Noi the Albino (Nói albínói) - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Noi the Albino (Nói albínói) Reviews

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
May 26, 2006
Begins as a standard quirky, indie coming-of-age film, but slowly -- like melting ice -- turns into something more profound and genuinely touching.
September 7, 2005
Satisfaisant, mais on commence à connaitre la chanson un peu trop par cur.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
May 25, 2005
Left me too much in the cold to warm up to it.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Boyd van Hoeij
european-films.net
March 7, 2005
Here is an absurd black comedy that is not afraid to give us some insight into the often dark dealings of the teenage psyche.
Arthur Lazere
culturevulture.net
January 12, 2005
Holds the attention with imaginative detail and a veneer of deadpan humor, like thin ice over a sea of despair
Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com
July 10, 2004
A quirky, amusing little film.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Elias Savada
Nitrate Online
June 7, 2004
Kári's deadpan humor instills the film's emptiness with a warm glow.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
May 27, 2004
A better-than- average tale of teenage angst that balances its tone between sorrow and buoyant good cheer.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
May 23, 2004
Its unusual ambiance and quirky turns make it a peculiarly affecting addition to the coming-of-age genre.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
May 21, 2004
The director is constantly playing off the bleakness -- as well as the beauty -- of the Icelandic surroundings.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Sean P. Means
Salt Lake Tribune
May 21, 2004
After spending most of an hour being made to care about how Nói will solve his problems, our emotional investment evaporates like dot-com stock.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Scott Von Doviak
Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com
May 21, 2004
If you see only one quirky coming-of-age movie set on a remote Icelandic fiord this year, make it Noi.
Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle
May 9, 2004
Proceeds at a, no pun intended, glacial pace ... but the film is possessed of something more important: a bone-weary honesty at the travails of being young, different, and stuck somewhere you don't want to be.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Top Critic
G. Allen Johnson
San Francisco Chronicle
May 7, 2004
Who can resist a movie set in a town where the natural history museum, filled with stuffed polar bears and such, is 'the wildest place in town'?
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Marty Mapes
Movie Habit
May 7, 2004
Meditation on loneliness and isolation not highly entertaining but offers food for thought
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jean Lowerison
San Diego Metropolitan
May 5, 2004
Unfortunately, we're not given much reason to care about this mopey bore, and I found my mind wandering as it did in a previous Icelandic film, Reykjavik 101.
Rex Roberts
Film Journal International
May 5, 2004
Kári captures the contradictory sense of claustrophobia and emptiness that is both real and metaphoric. And Lemarquis is very watchable, as is Hansdóttir as Iris.
James Verniere
Boston Herald
May 5, 2004
Like Donnie Darko and Rushmore, Noi marks the arrival of a young filmmaker whose career is full of promise.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Mark Jenkins
Washington Post
April 30, 2004
Kari may eventually go far, but for now he's one of the less interesting inhabitants of international art cinema's disaffected-youth ghetto.
April 30, 2004
The movie is kind of like Nói - going nowhere fast. There are interesting characters that are good for some laughs, but the story runs out of gas and never quite recovers.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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