'Oslo, August 31' -- 4 stars

<b>No rating; 1:36 running time</b><br>
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Simple, honest and very possibly great, <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="ENMV0011371" title="Oslo, August 31 (movie)" href="/topic/entertainment/movies/oslo-august-31-%28movie%29-ENMV0011371.topic">"Oslo, August 31"</a> spans a day, an evening and an early morning in the life of a recovering drug addict. Right there most of you reading this review will think: No, thanks. Life's difficult enough. But some films, the best films, transcend the obviously grueling and the emotionally exploitative in their pursuit of a steady, humane cinematic gaze and an experience that lingers. This is one of those films -- Michael Philips<br>
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No rating; 1:36 running time

Simple, honest and very possibly great, "Oslo, August 31" spans a day, an evening and an early morning in the life of a recovering drug addict. Right there most of you reading this review will think: No, thanks. Life's difficult enough. But some films, the best films, transcend the obviously grueling and the emotionally exploitative in their pursuit of a steady, humane cinematic gaze and an experience that lingers. This is one of those films -- Michael Philips

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