert Nobbs Reviews

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Donald Clarke
Irish Times
April 27, 2012
Thee finished work appears fatally stranded between feminist polemic and accidental magic realism.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
R. Kurt Osenlund
Slant Magazine
December 20, 2011
Close never provides an entry point into the soul of this complex (and otherwise nameless) person, making it harder and harder to view the character as sympathetic.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Mathew DeKinder
Suburban Journals of St. Louis
January 29, 2012
Sadly, great performances do not a great film make.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Simon Miraudo
Quickflix
December 18, 2011
Albert Nobbs isn't exactly offensive or discriminatory; it just dances around all the interesting sexual politics at its core and is content to be a totally by-the-numbers period piece. A singular movie, this ain't.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Emma Dibdin
Little White Lies
April 26, 2012
At once stilted and melodramatic, this is a desperately ill-conceived adaptation of a fascinating story.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Christopher Lloyd
Sarasota Herald-Tribune
February 3, 2012
Albert Nobbs is more a parable than a person, and Albert Nobbs plays out more closely to a fable than an authentic tale.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Steve Newall
Flicks.co.nz
January 5, 2012
Albert Nobbs ends up being little more than a play on screen.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Glenn Dunks
Trespass
September 8, 2013
An unadventurous film that has only the smallest of fires in its belly.
Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly
January 25, 2012
The upstairs/downstairs drama is mediocre (although enlivened whenever Brendan Gleeson shows up as a randy doctor), and the unconvincing premise only drags it down further.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Charlie Lyne
Ultra Culture
March 4, 2012
Awful, but memorable.
Jeff Meyers
Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
January 27, 2012
Nobbs is so closed-off, so understated, that we're never given a chance to empathize with or understand him ... The movie is as unrealized and unexpressed as its protagonist.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
December 29, 2011
All of the red meat is just beneath the surface, occasionally poking through but mostly remaining buried.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Phil Villarreal
OK! Magazine
December 15, 2011
The film was adapted from a short story, and perhaps a short story it should have stayed.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
January 26, 2012
The creamy, handsome look of "Albert Nobbs" matches Close's work, but the film falls short in most other aspects.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Robbie Collin
Daily Telegraph
April 26, 2012
For all its gender-bending intrigue, this is a cataclysmically sexless film: seldom has drag felt like such a drag.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Betsy Sharkey
Los Angeles Times
December 22, 2011
Nobbs is such a spectral presence that infusing any measure of life into this person is an insurmountable challenge.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Matthew Pejkovic
Matt's Movie Reviews
January 12, 2012
Although it strives for bigger things, Albert Nobbs proves itself to be a diluted and bland exploration into transgender survival in conservative Ireland, headlined by Glenn Close's vain gender bending performance.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Margaret Pomeranz
At the Movies (Australia)
December 1, 2011
There is such an interesting subject but the creation of this character, played by Glenn Close, it's almost like she is mentally challenged.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Tom Huddleston
Time Out
April 24, 2012
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
December 21, 2011
The rest of the movie, sadly, can't live up to its leads.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Frank Wilkins
Frank's Reel Reviews
January 31, 2012
Kevin Jagernauth
The Playlist
December 23, 2011
Leonard Maltin
ReelzChannel.com
March 10, 2012
Neil Rosen
NY1-TV
February 3, 2012
Chris Bumbray
JoBlo's Movie Emporium
February 16, 2012

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