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Elling Reviews

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John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews
July 24, 2011
really is about a couple of crazy guys, and it's therapeutic
Full Review | Original Score: B
Mark Halverson
Sacramento News & Review
August 7, 2008
| Original Score: 4/5
Jurgen Fauth
About.com
October 15, 2003
A pleasant surprise.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Neil Smith
BBC.com
July 23, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
David Parkinson
Empire Magazine
April 21, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Andrea Chase
Killer Movie Reviews
April 5, 2003
Full Review | 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
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon
March 12, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
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 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
Top Critic
Philip Wuntch
Dallas Morning News
December 5, 2002
It's affectionate and optimistic without being fuzzy.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com
November 17, 2002
immanently worthy of its Best Foreign Film Oscar nomination
| Original Score: 4/5
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
October 24, 2002
It is a life-affirming tale devoid of sappiness or pretention.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com
September 21, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Sean P. Means
Salt Lake Tribune
September 20, 2002
The moral is not too original, but the offbeat characters certainly are.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Top Critic
Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post
September 13, 2002
A charming but slight comedy.
Top Critic
Ann Hornaday
Washington Post
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.
Top Critic
Ty Burr
Boston Globe
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
Top Critic
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
September 13, 2002
It is refreshingly undogmatic about its characters.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Gerry Shamray
Your Movies (cleveland.com)
September 8, 2002
Elling is a light but self-sufficient comedy.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
Top Critic
Gunnar Rehlin
Variety
July 22, 2008
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Time Out
January 26, 2006

Guardian
March 25, 2003

London Evening Standard
March 16, 2003

FilmFour.com
March 14, 2003
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
December 16, 2002
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Houston Chronicle
November 9, 2002
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Jeff Strickler
Minneapolis Star Tribune
November 6, 2002
Jean Lowerison
San Diego Metropolitan
October 21, 2002

Boston Phoenix
September 14, 2002
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Arizona Republic
August 31, 2002
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
August 23, 2002
Kate Johnson
PopMatters
August 14, 2002
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