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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

Matt Dillon Grows Upnew

Factotum's star and director talk about limning a literary legend -- sort of.
San Antonio Current  |  Cole Haddon  |  09-20-2006  |  Profiles & Interviews

100-Proof Bukowskinew

Charles Bukowski's Henry Chinaski is back, played by Matt Dillon in a low-key, gorgeously beery performance.
Austin Chronicle  |  Marc Savlov  |  09-11-2006  |  Reviews

Bard of the Barstoolnew

Factotum's gutter-level perspective would be depressing if the film didn't maintain such a strong, fatalistic sense of humor.
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  Curt Holman  |  08-31-2006  |  Reviews

The Bukowski Stops Here

Hamer's detachment suits the desultory exploits of Bukowski alter ego Henry Chinaski, who's underplayed with stunning authority by a bearded, lumpy Matt Dillon.
Washington City Paper  |  Mark Jenkins  |  08-25-2006  |  Reviews

Creating Bukowski

Set amongst Minneapolis' gray streets of factories and warehouses, Factotum is an adaptation of Charles Bukowski's novel of the same name.
Maui Time  |  Cole Smithey  |  08-22-2006  |  Profiles & Interviews

Bukowski is Backnew

Hamer discusses how he brought the famed writer's sense of authenticity and spirit of iconoclasm to the screen.
New York Press  |  Jennifer Merin  |  08-17-2006  |  Profiles & Interviews

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