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Elling Reviews

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July 24, 2011
really is about a couple of crazy guys, and it's therapeutic
Full Review | Original Score: B
October 15, 2003
A pleasant surprise.
| Original Score: 4/5
April 2, 2003
Just because the characters are crazy, that doesn't mean they are not smart.
| Original Score: 3/4
February 5, 2003
The pleasing acting jobs by the two protagonists makes all this sugar easier to swallow, but not enough to find this film anything more than a mere diversion.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
December 31, 2002
By maintaining a modest stance and a gentle, affectionate tone it emerges as winning rather than wearying.
Full Review | Original Score: B
December 8, 2002
Tedious Norwegian offering which somehow snagged an Oscar nomination.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
December 6, 2002
A sweet film about two gentle souls - there is a genuine caring between them that feels like watching old friends.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
December 5, 2002
It's affectionate and optimistic without being fuzzy.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
November 17, 2002
immanently worthy of its Best Foreign Film Oscar nomination
| Original Score: 4/5
October 24, 2002
It is a life-affirming tale devoid of sappiness or pretention.
Full Review | Original Score: B
September 20, 2002
The moral is not too original, but the offbeat characters certainly are.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
September 20, 2002
The film's brand of humor seems a bit too broad, and the quirks of its main characters aren't really all that endearing, instead coming off as irritating and tiresome.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
September 13, 2002
A charming but slight comedy.
September 13, 2002
Elling, portrayed with quiet fastidiousness by Per Christian Ellefsen, is a truly singular character, one whose frailties are only slightly magnified versions of the ones that vex nearly everyone.
September 13, 2002
Touches smartly and wistfully on a number of themes, not least the notion that the marginal members of society ... might benefit from a helping hand and a friendly kick in the pants.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 13, 2002
It is refreshingly undogmatic about its characters.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 8, 2002
Elling is a light but self-sufficient comedy.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
September 6, 2002
The script is smart, not cloying.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
September 5, 2002
A witty and sophisticated sensibility brings individuality to the classic odd-couple comedy.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
September 5, 2002
Beautifully observed, miraculously unsentimental comedy-drama.
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