Albert Nobbs
Albert Nobbs (2012)

Five-time Academy Award nominee Glenn Close stars in this emotional and thought-provoking tale of a woman forced to live as a man in 19th Century Ireland. After thirty years of keeping up the charade, a new love threatens to destroy… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: May 15, 2012
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Critic Score: 56% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Tom Huddleston
Time Out

The grim, grey-hued result is about as far from contemporary drag chic as it's possible to get - appropriate for the subject matter, perhaps, but hardly the stuff of satisfying cinema.

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Dana Stevens
Slate

A movie that, like its title character, never quite dares to let itself discover what it really wants to be.

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Glenn Dunks
Trespass

An unadventurous film that has only the smallest of fires in its belly.

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Kate Taylor
Globe and Mail

The film surrounding the performance is not always as strong, but the centre holds, and magnificently so.

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Anthony Lane
New Yorker

What you feel, watching Close, is not that you are watching gender being bent into new, absorbing shapes but that you might as well have stayed home and leafed through a book on Magritte.

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Matt Kelemen
Las Vegas CityLife

There's no contrived moralizing bridge to modern relevance, no overt nod to contemporary gender politics and no real reason why Close shouldn't get some respect this awards season.

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Linda Barnard
Toronto Star

Albert is at the heart of it all and we see her through her own prism of vulnerability, resulting in a very human story about the search for love, acceptance and understanding of the self.

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Connie Ogle
Miami Herald

[A] strange, sad, mesmerizing little movie.

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Roger Moore
Tribune News Service

Close, in one of her greatest performances, is quiet, still, almost invisible to those around her. It's not a stunt or an impersonation, it's a perfect realization of what someone in her position might endure just to eat.

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Flixster Audience Score: 48% Flixster User Reviews
Anthony Lawrie
A tender and quite unique film that is more about the performances I would suggest than it is about the story. That's not to say the story is bad, I'm… More
Cynthia S.
This is a movie about the fragile lives of women in the 1800's in Ireland. Most women who didn't have a brother, husband, or father to support her had… More
Daniel Perry
The raves about Glenn Close's performance are deserved, and this is in many ways an important story, but the film is unfortunately lifeless and the… More
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"I found the film to be sad and depressing. Albert Nobbs leads a very lonely life. I felt sorry for the way she had to live and I kept hoping she would… More
Spencer S.
There are many comparisons that I can make between this film and its predecessor, "Yentl." It does not have the same urgency as the Barbra Streisand… More
Tracy Kenderdine
Hey there, Glenn Close, I see what you're doing there. I'm just not sure it always works, is all. This is an often touching, often quite sad story… More