The Bothersome Man (Den Brysomme mannen) Reviews

November 17, 2011
May 13, 2009
September 21, 2007
Like the Swedish/Norwegian Kitchen Stories, it's a thoughtful Scandinavian film with a bent sense of humor.
September 21, 2007
Is it a religious allegory? Political statement? Horror film? Perhaps all three, perhaps none.
September 6, 2007
If only all the production elements added up to great movie. Instead, they seem like window dressing on a sill looking out to nowhere.
September 3, 2007
Bothersome Man is a stark yet strangely lyrical, multi-layered dirge for the absurdity of human fate in the face of figuratively deadening social conformity, and on the other hand, literal mortality.
August 29, 2007
An absurdly funny dystopian allegory that can proudly hold its own next to Truffaut's Fahrenheit 451 and Terry Gilliam's Brazil.
August 25, 2007
A deliberate, thought-provoking, existential meditation on the curse of creating a neverending heaven on Earth.
August 25, 2007
[A] pitch-black, bone-dry comedy.
August 24, 2007
A surreal nightmare of gleaming surfaces and razor-sharp edges, The Bothersome Man unfolds in a sterile city where nothing is quite as it seems.
August 21, 2007
Director Jens Lien mostly favors the clean and bland, succumbing to much of the same pod-person impassivity that the movie purports to critique.
August 9, 2007
There are several ways to take this bothersome trifle, none of which are at all resonant.
June 2, 2007
It's a delectable premise, rendered with smooth efficiency but we never really get beneath the surface of this shallow parallel reality.
June 2, 2007
This Ikea-furnished existential crisis marks Lien out as a talent to watch for the future.
May 25, 2007
A few flaws but this is visually captivating and psychologically disturbing.
March 15, 2007
Made with formidable assurance, a compelling look, quiet skill and impressive economy.
January 8, 2007
full review in Greek
October 28, 2006
Oddball futuristic fun with a serious, if confused, message.
September 23, 2006
A dark, nasty little movie that's never quite as deep or as clever as it imagines itself to be.
May 22, 2006
Delightfully droll.