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Albert Nobbs (2012)

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Critic Consensus: Albert Nobbs tells a worthy story with an outstanding performance at its core, even if the end result is often somewhat less than the sum of its admirable parts.

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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 everything she's worked so hard to build.. -- (C) Roadside Attractions

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Cast

Glenn Close
as Albert Nobbs
Jonathan Rhys Meyers
as Viscount Yarrell
Pauline Collins
as Mrs. Baker
James Greene
as Patrick
Serena Brabazon
as Mrs. Moore
Phyllida Law
as Mrs. Cavendish
Judy Donovan
as Mme. Pigot
Phoebe Waller-Bridge
as Viscountess Yarrell
Emerald Fennell
as Mrs. Smythe-Willard
John Light
as Mr. Smythe-Willard
Daniel Costello
as Mr. Sweeney
Angeline Ball
as Mrs. Gilligan
Philip O'Sullivan
as Mr. Gilligan
Katie Long
as Young Kitchen Maid
Katie O'Brien
as Older Kitchen Maid
Rhys Burke
as George Moore
Lauren Kinsella
as Milly Moore
Katie Ann McDonough
as Laundry Maid
Cate MacGabhann
as Laundry Maid
Antoinette Healy
as Woman on Landau
Annie Starke
as Chocolate Shop Waitress
Malcolm Blacow
as Health Official
Lily Melcher
as Country Girl
Lucie Melcher
as Country Girl
Juno
as Polly's Dog
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Critic Reviews for Albert Nobbs

All Critics (159) | Top Critics (55)

Thee finished work appears fatally stranded between feminist polemic and accidental magic realism.

April 27, 2012 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Here's a film that looks good, has production values to die for and an all-star cast who mostly make their mark.

April 27, 2012 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

It's a film whose unrelaxed body language screams: "Give me prizes!"

April 26, 2012 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

For all its gender-bending intrigue, this is a cataclysmically sexless film: seldom has drag felt like such a drag.

April 26, 2012 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

The movie is sometimes charged with real tension and passion. And yet Close as Nobbs is an absence.

April 26, 2012 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

At once stilted and melodramatic, this is a desperately ill-conceived adaptation of a fascinating story.

April 26, 2012 | Rating: 2/5

Audience Reviews for Albert Nobbs

Albert Nobbs is nothing less than a deeply saddening but intriguing film. Glenn Close once again proves her versatility and emotional graciousness that she attacks each character with. It's an obvious movie that requires little brain power but if it strikes a nerve with You, as it did with me, then you'll appreciate what was achieved.

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Film Crazy

Super Reviewer

½

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 without a clear direction, giving in to a lot of expository dialogue and ending in an anticlimactic conclusion.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

Super Reviewer

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 subplot's a real stinker. Almost a great movie, but not.

Daniel Perry
Daniel Perry

Super Reviewer

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