Albatross Reviews

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January 12, 2012
Charmingly low-key, the British coming-of-age drama "Albatross" offsets slack plotting with creative casting and sensitive performances.
January 12, 2012
The lack of subtlety makes the story's familiar beats only more obvious.
January 12, 2012
The performances are compelling (although Jones is underused) but the thin narrative is less instructive of the strange way female friendships operate than of the way stories get recycled.
January 10, 2012
Albatross shifts from indie fairy tale to farce, only to accept its fate as a coming-of-age melodrama.
January 10, 2012
Innocence is lost -- as well as 90 minutes of your precious, precious time.
December 1, 2018
Although it may lack the rawness or intensity of an engagingly slick drama, Albatross is charming and peppered with good humour.
August 14, 2018
To see such a talented array of actors working in unison with such a sincere, witty and multi-faceted script is an utter pleasure.
February 29, 2012
There are dimensions to Emelia that are welcome, but often rudely condensed by director Niall McCormick, who burns through the picture in 85 minutes, never lingering long enough on domestic tension or behavioral awareness.
January 26, 2012
A serving of teenage angst with a side order of syrup which, like the films of John Hughes, treats both characters and audience with respect and affection.
January 20, 2012
Newcomer Brown Findlay brings some laughs and energy to an otherwise predictable tale of family strife that is modestly compelling but ultimately forgettable.
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