As directed with grit and grace by Rodrigo García, this quietly devastating film goes bone-deep. show more
As an experiment in Academy Award psychology, Albert Nobbs is fascinating. As drama? It is, forgive us, a drag. show more
Albert Nobbs is a quiet, minor-key work. The period finery is Masterpiece Classics-y, the parade of upper-crust and lower-tier eccentrics predictable. But Close's performance as this poor, wounded fellow resonates with depth and poignancy. show more
From the mezmerizing period piece to the Victorian social restrictions and it\'s hypocracy with all the elegant trappings of the privileged served by the underprivleged, I found all aspects of this film to be enthralling and fascinating. The children ************** ogled the character Albert Nobbs with apparent recognition of his true gender as well as the suspicious looks ascance at Hubert later in the film in addition to the amoral apiraions of Albert\'s romantic interest\'s lover, Joe. The dynamics created a heartwrenching tale of urequited love only gained posthumously. Albert\'s loss and abuses that led to a lifetime of secrecy and servitude came to a devastating end only made bearable by the character Hubert, whose gender bending portrayal vacillated between the vuluptious sensuality of fabulous Janet McTeer\'s combination of feminine vulnerabilty and courage to risk living as man to have the freedoms granted only to men. it is a must see for any film lover\'s library.
Entertaining in the oddest way. A slice of life in England in the very early 1800s with a LGBT message.
The acting is brilliant but I seriously question the historic reality of this film. It is just another - not so thinly vailed - attempt to legitimize lesbianism.