Albert Nobbs
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 56%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"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."
‑ Tom Huddleston, Time Out
"A movie that, like its title character, never quite dares to let itself discover what it really wants to be."
‑ Dana Stevens, Slate
"An unadventurous film that has only the smallest of fires in its belly."
‑ Glenn Dunks, Trespass
"Close's performance is no less sensational than Heath Ledger's as the close mouthed Ennis in Brokeback Mountain."
‑ Richard Knight, Knight at the Movies
"File under interesting failure, although with three Oscar nominations (Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress and Best Costume), there must surely be people out there somewhere convinced by this relentlessly tasteful affair."
‑ , Film4
"The film surrounding the performance is not always as strong, but the centre holds, and magnificently so."
‑ Kate Taylor, Globe and Mail
"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."
‑ Anthony Lane, New Yorker
"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."
‑ Matt Kelemen, Las Vegas CityLife
"One's admiration for Close's work becomes more for her versatility and fearlessness than a connection with the character she portrays."
‑ Michael Dequina,
"Glenn Close's character couldn't be more buttoned-up, but beneath the reserve she conveys a lifetime of loneliness, hurt and quiet heartache."
‑ Jason Best, Movie Talk
"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."
‑ Linda Barnard, Toronto Star
"[A] strange, sad, mesmerizing little movie."
‑ Connie Ogle, Miami Herald
"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."
‑ Roger Moore, McClatchy-Tribune News Service
"Glenn Close does her best Clay Aiken impression as she pretends to be a male butler in 19th century Ireland."
‑ Danny Minton, Fort Bend Sun
"...Academy-Award nominated performances might be reason enough to see Albert Nobbs"
‑ Philip Martin, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
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