A Man Called Ove (En man som heter Ove) Reviews

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May 1, 2019
The film is funny, surprising, moving, and even romantic as it unspools Ove's story.
March 1, 2019
Told with love and care, and a level of craftsmanship that would make Ove himself proud.
November 3, 2018
It's not a crime to make a sentimental film - it's a viable genre and sensibility - so there is much to commend A Man Called Ove for amid its calculating machinations.
October 5, 2018
A Man Called Ove is exactly as advertised: a funny, feel-good piece that is safe and agreeable (and nothing more).
August 27, 2018
Ove is developed as a true to life character, one with many flaws, ranging from hilarious to appalling, but with endearing human qualities as well.
August 23, 2018
Unless you are simply opposed on principle to feeling uplifted by a mordantly humorous melodrama, you will dab your sad old eyes at "A Man Called Ove."
July 20, 2018
You wouldn't expect one of the most charming, heartwarming films in recent memory to center on a man repeatedly trying to commit suicide.
December 29, 2017
The emotional impact goes through the screen and hits the viewer's chest, something very few films are capable of. [Full review in Spanish]
December 28, 2017
A rather contrived plot point upon the film's conclusion should not mar Holm's overall handling of potentially saccharine material with such uplifting aplomb.
November 13, 2017
A reminder that a shared life is better than a solitary one.
September 20, 2017
Your handkerchief will get a good workout at this one.
September 12, 2017
A certain measure of humor informs A Man Called Ove, but it is not hokey or nostalgic. Instead, this film cherishes a knowing wisdom that leaves us with a wistful smile.
August 29, 2017
A bit reminiscent of Clint Eastwood's Walt Kowalski in "Gran Torino," Ove will predictably mellow but not before some amusing and sobering events unfold.
August 18, 2017
It's predictable and manipulative, but after 57 minutes, I tired of resisting its attempts to win me over. Damn Siamese cat.
August 8, 2017
A Man Called Ove's darkness and humor are balanced artfully, a merit one often sees in Scandinavian film.
July 25, 2017
We have the Academy to thank for bringing this warmly humorous Swedish gem to our attention - it's one of the year's most likeable films.
July 15, 2017
A sprawling Swedish drama that plunges back and forth in time, Hannes Holm's A Man Called Ove can be distilled to one simple message -- don't judge a book by its cover.
July 14, 2017
Drama and dark comedy, together in a story that at last is touching, are the hook that catches the public. [Full review in Spanish]
July 13, 2017
A sentimental dramedy that counts on a solid performance protagonist of Rolf Lasgard. [Full review in Spanish]
July 11, 2017
Lassgard huffs and puffs well, but the script (by the film's director, Hannes Holm) lays out its simple story with increasing heavy-handedness, and the humour is perhaps too Swedish to work here.
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