Albatross Synopsis
Beth, a bookish teenager, becomes friends with Emilia and has an affair with her friend's father.
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The New York Times

By Jeannette Catsoulis
Niall MacCormick's direction, while unfocused, locates a sweet center in the bonding of the two young girls, effortlessly capturing the way...
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60

Empire

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A startling performace from Findlay doesn't quite make up for a disappointing third act.
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60

Variety

Brown Findlay, reportedly cast before she filmed "Downton Abbey," is a real find. Germany's Koch suggests astute fishing beyond the obvious...
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50

Village Voice

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By the time a disillusioned, grimly deflowered Beth leaves for school wearing her ex-friend's "I Put Out" T-shirt, tonal whiplash has eaten...
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50

Time

By Mary Pols
The performances are compelling (although Jones is underused) but the thin narrative is less instructive of the strange way female...
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42

Entertainment Weekly

By Adam Markovitz
Trite lessons are learned. Plotlines play out in familiar arcs. A few blips of sex and drug use aim to make the movie feel more grown-up....
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40

Time Out New York

By David Fear
Innocence is lost - as well as 90 minutes of your precious, precious time.
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40

NPR

By Ian Buckwalter
It's a shame that the film comes across like an awkward and ingratiating teenager, given that the two performances at its core are so...
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25

Slant Magazine

By Andrew Schenker
Albatross is simply a compendium of bad ideas.
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20

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Albatross is the kind of movie that looks good, begins with promise, and then nosedives into deep disappointment.
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