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Portland Oregonian

By Marc Mohan
For those under the impression that Icelandic life consists solely of fishing and the hosting of international summits, this triangle of...
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80

L.A. Weekly

By F. X. Feeney
First-time director Baltasar Kormakur -- balances tones with a smooth, mature confidence.
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80

Mr. Showbiz

By Kevin Maynard
In spirit, 101 Reykjavík is so Almodóvar that it could melt the polar icecap.
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75

New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
Accurately described as an Icelandic version of Pedro Almodovar's gender-bending black comedies -- but it's also reminiscent of early Woody...
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Edward Guthmann
A wonderful, cockeyed sex comedy.
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67

Austin Chronicle

By Marjorie Baumgarten
The tone of the film is in keeping with its most resounding image: Hilynur lying in the snow with a cigarette dangling from his mouth as...
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63

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
Much of this is pretty funny, in its perverse, disorienting style, and there's an irrepressible sunniness to the relationship between Lola...
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63

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
Fun to watch it may be, but it's shallow fun. Like the drugs and booze the characters keep using -- and even the sex -- it's a passing...
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50

TV Guide

By Maitland McDonagh
Characters find themselves in absurdly complicated situations, but respond with sardonic cool rather than hot-blooded hysteria.
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42

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

By William Arnold
But the main reason you might find the film a bad trip is that its 30-year-old Holden Caulfield-type hero is so harrowingly unsympathetic:...
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