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

October 5, 2018
A Man Called Ove is exactly as advertised: a funny, feel-good piece that is safe and agreeable (and nothing more).
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.
June 29, 2017
Not very funny, not very sad, not very believable, and not very interesting.
June 15, 2017
The film is served in a repeatedy used mold: the annoying narrative-clich of the misanthrope that advances, by pure determinism of script structure, to its climactic humanization. [Full review in Spanish]
June 13, 2017
[It] is harmless, I suppose, except for its assurance that all a miserably suicidal person needs is a family of friends. Well, the many grieving friends of the many depressives who have attempted suicide ... might beg to differ with that diagnosis.
February 27, 2017
It gives us glimpses of beauty but misspends it on phoniness and mawkishness-treating human emotion like a worn-out novelty act.
January 7, 2017
The genial middle-brow arthouse story is too obvious and tries too hard to be pleasing.
November 3, 2016
Holm tugs so hard on the audience's heartstrings that they eventually wear out.
September 30, 2016
Holm assumes the audience requires ample evidence of Ove's goodness, and the film loses its footing in backstory melodrama.
September 29, 2016
Two of the most hackneyed scenes in any movie are the comically interrupted suicide attempt and the lonely soliloquy addressed to a dead spouse's headstone; the title character gets them both, multiple times, in this slow and obvious Swedish drama.
September 28, 2016
A culture-clash comedy that tries too hard to please the back rows