Everett Collection
Chris Nashawaty
May 08, 2015 AT 06:16 PM EDT

The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
R
runtime
114 minutes
performer
Robert Gustafsson
director
Felix Herngren
genre
Adventure, Comedy

We gave it a C-

If you’ve ever wondered what a Scandinavian Forrest Gump might look like, you’re in luck. Well, kind of. Felix Herngren’s Swedish import starts off pleasantly enough with the sight of a feisty, bathrobe-clad geezer (50-year-old Robert Gustafsson under pounds of putty and latex) escaping from a nursing home on his 100th birthday. But before too long, it gets suffocated in whimsy as our geriatric hero recounts his brushes with some of the 20th century’s biggest events (the Spanish Civil War, the Manhattan Project). I have no reason to doubt that all of this goes down as sweetly as a box of chocolates in Stockholm, but here, its charm is lost in translation. C–

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