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O' Horten Reviews

Keith Uhlich
Time Out
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Full Review Source: Time Out | Original Score: 2/5

November 16, 2011
Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
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September 17, 2011
J. P. Mangalindan
Globe and Mail
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Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 3/4

September 14, 2010
Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
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It's a film whose pleasures come slowly, as we, like the title character, discover the joys he's missed. Best of all, we, like Odd the Norwegian bachelor, figure out it is never too late to start living.

Full Review Source: Orlando Sentinel | Original Score: 4/5

September 23, 2009
Jonathan F. Richards
Film.com
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Hamer creates a quirky, beguiling, and very funny mood piece that reflects on age, adventure, uncertainty, and humanity. Owe gives the character of Horten an off-center dignity that will suggest comparisons to Jacques Tati and Buster Keaton

Full Review Source: Film.com

August 23, 2009
Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post
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The whimsy is never overplayed. The peculiar isn't teased at any character's expense.

Full Review Source: Denver Post | Original Score: 3/4

July 24, 2009
Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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This yarn about a train conductor whose life goes off track is Nordic to its bones: efficient, humane and droll in small measures.

Full Review Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch | Original Score: 3/4

June 26, 2009
John Hartl
Seattle Times
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Thanks to the consistent deadpan tone that Hamer and Owe establish, it's oddly satisfying.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 3/4

June 19, 2009
Tom Long
Detroit News
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Pointedly strange and whimsical, O'Horten mixes the surreal with the mundane in its depiction of the retirement and eventual rebirth of a train engineer.

Full Review Source: Detroit News | Original Score: B

June 19, 2009
J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
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Bent Hamer has proved himself an apt pupil of such deadpan comic filmmakers as Jim Jarmusch and Aki Kaurismaki.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

June 19, 2009
Dan Zak
Washington Post
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Depending on your patience for oddball mood pieces, you will either sleep through O' Horten or be oddly captivated. Either way, it'll be like dreaming.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

June 19, 2009
Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
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Not quite the absurdist gem that was Bent Hamer's 2004 release, Kitchen Stories, the Norwegian director's O'Horten is nonetheless a deadpan delight.

Full Review Source: Philadelphia Inquirer | Original Score: 3/4

June 11, 2009
Ty Burr
Boston Globe
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O'Horten is a precise, deadpan drama of slapstick existentialism -- a Bent Hamer movie, in other words.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 3.5/4

June 11, 2009
Peter Howell
Toronto Star
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[Director] Hamer has a gift for observational comedy, previously demonstrated in the droll Kitchen Stories, and also for the exquisite framing of wintry images.

Full Review Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 3.5/4

June 5, 2009
Stephen Cole
Globe and Mail
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Filmmaker Hamer isn't being cruel here. He's trying to tell us that conquering the ridiculous is one of life's necessary joys.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 3/4

June 5, 2009
Nathan Rabin
AV Club
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Powered by lush cinematography, a moody score, and Owe's subtly majestic lead performance, O'Horten oscillates confidently between the mundane and the rapturously beautiful.

Full Review Source: AV Club | Original Score: B+

June 4, 2009
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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The thing about a deadpan comedy is, it must involve us in the lives of its characters, so we can understand why they are funny while at the same time so distant. O'Horten, a bittersweet whimsy by the Norwegian director Bent Hamer, finds that effortless.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 3.5/4

June 4, 2009
Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
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Jack Nicholson's dyspeptic retiree in About Schmidt would no doubt identify with O'Horten's entertaining pain.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: B+

June 3, 2009
Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
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A veteran actor of half-a-century's standing (and several Lars von Trier projects), his wry, detached decency is a large part of the film's charm as he greets his new life's surprises with calm, slightly puzzled good humor.

Full Review Source: Newark Star-Ledger | Original Score: 3/4

May 28, 2009
Lou Lumenick
New York Post
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A small masterpiece of poignant deadpan humor.

Full Review Source: New York Post | Original Score: 3.5/4

May 22, 2009
Walter V. Addiego
San Francisco Chronicle
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Strangeness, humor and melancholy of aging are deftly explored.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 3/4

May 22, 2009
Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
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A quiet, oddly serene movie with a curious soul.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 3/5

May 22, 2009
A.O. Scott
New York Times
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Made up of meticulously constructed, deadpan scenes that turn on Keatonesque visual jokes.

| Original Score: 3.5/5

May 22, 2009
Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
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Nothing about this film even hints at being rushed -- if there were a cinematic equivalent to the Slow Food movement, this would fit right in -- but that doesn't stop it from being all that you want it to be.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 4/5

May 21, 2009
Scott Foundas
Village Voice
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The movie, on its own modest terms, satisfies greatly.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

May 19, 2009
Keith Uhlich
Time Out New York
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A preciously deadpan comedy that never lays claim to its own distinct identity; it's cinema as a mass-manufactured snow globe.

Full Review Source: Time Out New York | Original Score: 2/6

May 14, 2009
Dave Calhoun
Time Out
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Thoughtful, funny, slightly sad and superbly crafted.

Full Review Source: Time Out | Original Score: 4/6

May 8, 2009
Alissa Simon
Variety
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More highly visual mood piece than sustained storytelling.

Full Review Source: Variety

October 18, 2008
Duane Byrge
Hollywood Reporter
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Succinct in its visualizations and crisp in its pacing, its deferential storytelling is in sync with its Odd subject.

October 18, 2008
Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
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Full Review Source: Miami Herald | Original Score: 3/4

December 26, 2007
Amy Biancolli
Houston Chronicle
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Full Review Source: Houston Chronicle | Original Score: 3/4

December 26, 2007
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