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Aberdeen Reviews

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December 28, 2001
The people who made the Scottish Aberdeen could have saved themselves some trouble if they'd come to America and watched a couple weeks' worth of TV movies.
January 18, 2002
For all its attempts at bending the rules, Aberdeen still comes off as frustratingly conventional.
August 24, 2001
A sentimental and painfully mundane European drama.
| Original Score: 1.5/5
April 13, 2002
The acting alone can't fill the motivational gaps.
October 18, 2001
No matter how much insight we eventually gain into Tom and Kaisa one must ask exactly who would want to gain insight into these people.
August 17, 2001
Like all family reunions, this one's difficult to attend -- but worth it.
December 4, 2001
Under the guiding hand of co-writer-director Hans Petter Moland, the leads offer beautifully realized performances.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
October 8, 2001
Clean and transparent, with no movie director tricks.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
March 29, 2002
Hans Petter Moland avoids the usual movie cliches of addiction and abuse in his fierce, discomforting portraits...
Full Review | Original Score: B
May 8, 2002
A gripping film about the tattered ties of familial love that matter even to ferociously wayward and addicted individuals.
January 1, 2000
Directed with a fierce honesty by Norwegian Hans Petter Moland .
Full Review | Original Score: B
August 17, 2001
A ferociously observant study of two characters.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
August 17, 2001
Moland has again directed Skarsgard into a new frontier of dramatic acting, and what is probably the most nakedly convincing performance of his career.
October 4, 2001
A little European indie pic that digs down to the roots of its characters, describing people's lives and relationships in ways that resonate with clarity and heart.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
February 14, 2002
Grips us precisely because its actors are so utterly absorbed in their roles, so unfettered and nakedly expressive.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
June 14, 2002
Contrived or not, anything that stirs raw emotions as Aberdeen does is worth a viewing.
Read More | Original Score: 74/100
April 30, 2002
A strangely lyrical tale of addiction and family distance.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
July 23, 2001
Skarsgard's remarkable, drunk or sober.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
July 23, 2001
It's a confusing road-trip flick, but Headey's terrific outing is more than enough to hold the mess together.
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