Aberdeen Reviews

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October 1, 2002
Moland ... has a fine eye for landscapes, but an even surer touch with actors.
February 14, 2002
Grips us precisely because its actors are so utterly absorbed in their roles, so unfettered and nakedly expressive.
January 11, 2002
An uncompromising family tale, one that's dark but lyrical and moving in its rendering of the ties that bind even the most dysfunctional families, despite valiant efforts to destroy them.
October 20, 2001
[A] frank father-daughter drama.
October 19, 2001
A raw, harrowing film with a streak of dark, sometimes rowdy humor.
October 8, 2001
Clean and transparent, with no movie director tricks.
September 1, 2005
September 18, 2002
The movie is to be admired for refusing to romanticize alcoholism and for finding, in its bleak story, much humor and emotion.
June 14, 2002
Contrived or not, anything that stirs raw emotions as Aberdeen does is worth a viewing.
May 8, 2002
A gripping film about the tattered ties of familial love that matter even to ferociously wayward and addicted individuals.
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