Aberdeen (2001)

A young woman, Kaisa promises her dying mother, that she will travel from Scotland to Norway to find her estranged father and bring him home.

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: August 17, 2001
DVD Release Date: April 23, 2002
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Critic Score: 87% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Though the characters are difficult to watch at times, Aberdeen burns with ferocious honesty and strong performances.

F.X. Feeney
L.A. Weekly

Moland ... has a fine eye for landscapes, but an even surer touch with actors.

Kevin Maynard
Mr. Showbiz

[A] frank father-daughter drama.

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Eric D. Snider

The movie is to be admired for refusing to romanticize alcoholism and for finding, in its bleak story, much humor and emotion.

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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune

Grips us precisely because its actors are so utterly absorbed in their roles, so unfettered and nakedly expressive.

Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times

A raw, harrowing film with a streak of dark, sometimes rowdy humor.

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Ryan Cracknell
Apollo Guide

Contrived or not, anything that stirs raw emotions as Aberdeen does is worth a viewing.

Loren King
Boston Globe

An uncompromising family tale, one that's dark but lyrical and moving in its rendering of the ties that bind even the most dysfunctional families, despite valiant efforts to destroy them.

Stephen Hunter
Washington Post

Clean and transparent, with no movie director tricks.

Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

A gripping film about the tattered ties of familial love that matter even to ferociously wayward and addicted individuals.

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