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The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared (2015)

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Critic Consensus: Its efforts to earn laughs can be as ungainly as its title, but for viewers in tune with its absurdist humor, The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared offers much to recommend.

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Based on the internationally best-selling novel by Jonas Jonasson, the unlikely story of a 100-year-old man who decides it's not too late to start over. For most people it would be the adventure of a lifetime, but Allan Karlsson's unexpected journey is not his first. For a century he's made the world uncertain, and now he is on the loose again.
Rating:
R (for language and some violence)
Genre:
Action & Adventure , Comedy , Drama
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Box Office:
$694,069.00
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Cast

Robert Gustafsson
as Allan Karlsson
Iwar Wiklander
as Julius Jonsson
Mia Skäringer
as Gunilla
Jens Hultén
as The Boss
Sven Lönn
as Hinken
David Shackleton
as Herbert Einstein
Sibylle Bernardin
as Amanda Einstein
Kerry Shale
as Harry S. Truman
Keith Chanter
as Ronald Reagan
Ralph Carlsson
as Detective Chief Inspector Aronsson
Koldo Losada
as General Franco
Algirdas Romualdas
as Josef Stalin
Johan Rheborg
as Tage Erlander
Sigitas Rackys
as Gorbachev
Philip Rosch
as Robert Oppenheimer
Manuel Dubra
as Esteban
Patrik Karlson
as Sigvard Eklund
Guhn Andersson
as Director Alice
Anders Sanzén
as Ronny Hulth
Donald Höberg
as Professor Lundborg
Viktor Friberg
as District Police Superintendent
Jan Berglund
as Wholesale Merchant Gustavsson
Gunilla Jansson
as Mistress of Gustavsson
Alfred Svensson
as Young Petrol Station Assistant
Miglen Mirtchev
as Vladimir
Lateef Lovejoy
as Douglas Freeman
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Critic Reviews for The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared

All Critics (71) | Top Critics (19)

It's never explained what Allan's mental state is, other than lovable geriatric rascal-itis, an irritating trope that hardly constitutes a certifiable condition.

Full Review… | June 25, 2015
Boston Globe
Top Critic

"The 100-Year-Old-Man" is wonderfully inventive, silly fun.

Full Review… | June 12, 2015
Detroit News
Top Critic

This peripatetic farce practically propels itself.

Full Review… | May 29, 2015
Philadelphia Inquirer
Top Critic

It seems destined for a Hollywood remake, which is likely to be more polished but not nearly as weirdly charming.

Full Review… | May 28, 2015
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Top Critic

Herngren's hyper-plotty story goes from testing credulity to utterly insulting it, as incident piles on to incident in an ever-escalating cascade of you-won't-believe-what-happens-nexts.

Full Review… | May 21, 2015
Washington Post
Top Critic

Eccentric, wry and highly entertaining.

Full Review… | May 14, 2015
Newsday
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared

½

The story of the old man who flees from the retirement home and stumbles over a suitcase with a fortune starts out really promising and wonderfully quirky. The flash backs to the 100-year old's long life are similar to Forrest Gump's run-ins with political heavy weights of the 20th century, but not always quite as interesting here. While the dark-humored, sudden bursts of violence are pretty refreshing, the solution is ultimately somewhat anti-climatic. In the end, the mix of humor and crime just didn't seem to work all that well together here. Maybe you have to be Swedish to get it.

Jens S.
Jens S.

Super Reviewer

I wonder if this is supposed to be an absurdist, Swedish version of Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa (without the crass humor), with great visuals (the cinematography is gorgeous) and impressive makeup but awfully unfunny and with a ridiculous plot that has no structure or focus.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

Super Reviewer

½

In this near perfect story of an unlikely 100-year-old man, the audience follows Allan Karlsson (portrayed wonderfully by Robert Gustafsson) as he leaves his old age home to literally go anywhere. Stumbling across a man at a bus stop with a suspicious suitcase, he takes it along with him. Befriending another elderly man along the way, we get to see their friendship blossom as well as them meeting new friends. This film has some bizarre and crazy attempts at comedy, and for me it was able to hit the nail on the head every single time. I had a blast watching this film. My two complaints would solely be the fact that we never know the illness he is suffering from, but I think that was purposefully done; However, the one valid complaint is that it distractingly changes between languages rapidly throughout the entire film, which could be tiresome for some viewers. Overall, I think this is a damn fine picture that does not have enough attention. I highly recommend it, especially filmgoers who love out of the box ideas. This is one of the most unique films of 2015.

KJ Proulx
KJ Proulx

Super Reviewer

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