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  • 75
    Jami Bernard New York Daily News

    A journey that goes from prosaic to existential. Director Hans Petter Moland's raw drama of father-daughter reconciliation features an excellent cast. show more

  • 88
    Marta Barber Miami Herald

    A film of rare beauty, lifted by some of the best acting you may see in any film this year. show more

  • 88
    Loren King Boston Globe

    It is an uncompromising family tale, one that's dark but lyrical and moving in its rendering of the ties that bind even the most dysfunctional families, despite valiant efforts to destroy them. show more

  • 75
    Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune

    In the end, grips us precisely because its actors are so utterly absorbed in their roles, so unfettered and nakedly expressive. This is the kind of acting we always look for, but rarely see. show more

  • 75
    Jonathan Foreman New York Post

    Intelligent, moving and often beautifully photographed, Aberdeen boasts superb performances. show more

  • 63
    Lawrence Toppman Charlotte Observer

    The characters, irritating as they can be at first, grow on you as they grow up. show more

  • 60
    Maitland McDonagh TV Guide

    It's a raw, haunting experience. show more

  • 75
    Sean Axmaker Seattle Post-Intelligencer

    Behind the narrative twists and contrived dramatic complications is a searing and scary look at dysfunction. show more

  • 90
    Leslie Camhi Village Voice

    Norway's hallucinatory, edge-of-the-world beauty imbues the story with a woozy, alcoholic haze and a sense of the marginal spaces into which the messiest aspects of private life are shoved. show more

  • 90
    Kevin Thomas Los Angeles Times

    It could have done with fewer plot devices, but it is ultimately far more satisfying than countless less ambitious and risky films. show more

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