101 Reykjavik
101 Reykjavik (2001)

It's easy to empathize with adolescent apathy when it's 30 degrees below zero, nightfall at four o'clock in the afternoon, and you're knee-deep in graying snow sludge. But at 28 years old, Hlynur's a little long in the… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 19, 2001
DVD Release Date: April 15, 2003
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Critic Score: 89% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: A funny, offbeat romantic comedy about an unlikely tryst with the beautiful Icelandic landscape as a backdrop.

F.X. Feeney
L.A. Weekly

Kormakur ... balances tones with a smooth, mature confidence.

Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune

There's something juicily amusing about the nonjudgmental way Kormakur views his characters.

Brian Gibson
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)

A tightly packed little snowball of a comedy that picks up steam as it rolls along.

Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star

A times as flatly deadpan as Hylner, at others as passionately eccentric as Abril's Lola, 101 Reykjavik is at least dedicatedly unexpected.

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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

101 Reykjavik sometimes seems to be drifting pointlessly, but it keeps on righting itself, with moments of humor and imagination.

Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Everything about this Icelandic sitcom comedy seemed off kilter.

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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail

Imagine, if you dare, Ingmar Bergman as a consummate slacker with a wicked sense of pop humour.

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Edward Guthmann
San Francisco Chronicle

Gudnason makes a delightful anti-hero, Abril is a kick in the pants and the snowy locations are nicely integrated.

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Christopher Null

It's a strange and distant tale that would only appear on Jerry Springer in America but comes off as quirky and cute when presented from the cold Nordic perspective.

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Flixster Audience Score: 77% Flixster User Reviews
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Icelandic eurotrash about sex, drugs, parties, lesbians and the difficulties of growing up.
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