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Albert Nobbs

digitalbits.com
10 June 2012
  • Excerpt: Based on Istvan Szabo's treatment of George Moore's story, Albert Nobbs has finally made its way to the screen through the efforts of actress Glenn Close and directed by Rodrigo Garcia, some 30 years after it first opened off Broadway in 1982.
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Overall 9
9.3
Actors overall 10
9.8
Audio 9
9.2
Extras 9
9.0

Albert Nobbs (Blu-ray)

DVD Verdict
17 May 2012
  • Excerpt: Albert Nobbs is a haunting film that contains a great performance from Glenn Close ( Dangerous Liaisons ) that won much praise from critics. It was a passion project for the actress ever since she first performed the role on stage in 1982, which was when she decided she wanted to turn it into a feature film. Back then she won an Obie for her portrayal, and thirty years later she was nominated for a Golden Globe as well as an Academy Award.
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Overall 7
7.0

Albert Nobbs

dvdizzy.com
11 May 2012
  • Conclusion: While Albert Nobbs cannot reach the high standards to which we hold award bait period fare, its curious, human tale with far-reaching implications still manages to make a lasting impression on you. Lionsgate's Blu-ray is a lot lighter on extras than you'd expect and hope, but the feature presentation is stunning and practically flawless. Though not worthy of Oscar wins, it is worthy of an open-minded look.
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Overall 6
6.0

Albert Nobbs

High-Def Digest
1 May 2012
  • Conclusion: Based on the short novella by Irish realist George Moore, 'Albert Nobbs' is a period drama about women struggling to survive in the male-dominated, morally-staunch Victorian period. Although the film doesn't finish with the sort of emotional impact it probably aimed for, the brilliant performances of Glenn Close and Janet McTeer make it a worthwhile, memorable watch.
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Content 7
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Albert Nobbs

DVD Talk
21 December 2011
  • Excerpt: "Such a kind little man," says the hotel guest, of Albert Nobbs (Glenn Close), the headwaiter. Prim and proper, Albert is quiet, introverted, hard-working. He's also a woman, masquerading as this man for decades, stashing away every pence he's earned. He dreams of owning a shop--a tobacconist's, perhaps, with a parlor in the back for tea and a girl working the counter. Ah yes, a girl. A wife. That's where it gets complicated.
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Overall 5
4.5

Albert Nobbs

AV Club
20 December 2011
  • Excerpt: Say this for Albert Nobbs : It’s not some run-of-the-mill “life lived in service” drama. Between Downton Abbey and the revival of Upstairs Downstairs , the market has been pretty well cornered on stories of men and women who spend their lives feeding and dressing the rich. But the title character of Albert Nobbs —a waiter in an upscale Irish hotel in the late 19th century—is actually a woman passing as a man.
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Overall 4
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Albert Nobbs

Flicks
31 March 2014
  • Summary: Glenn Close has been trying to get this on to the big screen for decades since playing the titular character on stage in 1982, and finally she’s managed to go full Tootsie as Albert Nobbs, a woman who cross-dresses to get ahead in life. That sounds a little more light-hearted than the film really is though, as it’s not set in late 20th Century Hollywood but grim 19th Century Ireland and Nobbs’ deception stems from a basic need to survive.
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Overall 4
4.0

Albert Nobbs

Empire Online
2 August 2012
  • Conclusion: Not only sad, sad, sad but dreary and unpleasant, peopled with largely unsympathetic characters but for McTeer, who is great.
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Overall 4
4.0

Albert Nobbs

totalfilm.com
16 April 2012
Overall 8
8.0

Expert Review

FILMDUDE
26 December 2011
  • Excerpt: "Albert Nobbs" is the complete antithesis of the summer blockbuster movie. Its quietly tragic tale is told with confined restraint, analogous to the exquisite self-control of the title character. Featuring a stunning performance from the female lead, who is also writer and producer, and an incredibly impressive support cast, this is a film that could be overlooked but shouldn't be. Skip the escapism and spend some time with the curiously compelling Albert.
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