Metascore
78

Generally favorable reviews - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
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  1. It could have done with fewer plot devices, but it is ultimately far more satisfying than countless less ambitious and risky films.
  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. 90
    Sumptuously hued in its emotional and visual tones, this drama is also a fairy tale, its plot contrivances beautifully justified by its minimalism.
  4. 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.
  5. 88
    It is 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.
  6. 88
    A film of rare beauty, lifted by some of the best acting you may see in any film this year.
User Score
7.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 9 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Aug 13, 2010
    9
    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 charactersThis 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. Full Review »
  2. AsenathF.
    Jun 24, 2006
    9
    Dry and Dark, yet witty and amazing. Woman, all hopes for a life she enjoys get's talked into coming to see her dying mother, not Dry and Dark, yet witty and amazing. Woman, all hopes for a life she enjoys get's talked into coming to see her dying mother, not knowing that she is dying. She also has to find her father, a drunk Scott, an dpull him along for the ride. Full Review »