A Man Called Ove (En man som heter Ove)
A Man Called Ove (En man som heter Ove) (2016)

Stepping from the pages of Fredrik Backman's international best-selling novel, Ove is the quintessential angry old man next door. An isolated retiree with strict principles and a short fuse, who spends his days enforcing block… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: September 30, 2016
DVD Release Date: December 27, 2016
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Critic Score: 91% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: A Man Called Ove's winsome sincerity -- and Rolf Lassgård's affectingly flinty performance in the title role -- keep it from succumbing to excess sentimentality.

Barry Hertz
Globe and Mail

A Man Called Ove hits all of the genre's sweet spots, without ever tipping into the saccharine.

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Stephanie Merry
Washington Post

The moving twists and turns of the love story and the bright comedy elevate an otherwise familiar story line. The mix of genres works, too.

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Jaime Fa de Lucas

The emotional impact goes through the screen and hits the viewer's chest, something very few films are capable of. [Full review in Spanish]

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Peter Howell
Toronto Star

Shamelessly, but also quite movingly, hits all the required notes of the most pandering of feel-good Tinseltown sagas, with its story of a grouchy guy who turns out to have a heart of gold and a past worth sighing over.

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Peter Keough
Boston Globe

Lassgård won't let you off easy: A scene in which Ove weeps hopelessly before the magnitude of his loneliness will bring tears to the eyes of anyone who has suffered a loss.

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Matthew Anderson

A rather contrived plot point upon the film's conclusion should not mar Holm's overall handling of potentially saccharine material with such uplifting aplomb.

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Scott Marks
San Diego Reader

It starts well, but the deadpan humor quickly runs out of gas.

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Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic

Lassgard manages to keep us from completely hating and giving up on him at the beginning of the film - no small trick - and allows us to care for him without engaging in maudlin sentimentality at the end.

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Harvey S. Karten

A reminder that a shared life is better than a solitary one.

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Flixster Audience Score: 87% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalhães
It is impressive how it has so many clichés but manages to be so honest and have a heart - an enormous heart actually, just like its protagonist, who wins us… More
K Nife Churchkey
I was just waiting for the next movie that would reduce me to a puddle of pathetic sobs after I saw 2015's "Room". This Swedish production… More
KJ Proulx
We've seen films about grumpy, widowed old men before, but never quite like this. I've always been a fan of self-contained films that don't… More
Ian Walker
I saw this on the Rotten Tomatoes site and decided to give it a watch. This is my first Swedish film and it is the quintessential tale of the grumpy old man… More
Alec Barniskis
It contains few surprises, however due to Rolf Lassgård's performance the film manages to be moving.