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'O'Horten': Norwegian Wouldnew

It would be a mistake to overstate or oversell Bent Hamer's sweet, dry, restrained film, which applies an appealing spareness to the story of a 67-year-old man experiencing a transformative few days.
Eugene Weekly  |  Molly Templeton  |  09-11-2009  |  Reviews

'O'Horten' Examines Life After Retirementnew

A story of lonely, passive people struggling with age, infirmity and boredom might sound like a subtitled snooze-fest, but director Hamer deftly infuses this work with wry humor and a subtle surrealism that arrests the audience's attention.
Boise Weekly  |  Jeremiah Wierenga  |  09-02-2009  |  Reviews

'O'Horten' is a Danish Treatnew

This strange little Danish gem tells the story of the aptly named Odd Horten, a man cut from his moorings when he's forced to take retirement at age 67.
Austin Chronicle  |  Marc Savlov  |  08-06-2009  |  Reviews

'O'Horten': Sentiment Sans Schmaltznew

Who knew a film about a 67-year-old railroad engineer could be so entertaining?
Tucson Weekly  |  James DiGiovanna  |  07-02-2009  |  Reviews

Old People Are Worthwhile! (Well, At Least They Are in 'O'Horten')new

O'Horten sets out to disprove an equation that young folk calculate each time we see an old person eating a tuna melt by themselves, paying bus fare in nickels, or filling a shopping basket with single serving soup cans and cat food: elderly + alone = depressing.
The Portland Mercury  |  Allison Hallett  |  06-19-2009  |  Reviews

'O'Horten' Is a Potent and Unpretentious Movie Full of Simple Joy

Odd Horten is a retiring 67-year-old Oslo train conductor whose consciousness expands over a couple of days in Brent Hamer's fascinating seriocomic character study.
City Pulse  |  Cole Smithey  |  05-11-2009  |  Reviews

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