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Albert Nobbs (2012)



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Five-time Academy Award nominee Glenn Close stars in this emotional and thought-provoking tale of a woman forced to live as a man in 19th Century Ireland. After thirty years of keeping up the charade, a new love threatens to destroy everything she's worked so hard to build.. -- (C) Roadside Attractions

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Phyllida Law
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Lauren Kinsella
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Katie Ann McDonough
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Critic Reviews for Albert Nobbs

All Critics (154) | Top Critics (39)

The grim, grey-hued result is about as far from contemporary drag chic as it's possible to get - appropriate for the subject matter, perhaps, but hardly the stuff of satisfying cinema.

April 24, 2012 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

The film surrounding the performance is not always as strong, but the centre holds, and magnificently so.

February 3, 2012 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Albert is at the heart of it all and we see her through her own prism of vulnerability, resulting in a very human story about the search for love, acceptance and understanding of the self.

February 2, 2012 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

A movie that, like its title character, never quite dares to let itself discover what it really wants to be.

January 30, 2012 | Full Review…
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What you feel, watching Close, is not that you are watching gender being bent into new, absorbing shapes but that you might as well have stayed home and leafed through a book on Magritte.

January 30, 2012 | Full Review…

[A] strange, sad, mesmerizing little movie.

January 27, 2012 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Albert Nobbs

Albert Nobbs is nothing less than a deeply saddening but intriguing film. Glenn Close once again proves her versatility and emotional graciousness that she attacks each character with. It's an obvious movie that requires little brain power but if it strikes a nerve with You, as it did with me, then you'll appreciate what was achieved.

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Glenn Close delivers a very solid performance, but this weak drama doesn't seem to know exactly what it wants to say, with an irregular story that wanders without a clear direction, giving in to a lot of expository dialogue and ending in an anticlimactic conclusion.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

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The raves about Glenn Close's performance are deserved, and this is in many ways an important story, but the film is unfortunately lifeless and the subplot's a real stinker. Almost a great movie, but not.

Daniel Perry
Daniel Perry

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