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  • Summary: A modern, raw, pitch-black comedy about a young woman who travels from Scotland to Norway to find her estranged, alcoholic father and bring him home. (First Run Features)
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  1. Positive: 16 out of 17
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  1. 90
    Norway's hallucinatory, edge-of-the-world beauty imbues the story with a woozy, alcoholic haze and a sense of the marginal spaces into which the messiest aspects of private life are shoved.
  2. It is difficult to watch, but it's also impossible to take your eyes off the screen. It does not blench at the things that Hollywood routinely blenches at: substance abuse, dying, family dysfunction, love.
  3. 88
    A film of rare beauty, lifted by some of the best acting you may see in any film this year.
  4. Reviewed by: Eddie Cockrell
    A humanistic, warts-and-all battle of wills between a dissolute father and an emotionally ravaged daughter.
  5. In the end, grips us precisely because its actors are so utterly absorbed in their roles, so unfettered and nakedly expressive. This is the kind of acting we always look for, but rarely see.
  6. Intelligent, moving and often beautifully photographed, Aberdeen boasts superb performances.
  7. 60
    It's a raw, haunting experience.

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  1. Aug 13, 2010
    This was a good film about a grown up daughter and her alcoholic father as they try to come together, i really loved this film, the characters were great and the story was also good this iis one of the best daughter/father films ive ever seen. Expand

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