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Albert Nobbs Reviews

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November 27, 2017
Attentive but with an empty gaze, Albert Nobbs examines everything around him closely, with small and insignificant gestures. [Full review in Spanish]
October 23, 2017
Everything, even the gender-bending, feels like a prop. For such a ripe story, Albert Nobbs is weirdly un-engaging and lacks any real urgency...
August 5, 2015
As the pinched, ever-wary, heartbreaking Nobbs, Close gives a tricky, high wire, award-worthy performance yet she commendably resists any temptation to be showy, campy or spectacular in the least.
September 8, 2013
An unadventurous film that has only the smallest of fires in its belly.
April 21, 2013
There's no contrived moralizing bridge to modern relevance, no overt nod to contemporary gender politics and no real reason why Close shouldn't get some respect this awards season.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 3, 2013
Close, in one of her greatest performances, is quiet, still, almost invisible to those around her. It's not a stunt or an impersonation, it's a perfect realization of what someone in her position might endure just to eat.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
July 15, 2012
Close's performance is no less sensational than Heath Ledger's as the close mouthed Ennis in Brokeback Mountain.
July 2, 2012
One's admiration for Close's work becomes more for her versatility and fearlessness than a connection with the character she portrays.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
May 15, 2012
Glenn Close does her best Clay Aiken impression as she pretends to be a male butler in 19th century Ireland.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
May 2, 2012
File under interesting failure, although with three Oscar nominations (Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress and Best Costume), there must surely be people out there somewhere convinced by this relentlessly tasteful affair.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
April 30, 2012
Glenn Close's character couldn't be more buttoned-up, but beneath the reserve she conveys a lifetime of loneliness, hurt and quiet heartache.
April 29, 2012
...Academy-Award nominated performances might be reason enough to see Albert Nobbs
Full Review | Original Score: 86/100
April 28, 2012
McTeer's performance is one of the most convincing of its kind I've ever seen.
April 27, 2012
Thee finished work appears fatally stranded between feminist polemic and accidental magic realism.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
April 27, 2012
Here's a film that looks good, has production values to die for and an all-star cast who mostly make their mark.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 27, 2012
It's a virtuoso portrayal and any hints of femininity vanish completely in Close's intense, studied portrayal.
April 26, 2012
It's Mrs Doubtfire without knobs on.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 26, 2012
Looking like a cross between Dublin-born Wilfrid Brambell's Steptoe, Robin Williams and Jamie Bell, it's an extraordinary performance, requiring little dialogue for us to see the pain deep in his/her soul.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 26, 2012
It's a film whose unrelaxed body language screams: "Give me prizes!"
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
April 26, 2012
For all its gender-bending intrigue, this is a cataclysmically sexless film: seldom has drag felt like such a drag.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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