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51

Mixed or average reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 12
  2. Negative: 3 out of 12
  1. Jensen tarnishes the lining of every cloud in one wickedly funny scene after another.
  2. Reviewed by: G. Allen Johnson
    75
    This oddball story, written and directed by Anders Thomas Jen sen, whom Dogme followers might remember from his screenplay for the 1999 hit "Mifune," is more than a one-joke concept. Its characters are sometimes cruel, sometimes sweet, but always recognizably human.
  3. Reviewed by: Ken Fox
    75
    Peculiar but oddly winsome fable.
  4. 63
    The movie is one long pose. But it develops into an idea slightly greater than its flippancy. The steady frenzy is whipped into a roux of two reasonably developed characters.
  5. 25
    The characters are too cliched to be funny, and Jensen's script can't stay focused long enough to make an impression. Where is Lars von Trier when we need him?
  6. 80
    When the most sympathetic character in your comedy is a skinhead, you’re definitely on to something, and Jensen definitely is here.
  7. This Danish comedy, like most of that country's dramas, is dark, dark, dark.
  8. Reviewed by: Gunnar Rehlin
    80
    A funny, politically incorrect and, somewhere deep down, thoughtful black comedy, Adam's Apples is the third and final film in helmer-writer Anders Thomas Jensen's excellent trilogy centered on oddballs and misfits in Denmark.
  9. Reviewed by: Ed Gonzalez
    50
    The melodramas that prolific Anders Thomas Jensen has sculpted over the years have been among the richest works to come out of Scandinavia since Bergman's heyday. But no road is without its pockmarks and Adam's Apples may be the low point of the wunderkind's career.
  10. Reviewed by: Matt Zoller Seitz
    50
    Smart-aleck comedy and spirituality aren't incompatible, but in Adam's Apples they cancel each other out.
  11. 30
    Some will see this as a movie about how we're all God’s children. I saw only the misanthropic fulminations of Jensen's runaway ego.
  12. Reviewed by: Sam Adams
    30
    The movie is all surface, loudly clamoring for attention and then losing its voice.

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