Aberdeen

User Score
7.4

Generally favorable reviews- based on 11 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 11
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 11
  3. Negative: 2 out of 11

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  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 characters were great and the story was also good this iis one of the best daughter/father films ive ever seen.
  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 knowing that she is dying. She also has to find her father, a drunk Scott, an dpull him along for the ride.
  3. ChadS.
    Sep 25, 2004
    7
    "Aberdeen" answers the question, "Who makes the better companion on a road trip: an alcoholic or a cocaine addict?" You're probably better off with the alcoholic, even though the cocaine addict, by default, makes for better company. When Kaisa asks her father, "Why can't you always be like this," she probably isn't aware of the irony. We'd like to pose the same "Aberdeen" answers the question, "Who makes the better companion on a road trip: an alcoholic or a cocaine addict?" You're probably better off with the alcoholic, even though the cocaine addict, by default, makes for better company. When Kaisa asks her father, "Why can't you always be like this," she probably isn't aware of the irony. We'd like to pose the same question towards Kaisa, because the sober version of this broken soul is a lot more tolerable than the foul-mouthed bitch we encounter at the beginning. When Kaisa warms up to her estranged father, it's because she's coming down from her cocaine high, but what's nicely understated, is that this change of heart is directly related to her dying mum. Because Kaisa is strung out on drugs half the time, "Aberdeen" never wallows in sentimentality like other films about dying parents. Expand
  4. PaulD.
    Mar 22, 2004
    9
    Harrowing and touching, with stellar performances by Skarsgard and Headley, and a fine supporting turn from Ian Hart.
  5. PamG.
    Apr 17, 2003
    10
    Excellent movie. Excellent , brilliant and funny actors.

Awards & Rankings

Metascore
78

Generally favorable reviews - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. 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.
  2. Charlotte Observer
    Reviewed by: Lawrence Toppman
    63
    The characters, irritating as they can be at first, grow on you as they grow up.
  3. Behind the narrative twists and contrived dramatic complications is a searing and scary look at dysfunction.