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Adam's Apples Reviews

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Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
June 18, 2008
Winner of 14 different awards, it comes from the gifted Anders Thomas Jensen, who excels in black comedy
Brian Gibson
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)
May 8, 2008
A film that asks us to have a pretty high tolerance of easy stereotypes and most of its comedy comes because you're not sure what else to do but laugh. When the ironic reversal kicks in, the film turns semi-serious and gets, if anything, a little boring.
Dan Jardine
Apollo Guide
February 5, 2008
The actors play this darkly funny material as if they are in a deadly serious Shakespearean drama, highlighting the situation's many absurdities
Full Review | Original Score: 85/100
Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses
October 14, 2007
Horis na dokimazei Dogma-tika tis antohes soy, den einai liges oi fores poy tis apsifa paizontas me to rythmo, eno i halari ploki einai profanes oti den endiaferetai kai idiaitera na soy dosei heroylia na piasteis
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Jason Gorber
Film Scouts
June 21, 2007
Another delightful film from the Netherlands, this one about an oblivious priest and a Neo-Nazi who inadvertently finds redemption.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle
June 1, 2007
This Danish comedy, like most of that country's dramas, is dark, dark, dark. The film's humor offers an odd blend of subversively sly narrative mixed with bursts of sudden, sharp violence and goofy slapstick.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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G. Allen Johnson
San Francisco Chronicle
May 11, 2007
This oddball story is more than a one-joke concept. Its characters are sometimes cruel, sometimes sweet, but always recognizably human.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
April 13, 2007
Jensen is an accomplished screenwriter with a knack for developing people amid comic nonsense.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Sam Adams
Los Angeles Times
April 12, 2007
The movie is all surface, loudly clamoring for attention and then losing its voice.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Scott Foundas
L.A. Weekly
April 12, 2007
Some will see this as a movie about how we're all God's children. I saw only the misanthropic fulminations of Jensen's runaway ego.
Andy Klein
Los Angeles CityBeat
April 12, 2007
For most of its length it's wonderfully wicked -- Jensen actually forces us to sympathize with the neo-Nazi's attitude toward the minister -- but the ending unfortunately mitigates the nastiness ...
Ross Anthony
Hollywood Report Card
April 11, 2007
Strong direction, solid acting, and a script as crisp and juicy as freshly picked apples. A solid "A" film.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
April 10, 2007
Its screenplay attempts to blend outrageous black humor with biblical allegory in an ultimately unsuccessful fashion.
Emanuel Levy
April 1, 2007
Director Jensen (who co-scripted After the Wedding) breaks away from Dogme to make a more stylized film, using a controlled surface that disarms us with surreal happenings and well-executed absurdity.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Frank Ochieng
March 28, 2007
Deliciously profane, dark and somber, Denmark's Adam's Apples is fiendishly ripe for the picking.
Full Review| Original Score: 3/4
Lewis Beale
Film Journal International
March 22, 2007
Pushes the boundaries of weirdness, yet manages to be a moving look into faith and redemption.
Tim Cogshell
Boxoffice Magazine
March 17, 2007
The path that Jensen plots is one full of the improbable and unlikely, but never the impossible.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Tom Beer
Time Out
March 17, 2007
Adam's Apples strives for black comedy, but winds up being neither funny nor spiritually enlightening.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/6
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Matt Zoller Seitz
New York Times
March 16, 2007
Smart-aleck comedy and spirituality aren't incompatible, but in Adam's Apples they cancel each other out.
| Original Score: 2/5
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V.A. Musetto
New York Post
March 16, 2007
I'm sure there's a decent black comedy in the material, but Adam's Apples, by Danish director Anders Thomas Jensen, isn't it.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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