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

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September 20, 2017
Your handkerchief will get a good workout at this one.
June 30, 2017
Not a film to change your view of the world or anything like that, but certainly a pleasant enough sit.
June 29, 2017
The mellowing of a grumpy widower isn't exactly a new idea in filmed drama, but thanks to a bleak yet morbidly funny tone and some clever narrative shenanigans, the Swedish box-office hit A Man Called Ove wholly reinvigorates the concept.
June 29, 2017
Not very funny, not very sad, not very believable, and not very interesting.
March 22, 2017
It's a dour but likeable combination of humour and pathos, mixed with rage.
February 17, 2017
A Man Called Ove hits all of the genre's sweet spots, without ever tipping into the saccharine.
February 16, 2017
Shamelessly, but also quite movingly, hits all the required notes of the most pandering of feel-good Tinseltown sagas, with its story of a grouchy guy who turns out to have a heart of gold and a past worth sighing over.
October 21, 2016
It starts well, but the deadpan humor quickly runs out of gas.
October 20, 2016
The moving twists and turns of the love story and the bright comedy elevate an otherwise familiar story line. The mix of genres works, too.
October 13, 2016
Lassgrd won't let you off easy: A scene in which Ove weeps hopelessly before the magnitude of his loneliness will bring tears to the eyes of anyone who has suffered a loss.
October 13, 2016
Lassgard manages to keep us from completely hating and giving up on him at the beginning of the film - no small trick - and allows us to care for him without engaging in maudlin sentimentality at the end.
October 12, 2016
Though our put-upon hero's gradual realization that he has much to live for is obvious from the get-go, it still is a pleasant journey from pawn to king - spiritually speaking, of course.
October 7, 2016
"A Man Called Ove" starts out gruff and unlikable and more than a bit stereotypical. Then it opens up and becomes something of an epic about ordinary life, touching, funny and engrossing.
October 6, 2016
A Man Called Ove won me over - if for no other reason than Lassgrd's formidable talent for playing such an utterly pitiless, nihilistic jerk.
September 30, 2016
A darkly funny, tragic, and ultimately heartwarming tearjerker about the life of one lonely but extraordinary man.
September 30, 2016
Holm tweaks expectations with the way he presents the material, and his grip on the film's tricky, tragicomic tone is masterful.
September 30, 2016
Holm assumes the audience requires ample evidence of Ove's goodness, and the film loses its footing in backstory melodrama.
Top Critic
September 29, 2016
This modest dramedy, deftly directed by Hannes Holm from the best-selling novel by Fredrik Backman, is as sweetly sincere as it is market-driven, with gusts of saving black comedy rolling in to rescue it from excess goo.
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 29, 2016
Good-hearted stuff, to be sure, but mainly of interest to lovers of cinematic comfort food.
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