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Oslo, August 31st Reviews

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July 26, 2012
A study of a man who pulled away from the edge of the abyss at the nick of time, only to realize he may not be able to forgive himself for the things he's done.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
July 19, 2012
Te movie seems more like a searing portrait of self-discovery and realization, with the understanding that not everything you learn about yourself will be pleasant.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
July 15, 2012
There are echoes, a little DNA of "Wings of Desire" here.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
July 2, 2012
A powerful, upfront document of a recovering drug addict confronting the demons of his past.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
July 2, 2012
It's Trier's skill at humanely communicating the deep loneliness of a ruined life that make him a new filmmaker deserving your attention.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
June 26, 2012
A remarkable film with a mesmerizing performance by actor Lie.
June 21, 2012
Trier ... keeps us aware of the emotions and perceptions of all the characters, even at those times when their perceptions are limited and differ from objective reality.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 7, 2012
With his angular features and intense gaze, Lie is utterly convincing as an intellectual in the process of repairing his damaged life.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
May 31, 2012
"Oslo" is an example of strong, confident filmmaking in which nothing is miscalculated or out of place.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
May 25, 2012
... a gritty and authentic portrait of the unseen post-abuse perils that addiction creates.
May 25, 2012
Though the film provides a gentle wash of dark feelings, one can't help but feel cleansed by it and more alive when it ends.
Full Review | Original Score: 8.5/10
May 25, 2012
Despite its themes, "Oslo, August 31st" is an exhilarating film, with impeccable direction and pitch-perfect performances that make the bleakness worthwhile.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
May 24, 2012
"Oslo, August 31st" has the satisfying gravity of specific experience, and also, true to its title, a prickly sense of place.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
May 24, 2012
It's a marvelously constructed personal journey, both wrenching and bittersweet, whose emotional ripple effects stay with you for days and weeks afterward.
Top Critic
May 24, 2012
In its depiction of a man who's considering death, the film is never less than fully alive.
May 24, 2012
With only two films, Danish director Joachim Trier has soundly established himself as a singular talent.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
May 24, 2012
...a quietly stunning masterpiece-all of life, in a single day.
May 23, 2012
Trier's compassion for what it takes to survive, mixed with the love he bestows on Oslo, is rewardingly profound.
Full Review | Original Score: A
May 22, 2012
Moment to moment, you sense the fragility of Anders's fate as it hangs in the balance.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
May 22, 2012
As this elegiac movie reminds us, even a shattered life matters, leaving behind an indelible, intricate imprint.
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