Oslo, August 31st Synopsis
Anders takes a day off from drug treatment to see friends and look for a job.
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100

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
The surface of Oslo, August 31st is as cool and crystalline as a Scandinavian lake, but at its core is a benevolence for the life we all...
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100

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Oslo, August 31st is quietly, profoundly, one of the most observant and sympathetic films I've seen.
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100

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Trier's compassion for what it takes to survive, mixed with the love he bestows on Oslo, is rewardingly profound.
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88

Slant Magazine

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The evocation of things ending suffuses the film with melancholy, as Anders increasingly becomes an observant rather than a participant in...
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88

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

Trier's all in a calendar-day conceit gives Oslo, August 31a clean, clear structure, and yet it doesn't hem it in.
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88

New York Post

By V.A. Musetto
Despite its themes, Oslo, August 31st is an exhilarating film, with impeccable direction and pitch-perfect performances that make the...
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80

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Trier's voice and vision, are thrillingly unique. His ever-searching camera, which never stops moving, takes us into places we've never...
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75

Miami Herald

By Rene Rodriguez
As it winds down to its quiet, haunting finale, Oslo, August 31st illustrates how all of us, even the most damaged and broken people, have...
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
The impressive thing that Oslo, August 31st does is that it somehow relates what Anders is going through to the city of Oslo in general....
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70

NPR

By Mark Jenkins
The movie falls somewhere between the austere and the playful.
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DARK, AMAZING TALE OF ONE MAN'S BATTLE TO STAY CLEAN AFTER ALMOST A YEAR IN REHAB. NORWEGIAN WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES.

By Peneflix
This candidly remarkable film is not for everyone, but more than any movie in recent memory, deals honestly with the staggeringly powerful tentacles of addiction; a hunger that imprisons the body and...

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Rated NR