O’ Horten–Movie Review

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2.5 Stars
O’ Horten is a quirky little Norwegian art-house film. The aptly-named Odd Horten is a shy, taciturn railway engineer who retires and then wanders around for the rest of the movie having a series of comic adventures. Eventually he is inspired to do something that may or may not transform his life.

Maybe I would like this more if I were Norwegian. It isn’t as funny as I hoped. Most of the material is mildly amusing. The ending is mildly inspiring and mildly heartwarming. The hero is so withdrawn that we never really get into his head or identify with him.

The movie isn’t awful, but you may or may not find it worth your time to watch.