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Oslo, August 31st Reviews

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August 14, 2017
What sets Oslo, August 31st apart is the way it entwines the personal with the city: [Joachim] Trier understands that your story is tangled up in the story of the city and that the story of the city is tangled up in the story of its inhabitants.
May 12, 2015
Devastating. And masterful.
May 27, 2014
Comprova a promessa representada pela estreia de Joachim Trier.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
June 23, 2013
Sad, but wise, and clear-eyed about what it means to drift through life until it's suddenly too late to turn back.
Full Review | Original Score: A
June 14, 2013
The beauty is in the array of animated faces in Anders' life. And it's in the simple promise and vitality of Anders' face, which serves the film without any regard for being in a film, let alone a tragedy or a poetic vision of darkness and futility.
January 8, 2013
With a predilection for long takes, alternating between tripod setups and handheld camera work that's reflective of Anders' unease, Trier presents life as an unceasingly tepid stream of the mundane -- with an occasional, exquisite pinprick of hope.
September 28, 2012
Life's sadder moments are quite well displayed in Trier's nuanced approach. For many popcorn munchers, that regrettably doesn't translate as a must-see movie in today's crowded marketplace...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 25, 2012
It's an absolutely moving and devastating film, and one of the most jarring looks at addiction you'll ever see on screen.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
August 31, 2012
The movie transpires mostly in quiet, engrossing dialogue scenes, and its austere style shares a good deal in common with the protagonist, who seems both opaque and completely exposed.
August 30, 2012
In a single day, through a single pair of eyes, Trier and Lie give us an emblem for the world.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
August 30, 2012
[Displays] an invigoratingly acute understanding of the psychology of insecurity, longing, defensiveness and inward-turning rage.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
August 30, 2012
"Oslo, August 31st" is quietly, profoundly, one of the most observant and sympathetic films I've seen.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
August 29, 2012
The film is perhaps the most emotionally devastating and yet paradoxically delicate effort of the year, a genuine gem.
Full Review | Original Score: A minus
August 29, 2012
A coolly observed yet boundlessly compassionate day in the life of a recovering drug addict, "Oslo, August 31st" breaks your heart many times over.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
August 24, 2012
Spanning a short period of time, this tense and intense Norweigian drama about a drug addict is extremely well directed and acted.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
August 23, 2012
As the final shots mirror the first, you reflect on how life goes on, with and without us.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
August 17, 2012
Trier proves that he's no one-hit wonder.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 10, 2012
The result is a superb exploration of loss, guilt and regret in Norwegian director Joachim Trier's often-unpredictable second film.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
August 10, 2012
It has absolute clarity about a character who isn't at all sure about what he wants - or whether he wants to keep going at all.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
August 8, 2012
[Screenwriters] Trier and Vogt are neat and cunning.
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