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There's something juicily amusing about the nonjudgmental way Kormakur views his characters.
101 Reykjavik sometimes seems to be drifting pointlessly, but it keeps on righting itself, with moments of humor and imagination.
Los Angeles Times:
For non-Icelandic viewers, 101 Reykjavik is ... of interest for the beautifully photographed glimpse, eccentric though it may be, into life in that little-known country.
Globe and Mail:
Imagine, if you dare, Ingmar Bergman as a consummate slacker with a wicked sense of pop humour.
Uses a combination of humor, pathos, and general weirdness to good effect.
San Francisco Chronicle:
Gudnason makes a delightful anti-hero, Abril is a kick in the pants and the snowy locations are nicely integrated.
A times as flatly deadpan as Hylner, at others as passionately eccentric as Abril's Lola, 101 Reykjavik is at least dedicatedly unexpected.