• Released
  • January 14, 2011
  • (Limited 1/14/11)
  • NR , 1 hr 45 min
  • Art House/Foreign
    Comedy
A Somewhat Gentle Man Synopsis
A man has to decide whether he wants to reconcile with his family or take revenge on them.
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Salon.com

By Andrew O'Hehir
A pitch-perfect blend of darkness and sweetness, built around a masterful performance by a great actor.
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83

indieWIRE

By Eric Kohn
Cold-blooded killers rarely look this pathetic, which testifies to the impressive balance of Skarsgård's amusingly low-key performance.
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75

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

By Calvin Wilson
Skarsgard, who is perhaps best known for "Good Will Hunting" and "Breaking the Waves," makes the most of his rich role, imbuing Ulrik with...
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75

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
For a passive-depressive Norwegian crime drama with not a lot in the way of plot, A Somewhat Gentle Man has a charmingly fluky sense of...
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75

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Skarsgard's utter finesse in the role provides a satisfying warmth.
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70

Movieline

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It's a low-blood-pressure version of the kind of thing James M. Cain used to do in his sleep, and its filmmaking accomplishment is as...
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

By Ray Bennett
Played for laughs drawn from characters rather than funny lines, the Norwegian film is a charmer with Stellan Skarsgard for once in a role...
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63

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
In A Somewhat Gentle Man, a deadpan comedy best described as the Coen Brothers Norwegian style, Stellan Skarsgard is colorless and oddly...
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60

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Hans Petter Moland's dry Scandinavian wit is just amusing enough to keep us interested in this dramedy.
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50

New York Post

By V.A. Musetto
A slim story that becomes schmaltzy at the end.
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if only it were sub title free

By 4$soda
Movie looks funny. Subtitles give me a headache. English please...

Very funny!

By boston_zee
Laughed pretty much from start to finish. Nothing particularly unique in the premise, journey or outcome, but the performance of Stellan Skarsgård was outstanding and all of the characters around him...

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Rated NR