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6.2

Generally favorable reviews- based on 9 Ratings

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  2. Negative: 2 out of 9

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  1. Apr 26, 2012
    10
    delightful, innovative, funny & alternative sad. more than 'the next big greek film' a great film. must see. the family dynamic, fun dance steps and deep rooted fears are trascendent in this very fine movie.
  2. Apr 1, 2012
    7
    From a country that is trying to rediscover itself politically, financially and economically come a string of films (films such as Attenberg, Dogtooth, Alps, L) that share a common style: they all feel to be void of the human emotional undercoat and delivering quirky, and somewhat perversely captivating material that might seem disjointed for those looking for a conventional storytellingFrom a country that is trying to rediscover itself politically, financially and economically come a string of films (films such as Attenberg, Dogtooth, Alps, L) that share a common style: they all feel to be void of the human emotional undercoat and delivering quirky, and somewhat perversely captivating material that might seem disjointed for those looking for a conventional storytelling but is rewarding for those who are looking for alternative manifestations of them. Expand
  3. POV
    Apr 3, 2011
    3
    An interesting, scenic painting of Greek landscape and urban microcosm. Interesting choice of making a coming of age story as confusing for the audience as for the protagonist in the film. But hey, maybe thats a good thing, the confusion. Right?

    The cinematography is worthy of a TEN, no question. This is not about escapism, the colors, the contrast, the scenery sucked me in. But what
    An interesting, scenic painting of Greek landscape and urban microcosm. Interesting choice of making a coming of age story as confusing for the audience as for the protagonist in the film. But hey, maybe thats a good thing, the confusion. Right?

    The cinematography is worthy of a TEN, no question. This is not about escapism, the colors, the contrast, the scenery sucked me in. But what about the nudity? Does 'but its EUROPEAN ergo it's okay' really explain all that needs to be explained? What about the dynamic in the homosexual exploration of the protagonist-why is that element unexamined, why does the director tie it in the growth of the protagonist?
    Too many 'what do I make of this' to make me take Attenberg more seriously than viewing it as an attempt for a euro art film.

    New Greek filmmakers like Tsangari have potential, but need to write and read and watch films more, so that films like Attenberg are one day soon taken as a good pat on the back, but not as finalized products of creativity.
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Metascore
73

Generally favorable reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 13
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 13
  3. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. Reviewed by: Walter Addiego
    Apr 20, 2012
    75
    The film is much enhanced by the performance of Labed, whose work capturing Marina's moods and contradictions won the best actress award at the 67th Venice Film Festival.
  2. Reviewed by: Sheri Linden
    Apr 5, 2012
    70
    From the gangly awkwardness of its opening scene - a pleasure-free lesson in kissing - it's clear that Attenberg aims to provoke. Its bored young characters and flat-affect performances recall another innovative Greek drama, "Dogtooth."
  3. Reviewed by: A.O. Scott
    Mar 8, 2012
    70
    The emotions are quiet, and the connections among the characters feel tentative and fragile. Though it makes no reference to the current economic and political crisis in Greece, Attenberg is suffused with a sense of malaise - of stasis, if you prefer a Greek word - that way well reflect the contemporary national mood.