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Elling Reviews

December 5, 2002
It's affectionate and optimistic without being fuzzy.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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 5, 2002
A witty and sophisticated sensibility brings individuality to the classic odd-couple comedy.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
September 5, 2002
Heartwarming here relies less on forced air than on Petter Nęss' delicate, clever direction ... and a wonderful, imaginative script by Axel Hellstenius.
August 23, 2002
A film of charm, freshness and bracingly generous humanity.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
August 23, 2002
It's thoroughly entertaining and nonpatronizing, and occasionally even insightful.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
July 11, 2002
A plucky parable about mastering one's fears, and making connections.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
June 28, 2002
Blessed with two fine, nuanced lead performances.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 27, 2002
Calls to mind the great screen pairings of dysfunctional buddy pictures of the past.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
June 13, 2002
Charms because of its natural, non-magical attitude toward humanity.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
June 6, 2002
A singularly affecting and amusing fable.
June 4, 2002
An enjoyable experience.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
May 29, 2002
Ellefsen and Nordin originated their roles on an Oslo stage, resulting in two lived-in character portrayals which lend this offbeat comedy a sweet sincerity.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
May 29, 2002
Believes so fervently in humanity that it feels almost anachronistic, and it is too cute by half. But arriving at a particularly dark moment in history, it offers flickering reminders of the ties that bind us.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
May 28, 2002
That neither protagonist has a distinguishable condition hardly matters because both are just actory concoctions, defined by childlike dimness and a handful of quirks.