Lacking the bite of The Hunters this 15-years-later sequel often feels like a muted retread, which makes a few of the same mistakes as its predecessor (most notably, underdeveloped female characters) and adds a few new ones of its own.
It's lacking the same sense of community The Hunters had and most of the plot beats are fairly telegraphed. It's heavy on the procedural elements and more of a whodunnit, although it should be pretty obvious to anyone early on.…
A bleak, Swedish take on small town corruption as a Stockholm cop returns to his home town to tackle a spate of incidents of reindeer poaching and settle his father's estate. Only things escalate and his place in the community is cause for ostracisation as bodies start to pile up and his loyalties are divided.
Rolf Lassgård brings a weariness to the central role that's refreshing to see in what is quite a well-trodden plot.
From its gruesome opening scene…
A truly remarkable work of action cinema from a director who really knows how mix together a thrilling cinematic cocktail (2 parts adrenalin to 1 part mysticism, with a turbo-charged shot of viscera for extra kick).
It's essentially a chase movie and it's near-relentless. It looks great, with some rough-and-ready use of handheld and body-mounted cameras. It flows well, with economic character set-up before it all kicks off. It ratchets up the tension and offers some wonderful set piece action…