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Patrik 1,5, (Patrik Age 1.5) Reviews

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Andrew Schenker
Time Out New York
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The stuff of time-tested trite melodrama...

Full Review Source: Time Out New York | Original Score: 2/5

August 4, 2010
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press

There's enough material here for two movies, and frankly, neither sounds like one I'd want to see.

Full Review Source: St. Paul Pioneer Press | Original Score: 2/4

August 20, 2010
Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
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It's predictable.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 2/4

August 13, 2010
Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
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The Kids Are All Right cuts the same corners as this movie, it just uses a better knife.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 2.5/4

August 19, 2010
Ann Hornaday
Washington Post
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A film that always chooses optimism and wishful thinking over realism.

Full Review Source: Washington Post | Original Score: 2/4

August 20, 2010
Annlee Ellingson
Moving Pictures Magazine

What looks on paper like the perfect setup for a farce is actually the makings of a sweet drama.

Full Review Source: Moving Pictures Magazine

August 17, 2010
Diego Costa
Slant Magazine

The anticlimactic child in Patrik, Age 1.5 isn't as nightmarish as Rosemary's Baby or the man-eating wooden branch-sucking-on-a-pacifier in Jan Svankmajer's Little Otik, but it sets off just as much anxiety.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 3.5/4

August 2, 2010
Sarah Boslaugh
Playback:stl

... Patrik, Age 1.5 turns out to be the rare film which actually deserves the label "heartwarming"...

Full Review Source: Playback:stl | Original Score: 8/10

April 2, 2010
Brian Tallerico
HollywoodChicago.com

Has a plot that sounds like it could easily be turned into bad comedy or melodrama but a talented, genuine cast keep it real.

Full Review Source: HollywoodChicago.com

March 26, 2009
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com

certainly nothing we haven't seen before

Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com | Original Score: 3/5

August 12, 2010
Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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This homey construct is warm, exactingly crafted and painted with pop-country tones.

Full Review Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch | Original Score: 2.5/4

August 20, 2010
Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
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Deftly combining low-key romance and gentle humor, the director, Ella Lemhagen (working from Michael Druker's 2008 play), stares down prejudice with a nudge and a wink rather than a soapbox.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 3.5/5

August 6, 2010
Gerald Peary
Boston Phoenix

It's so sincerely good-willed, and the performances are low-key and terrific, especially Skarsgård as the more big-hearted of the gay marrieds.

Full Review Source: Boston Phoenix | Original Score: 2.5/4

August 19, 2010
Dennis Harvey
Variety
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Delivers a formulaic-sounding conceit with enough unpredictability and downplayed sentiment to earn the heartwarming emotions that might too easily have arrived on cue.

Full Review Source: Variety

July 6, 2010
Doris Toumarkine
Film Journal International

The kid's not all right in this appealing high-concept and surprisingly affecting romantic drama about a married gay couple who get a nasty surprise after believing they've adopted an ideal child.

Full Review Source: Film Journal International

August 6, 2010
Tim Cogshell
Boxoffice Magazine

Pretty funny and the humor ran alongside many pleasant and fulfilling arcs.

Full Review Source: Boxoffice Magazine | Original Score: 3/5

August 12, 2010
Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
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In its murky light, the film is filled with details that seem utterly true...

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

August 19, 2010
Chuck Wilson
Village Voice
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There aren't many surprises to what follows, but one is never bored, thanks to the innate charms of Skarsgård and young Ljungman, both of whom have such sweetly hopeful smiles that it's hard not to wish them eternal happiness.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

August 3, 2010
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