Metascore
65

Generally favorable reviews - based on 18 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. 88
    An uncommonly engaging comedy with ripe tragic undertones.
User Score
6.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 5 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. MaryLeeD.
    Jul 3, 2006
    8
    Very well done. Great cinematography. Arresting plot. Humorous yet darkly compelling.
  2. ChadS.
    Jan 24, 2006
    6
    The photography here is so crisp, the tone so chipper, when a bit of nasty business occurs in "The Seagull's Laughter", it seems to have The photography here is so crisp, the tone so chipper, when a bit of nasty business occurs in "The Seagull's Laughter", it seems to have been flown in from another movie. Iceland seems to be playing the role of Ireland in one of those cute smalltown Irish comedies like "The Snapper" and "Waking Ned Devine". Iceland doesn't seem like a bad place to visit as seen through this filmmaker's lens. When Freyja(Margret Vilhjalmsdottir) complains about the environs as being unlivable, we'd better believe her if she existed in the diegesis of Baltasar Komasur's "The Sea", or "101 Reykjavik". Nice ending, though. As Agga, Ugla Egilsdottir looks a lot like Christina Ricci, and we wonder if her narration was trustworthy. Full Review »