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Posted at 08:25 AM ET, 01/27/2012

New movies: ‘Albert Nobbs,’ ‘The Grey’

Mia Wasikowska and Glenn Close in “Albert Nobbs.” (Photo credit: Patrick Redmond - PHOTO CREDIT: PATRICK REDMOND)
In this week’s new movies, Glenn Close plays a nineteenth-century Irishwoman who disguises herself as a man and Liam Neeson leads a group of oil-rig roughnecks after their plane crashes in Alaska. Here’s what the Post critics thought:

Albert Nobbs” (R) “A delicate, closely observed chamber piece, this affecting portrait of longing, lying and leading double lives in 19th-century Ireland sneaks up on the audience with the quiet discretion of the enigmatic protagonist at its center. And, like him, it contains multitudes beneath its prim surface.” — Ann Hornaday

The Grey” (R) On its face, ‘The Grey’ looks like yet another Liam Neeson action movie that has become de rigeur since his 2008 breakout hit, “Taken.” But even within its first several minutes, Joe Carna-han’s man-against-nature thriller takes on contours and shadings far more sophisticated than the usual pulp programmer.” — Ann Hornaday

Man on a Ledge” (PG-13) “Say this much for ‘Man on a Ledge’: It sure is about a man on a ledge. The audience, on the other hand, never quite gets that vertiginous anything-can-happen feeling watching Asger Leth’s preposterous action thriller.” — Ann Hornaday

Young Goethe in Love” (Unrated) “It would all be too trite to bear if the story weren’t so well paced and the two leads so darn adorable. If things slowed down, audience members might find the time to consider that they’ve already seen this story before. But the quick clip - along with Fehling’s comical facial expressions, Stein’s rosy aplomb and the ambient jauntiness - ensures that the proceedings remain consistently charming.” — Stephanie Merry

Also open: “One for the Money

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