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Albert Nobbs

Rated R for some sexuality, brief nudity and language.

R In Theaters 01/27/2012 , 113min.
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Critic score based on 41 reviews

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August 13, 2012
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
May 22, 2012
Entertaining in the oddest way. A slice of life in England in the very early 1800s with a LGBT message.
May 18, 2012
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.
March 02, 2012
Glenn Close was amazing and so believable in her role as a tortured sole. The ease at which she is able to go through life as a man, unrealized by others, made me wonder how often men and or women had to resort to such ends in order to survive. Though terribly sad, the end actually held out a strand of hope.
February 20, 2012
Great story based on women's history in the 19th century. Glenn Close is a marvelous actor who displays great dramatic ability in this role as well a sympathetic approach to the characters.

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It's a career-crowning role for Glenn Close. Too bad the film is such a drag. Full Review
A.O. Scott
The New York Times
Ms. McTeer's sly, exuberant performance is a pure delight, and the counterpoint between her physical expressiveness and Ms. Close's tightly coiled reserve is a marvel to behold. The rest of the film is a bit too decorous and tidy to count as a major revelation, but it dispenses satisfying doses of humor, pathos and surprise. Full Review
Ann Hornaday
Washington Post
Like the man himself, Albert Nobbs is a sweet, sad, sensitive little film, a haunting reminder that each of us, on some level, is impersonating someone. Full Review
Betsy Sharkey
Los Angeles Times
When the filmmakers move into Nobbs' isolation, though, the movie flags - a surprise given Garcia's excellent work on HBO's minimalist personality study "In Treatment," on which he wrote and directed extensively. Full Review
Claudia Puig
USA Today
The film never gets to the heart of Nobbs - a woman who lives as a man. She comes across as more of a sad, clownish figure than a flesh-and-blood human, playing her emotions so close to the vest that it's hard to care about this stoic character. Full Review
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