Oslo, August 31st Reviews

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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.
May 23, 2012
Trier's compassion for what it takes to survive, mixed with the love he bestows on Oslo, is rewardingly profound.
May 22, 2012
Moment to moment, you sense the fragility of Anders's fate as it hangs in the balance.
May 22, 2012
As this elegiac movie reminds us, even a shattered life matters, leaving behind an indelible, intricate imprint.
May 21, 2012
[It] crosses the blood-brain barrier like ... like ... whatever the drug is, I haven't tried it, thank God.
November 4, 2011
Lie's performance is pitch perfect, and Trier's direction almost flawless.
November 3, 2011
A very rewarding and worthwhile film.
November 3, 2011
An astounding achievement, Joachim Trier's haunting film will stay with you for weeks.
November 1, 2011
Trier has adapted a 1930s French novel, which in 1963 Louis Malle filmed as 'Le Feu Follet', but this feels totally fresh and modern in its concerns. It's also devastating.
September 10, 2011
Trier writes his hero into a very tight corner, but finds a simultaneously graceful and uncompromising way out of it. Neat trick, that.
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