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Albert Nobbs Reviews

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Stephen Rebello
Playboy Online
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.
Matt Kelemen
Las Vegas CityLife
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
Roger Moore
Tribune News Service
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
Richard Knight
Knight at the Movies
July 15, 2012
Close's performance is no less sensational than Heath Ledger's as the close mouthed Ennis in Brokeback Mountain.
Danny Minton
Fort Bend Sun
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-
Jason Best
Movie Talk
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.
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
April 29, 2012
...Academy-Award nominated performances might be reason enough to see Albert Nobbs
Full Review | Original Score: 86/100
Philip French
Observer (UK)
April 28, 2012
McTeer's performance is one of the most convincing of its kind I've ever seen.
Derek Malcolm
London Evening Standard
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

Liverpool Echo
April 27, 2012
It's a virtuoso portrayal and any hints of femininity vanish completely in Close's intense, studied portrayal.
Alex Zane
The Sun (UK)
April 26, 2012
It's Mrs Doubtfire without knobs on.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Graham Young
Birmingham Post
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
Antonia Quirke
Financial Times
April 26, 2012
The movie is sometimes charged with real tension and passion. And yet Close as Nobbs is an absence.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 26, 2012
It is a million miles away from the frizzy haired bunny-boiling vixen of Fatal Attraction but every bit as disturbing.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Tim Evans
Sky Movies
April 25, 2012
Resolutely downbeat, this tale of Victorian gender-bendering scores thanks to skilful performances, particularly from Close and McTeer, and a exhaustive attention to period detail.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Henry Fitzherbert
Daily Express (UK)
April 25, 2012
It's finely acted (both Close and McTeer were Oscar nominated) and McTeer brings some welcome heart and humour.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Matthew Turner
April 25, 2012
Watchable drama enlivened by strong performances from both Glenn Close and Janet McTeer, though the story loses its way in the second half and fails to deliver the required emotional punch.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Siobhan Synnot
April 23, 2012
This is a sad, sweet little film; well acted, and capable of striking a universal chord. After all, who doesn't use some level of impersonation in order to get by?
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
James Mottram
The List
April 18, 2012
While it's just the sort of film Hollywood likes to embrace, one can only imagine the horrific hash a studio would've made of telling this sensitively told tale.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Stella Papamichael
Radio Times
April 12, 2012
Even with a captivating, Oscar-nominated performance by the star, the servant remains inscrutable beneath that starched collar.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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