O'Horten Synopsis
After being forced into retirement, a former railroad engineer (Bard Owe) has trouble adjusting to a life away from his beloved trains.
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The Hollywood Reporter

Enlivened with droll wit and framed with robust sensitivity, O'Horten is an amusing and entrancing personal portrait. Succinct in its...
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88

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
O'Horten is a precise, deadpan drama of slapstick existentialism - a Bent Hamer movie, in other words.
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88

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Odd is played by Baard Owe, a trim, fit man with a neat mustache, who may cause you to think a little of James Stewart, Jacques Tati or...
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83

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Jack Nicholson's dyspeptic retiree in "About Schmidt" would no doubt identify with O'Horten's entertaining pain.
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80

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
In a literal sense this delightful film, in Norwegian with English subtitles, is about retirement and the prospect of loss. But Mr. Hamer,...
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78

Austin Chronicle

By Marc Savlov
A spare and perfectly droll kinda-sorta comedy from Norwegian director Hamer.
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75

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Stephen Cole
In a better entertainment world, Owe would have won a special Buster Keaton Great Stoneface award at last year's Academy Awards.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Walter Addiego
The strangeness, humor and melancholy of aging are deftly explored in this film.
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
A deadpan delight.
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60

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
A quiet, oddly serene movie with a curious soul.
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Rated PG-13 | For Brief Nudity