Albert Nobbs
Albert Nobbs (2012)

Five-time Academy Award nominee Glenn Close stars in this emotional and thought-provoking tale of a woman forced to live as a man in 19th Century Ireland. After thirty years of keeping up the charade, a new love threatens to destroy… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: January 27, 2012
DVD Release Date: May 15, 2012
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Critic Score: 57% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Tom Huddleston
Time Out

The grim, grey-hued result is about as far from contemporary drag chic as it's possible to get - appropriate for the subject matter, perhaps, but hardly the stuff of satisfying cinema.

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Dana Stevens

A movie that, like its title character, never quite dares to let itself discover what it really wants to be.

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Sarah Marrs

Everything, even the gender-bending, feels like a prop. For such a ripe story, Albert Nobbs is weirdly un-engaging and lacks any real urgency...

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Kate Taylor
Globe and Mail

The film surrounding the performance is not always as strong, but the centre holds, and magnificently so.

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Anthony Lane
New Yorker

What you feel, watching Close, is not that you are watching gender being bent into new, absorbing shapes but that you might as well have stayed home and leafed through a book on Magritte.

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Stephen Rebello
Playboy Online

As the pinched, ever-wary, heartbreaking Nobbs, Close gives a tricky, high wire, award-worthy performance yet she commendably resists any temptation to be showy, campy or spectacular in the least.

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Linda Barnard
Toronto Star

Albert is at the heart of it all and we see her through her own prism of vulnerability, resulting in a very human story about the search for love, acceptance and understanding of the self.

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Connie Ogle
Miami Herald

[A] strange, sad, mesmerizing little movie.

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Glenn Dunks

An unadventurous film that has only the smallest of fires in its belly.

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Flixster Audience Score: 47% Flixster User Reviews
Film Crazy
Albert Nobbs is nothing less than a deeply saddening but intriguing film. Glenn Close once again proves her versatility and emotional graciousness that she… More
Spencer S.
There are many comparisons that I can make between this film and its predecessor, "Yentl." It does not have the same urgency as the Barbra Streisand… More
Carlos Magalhães
Glenn Close delivers a very solid performance, but this weak drama doesn't seem to know exactly what it wants to say, with an irregular story that wanders… More
Cynthia S.
This is a movie about the fragile lives of women in the 1800's in Ireland. Most women who didn't have a brother, husband, or father to support her had… More
Daniel Perry
The raves about Glenn Close's performance are deserved, and this is in many ways an important story, but the film is unfortunately lifeless and the… More
"I found the film to be sad and depressing. Albert Nobbs leads a very lonely life. I felt sorry for the way she had to live and I kept hoping she would… More