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Patrik 1,5, (Patrik Age 1.5) Reviews

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Andrew Schenker
Time Out
August 4, 2010
The stuff of time-tested trite melodrama...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
August 20, 2010
There's enough material here for two movies, and frankly, neither sounds like one I'd want to see.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
August 13, 2010
It's predictable.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
August 19, 2010
The Kids Are All Right cuts the same corners as this movie, it just uses a better knife.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Ann Hornaday
Washington Post
August 20, 2010
A film that always chooses optimism and wishful thinking over realism.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Annlee Ellingson
Moving Pictures Magazine
August 17, 2010
What looks on paper like the perfect setup for a farce is actually the makings of a sweet drama.
Diego Semerene
Slant Magazine
August 2, 2010
The anticlimactic child in Patrik, Age 1.5 isn't as nightmarish as Rosemary's Baby or the man-eating wooden branch-sucking-on-a-pacifier in Jan Svankmajer's Little Otik, but it sets off just as much anxiety.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Sarah Boslaugh
Playback:stl
April 2, 2010
... Patrik, Age 1.5 turns out to be the rare film which actually deserves the label "heartwarming"...
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Brian Tallerico
HollywoodChicago.com
March 26, 2009
Has a plot that sounds like it could easily be turned into bad comedy or melodrama but a talented, genuine cast keep it real.
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com
August 12, 2010
certainly nothing we haven't seen before
| Original Score: 3/5
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Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
August 20, 2010
This homey construct is warm, exactingly crafted and painted with pop-country tones.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
August 6, 2010
Deftly combining low-key romance and gentle humor, the director, Ella Lemhagen (working from Michael Druker's 2008 play), stares down prejudice with a nudge and a wink rather than a soapbox.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
Gerald Peary
Boston Phoenix
August 19, 2010
It's so sincerely good-willed, and the performances are low-key and terrific, especially Skarsgård as the more big-hearted of the gay marrieds.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Dennis Harvey
Variety
July 6, 2010
Delivers a formulaic-sounding conceit with enough unpredictability and downplayed sentiment to earn the heartwarming emotions that might too easily have arrived on cue.
Doris Toumarkine
Film Journal International
August 6, 2010
The kid's not all right in this appealing high-concept and surprisingly affecting romantic drama about a married gay couple who get a nasty surprise after believing they've adopted an ideal child.
Tim Cogshell
Boxoffice Magazine
August 12, 2010
Pretty funny and the humor ran alongside many pleasant and fulfilling arcs.
| Original Score: 3/5
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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
August 19, 2010
In its murky light, the film is filled with details that seem utterly true...
| Original Score: 3/4
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Chuck Wilson
Village Voice
August 3, 2010
There aren't many surprises to what follows, but one is never bored, thanks to the innate charms of Skarsgård and young Ljungman, both of whom have such sweetly hopeful smiles that it's hard not to wish them eternal happiness.
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