Adam's Apples (Adams æbler)
Adam's Apples (Adams æbler) (2007)

An overly-optimistic preacher with a penchant for taking in lost causes to help around his remote church finds his rose-tinted view of the world challenged by a psychotic neo-Nazi he is trying to reform in this jet black comedy from Green… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: January 8, 2008
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Critic Score: 69% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Good and evil collide with interesting results in Adam's Apples, a dark Biblical allegory that's alternatively funny and shocking.

G. Allen Johnson
San Francisco Chronicle

This oddball story is more than a one-joke concept. Its characters are sometimes cruel, sometimes sweet, but always recognizably human.

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Scott Foundas
L.A. Weekly

Some will see this as a movie about how we're all God's children. I saw only the misanthropic fulminations of Jensen's runaway ego.

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Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile

Winner of 14 different awards, it comes from the gifted Anders Thomas Jensen, who excels in black comedy

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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe

Jensen is an accomplished screenwriter with a knack for developing people amid comic nonsense.

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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter

Its screenplay attempts to blend outrageous black humor with biblical allegory in an ultimately unsuccessful fashion.

Brian Gibson
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)

A film that asks us to have a pretty high tolerance of easy stereotypes and most of its comedy comes because you're not sure what else to do but laugh. When the ironic reversal kicks in, the film turns semi-serious and gets, if anything, a little boring.

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Sam Adams
Los Angeles Times

The movie is all surface, loudly clamoring for attention and then losing its voice.

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Tom Beer
Time Out New York

Adam's Apples strives for black comedy, but winds up being neither funny nor spiritually enlightening.

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Dan Jardine
Apollo Guide

The actors play this darkly funny material as if they are in a deadly serious Shakespearean drama, highlighting the situation's many absurdities

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Flixster Audience Score: 90% Flixster User Reviews
Lewis C.
"Let's stop with the accusations. It was an old cat. He just happened to fall down while we were shooting." There are dark comedies. There are… More
Walter M.
[font=Century Gothic]In "Adam's Apples," Adam(Ulrich Thomsen), a neo-Nazi, has just been released from prison into the care of Ivan(Mads… More
Randy Tippy
On the one hand we criticize films for conforming or being unimaginative, but when something totally original comes along we're not quite sure how to take… More
Lesley N
Unexpected, very dark , very funny and very Danish film from Anders Thomas Jensen about the battle between good and evil, starring a newly released neo-Nazi… More
Jens S.
The idea of sending a neo-Nazi into community service with a priest is pretty fantastic stuff for a mix of comedy and drama. And for the first half this Danish… More
Daisy Maduro
This movie had so many deep meaning and points of interests, it is a simple tale of hope, meaning of life and personalities, I liked Mads Mikkelsen's… More