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Applause

R Released Apr 22, 2011 1h 25m Drama List
89% Tomatometer 27 Reviews 62% Audience Score Fewer than 50 Ratings An actress (Paprika Steen) uses her natural charm and powers of manipulation to convince her ex-husband that she has overcome her alcoholism and is capable of caring for their children. Read More Read Less

Critics Reviews

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Sheri Linden Hollywood Reporter Applause offers no softening euphemisms -- but plenty of sharp humor -- in its depiction of a gifted artist struggling to reform herself as she rages against the vulnerabilities of middle age. Apr 8, 2016 Full Review Ella Taylor NPR Let me say off the bat that without the transcendent performance of its star... Martin Pieter Zandvliet's drama about an allegedly recovering alcoholic trying to regain custody of her kids would add very little to the conversation. Apr 8, 2016 Full Review Joe Neumaier New York Daily News Though much of Applause... feels confining and self-aggrandizing, there's no denying that you can't take your eyes off star Paprika Steen. Rated: 2/4 Apr 8, 2016 Full Review Bob Strauss Los Angeles Daily News You may think recovering addict movies are all pretty much the same. But there's something in the latest from Denmark, Applause, that makes a real difference. Apr 8, 2016 Full Review Marshall Fine Hollywood & Fine In a more just universe, the film and Paprika Steen's performance would be part of the Oscar discussion, instead of an imported curiosity. Apr 7, 2016 Full Review Doris Toumarkine Film Journal International This pummeling drama about a self-absorbed, alcoholic actress who fails as a wife and mother is all about the intense performance of star Paprika Steen. A bonanza to be devoured by students/practitioners/fans of the thesp trade. Apr 7, 2016 Full Review Read all reviews

Audience Reviews

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Audience Member One of the greatest films I've ever seen. A sadly unknown gem. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/17/23 Full Review Audience Member another lost review! Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Audience Member An unvarnished look at alcoholism and its collateral damage. The main character's portrayal was honest and sharp. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/19/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Movie Info

Synopsis An actress (Paprika Steen) uses her natural charm and powers of manipulation to convince her ex-husband that she has overcome her alcoholism and is capable of caring for their children.
Director
Martin Zandvliet
Screenwriter
Anders Frithiof August, Martin Zandvliet
Production Co
Nordisk Film & TV-Fond, New Danish Screen, Koncern Film
Rating
R (Language)
Genre
Drama
Original Language
Danish
Release Date (Theaters)
Apr 22, 2011, Limited
Release Date (Streaming)
Sep 1, 2016
Runtime
1h 25m