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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 19
  2. Negative: 1 out of 19
  1. Reviewed by: Gerald Peary
    80
    Kari combines Kaurismaki's deadpan minimalism and Truffaut's sensitivity toward adolescent yearning with a hefty dose of gallows humor, and tops it all off with an apocalyptic ending.
  2. Given the white-on-white color scheme, I didn't expect so many shades of feeling.
  3. 78
    Lemarquis, as Noi, has a stoic and silent tenderness to him, and Hansdottir's Iris is the picture of pensive sluggishness. But then all that cold, cold snow slows you down, both inside and out, until the only thing moving is your heart.
  4. Reviewed by: G. Allen Johnson
    75
    Like a young director with serious aims, there is an earnest tone here that makes Noi Albinoi a success.
  5. A playfully quirky and, ultimately, unexpectedly affecting portrait of a 17-year-old slacker.
  6. 70
    A lightly comic slacker drama that takes the desperation of teenage tedium seriously.
  7. Reviewed by: Mark Jenkins
    30
    Kari may eventually go far, but for now he's one of the less interesting inhabitants of international art cinema's disaffected-youth ghetto.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 1 out of 4
  1. M.Daye
    Feb 4, 2006
    10
    At once saddening and amusing, Nói Albinói is a stunning study into life on the outside.
  2. GarrettR.
    Jan 27, 2006
    9
    An exceptionally unque story about adolescence into a maturing adult that is both unexpected and strangely remarkable however dark or bleek. An exceptionally unque story about adolescence into a maturing adult that is both unexpected and strangely remarkable however dark or bleek. It's a real foreign treat and the best movie to come out of Iceland, well, ever! Expand

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