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Albert Nobbs

Albert Nobbs

2011
Drama
1h 53m
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Avg Percentile 40.28% from 422 total ratings

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Rated 19 Sep 2011
70
65th
The Oscar is as good as Close's. She's excellent! (Edit: I should totally have gone with "The Oscar Race for Best Actress is Closed". Oh well.)
Rated 27 Dec 2011
70
54th
A lot hangs on Mia Wasikowska in this and she fails to deliver. Basically this is what a lot of the big British actors will be stuck doing now that Potter is over. Not a bad period film, but not great either. Doesn't help that the main character is a bit of a robot, I kept thinking of Bicentennial Man...
Rated 26 Nov 2011
69
37th
Unfortunately it`s not more than an average period movie (It`s like watching a lousy version of Downton Abbey), but the performances of Glenn Close and Janet McTeer are amazing and so believable... I`ll be happy if Glenn Close is recognized as the Best Actress, but I`ll be thrilled to see McTeer rewarded in this wonderful supporting role..
Rated 27 Dec 2011
85
71st
There's a bit too much going on in the third act, but what makes Albert Nobbs such a good film is that Close's titular character is so fully realized, that, unlike so many similar films, she exists outside of her sexual transgressions. Nobbs is pathetic and lonely, smart and neurotic, confused, beautiful, everything the perfect tragic protagonist should be.
Rated 25 Feb 2012
82
67th
Strange but compelling drama spotlights Close in a magnificent performance (and long-term pet project) even if her Nobbs is bizarrely enigmatic as to his motives and view of the world, which is a problem the film can't quite overcome because of the character's very nature. Wasikowska is also excellent in support, though the subplot with her boyfriend feels underdeveloped, disorganised and somewhat contrived. While the film is not a total success, it remains intriguing throughout.
Rated 27 Dec 2011
65
23rd
It's a sad film and an ultimately tragic tale, but emotional investment is scarce since the pace of the film is painfully slow at times and the overall direction is quite lacklustre. For such a passion project, this film felt quite uninspired. Close gives it her all and she's far and away the highlight of the film, but director Rodrigo García clearly wasn't as invested in the story.
Rated 22 May 2022
55
36th
I LOVE slow burn but JUST as the movie is about to BE something, it ends. I’m not being proverbial. The movie literally ends at the cusp of the most intriguing plot development. Earlier the movie sets up the characters and the scene. Some hardships. It is about to provide with the emotional resolution and just decides to end just before.
Rated 29 May 2018
63
21st
61.50+1 = 62.50.
Rated 27 Apr 2012
60
40th
A drama that seems content to be watchable and well-intentioned and nothing more.
Rated 27 Aug 2012
25
17th
Unfortunately this film just isn't good at any point. The screenplay and the very flat execution of it must be at fault, because certainly there's nothing wrong with the performances. Slightly off-putting that Glenn Close at 65 is attempting to court 22-year-old Mia Wasikowska, I have to say.
Rated 14 May 2012
60
43rd
I read in most reviews of this movie that it's a pretty mediocre film, with a great performance by Glenn Close. I can't really disagree with that. Close is one of my favourite actresses and she was brilliant again here. The story was a bit meandering. It's quite an interesting story, but the screenplay just simply needed to be better in order to service the talented performers. I did quite like the ending though; it wasn't too 'Hollywood', which was nice.
Rated 03 Mar 2015
40
16th
A movie I desperately wanted to like, but that just wasn't executed very well at all.
Rated 30 Nov 2012
50
28th
Albert Nobbs is the rare double drag king bill you could plausibly take your grandmother to. It's genteel, well-crafted, mostly sexless and frequently dull - a movie that, like its title character, never quite dares to let itself discover what it really wants to be.
Rated 12 Jun 2012
7
41st
A slight but touching film, worth watching for its little-explored gender themes and some great acting from Glenn Close and Janet McTeer.
Rated 15 Feb 2012
20
7th
Most of the points are for Brendan Gleeson and maybe a couple for Glenn Close.
Rated 22 Nov 2013
21
23rd
READ the BOOK!!
Rated 22 Apr 2012
92
97th
I love silly movies, and Nobbs is great silly stuff.
Rated 22 Dec 2011
15
21st
"Close never provides an entry point into the soul of this complex (and otherwise nameless) person, making it harder and harder to view the character as sympathetic." - R. Kurt Osenlund
Rated 03 Jan 2015
4
91st
While the last two were decent drama it's the first act that really intrigued; wittier dialogue and a peculiar mix of the absurd and hope bubbling away underneath.
Rated 02 Jun 2012
90
59th
Bitter sweet!
Rated 20 Feb 2012
42
17th
Nobbs is a powerful character, and Glenn, who stars, co-writes and co-produces, manages to impersonate a man in a properly tidy, I-can't-take-anymore way. But García seems interested in just shooting the script and fails to provide any subtlety to the story.
Rated 16 Apr 2012
45
16th
Close and McTeer are terrific and beautifully insightful in this little tragedy about identity and longing that could have used more push in the directing department. Still, there are plenty of little moments that are worthy enough to watch and savior the film.
Rated 30 Sep 2012
70
26th
Close and McTeer are great, but the movie as a whole is lacking. It's competent, but a little turgid; there's nothing too inspired or exciting here.
Rated 17 Feb 2012
76
86th
An extremely positive surprise, Glenn Close is Oscarworthy, the other leading actors are all terrific and the Sinéad song earns some extra points as well. I liked; very much so.
Rated 28 Sep 2014
75
13th
Well acted but strange period drama featuring entirely unconvincing women dressed as men. The suspension of disbelief required is too much to be able to take whatever else is going on seriously.
Rated 12 Jun 2012
8
54th
I was really surprised by the lukewarm reception this film got, I loved Glenn Close as Albert! Does a great job of exploring the concept of gender roles in the late 1800's.
Rated 17 Aug 2016
75
40th
Found myself really bored watching this. Glenn Close was fine, but I actually found myself more surprised by the performance of Janet McTeer. Perhaps the makeup effects didn't have the desired result. I feel as though Glenn Close could have been playing either Roddy McDowell or a distant relative to Robin Williams.
Rated 01 Jan 2012
40
8th
It's an embarrassing film, if you ask me. Janet McTeer is the only one worth a nomination come Oscar time.

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