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Jackpot (2014)



Critic Consensus: With plenty of dark humor to leaven the bloody mayhem, Jackpot is an entertaining murder mystery with a suitably quirky Scandinavian twist.

Movie Info

Based on a story by Norway's leading crime novelist Jo Nesbø, Jackpot is a Coen Brothers-inspired take on homicidal greed and betrayal, Scandinavian-style. When Christmas tree factory supervisor Oscar Svendsen wakes up terrified and bloody in a strip joint, with a shotgun in his hand and eight corpses surrounding him, he's clearly going to have a lot of explaining to do. Under the intense interrogation of hard-boiled detective Solør, Oscar begins piecing together the unbelievable story of how he … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Action & Adventure
Directed By:
Written By: Jo Nesbø , Magnus Martens
In Theaters:
On DVD: Aug 25, 2014
Box Office: $806
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Critic Reviews for Jackpot

All Critics (35) | Top Critics (6)

Unabashedly derivative but nonetheless entertaining.

Full Review… | June 27, 2014
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

As an absurdist suspense film, "Jackpot" mostly hits its marks. As a comedy, it's less successful, stronger on sight gags than on the detective's sarcasm.

Full Review… | June 26, 2014
New York Times
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Certainly, a lot of blood is spilled in the name of laughs. There's only one problem with its broad attempts at grotesque comedy: Jackpot simply isn't funny.

Full Review… | June 24, 2014
Village Voice
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Blood-spattered crime comedy benefits from whip-smart pacing and quirky Scandinavian attitude.

Full Review… | June 23, 2014
Hollywood Reporter
Top Critic

Martens punctuates proceedings with moments of black humour and sudden, shocking violence, while the sheer frequency of twists, double-crosses and switchbacks keep the plot rattling along.

Full Review… | August 7, 2012
Time Out
Top Critic

"Jackpot" plays like an over-the-top story told by a drunken film fan at a bar: "Dude, I just saw this movie and it was CRAZY. You have to see it." Trust me, you don't.

Full Review… | June 27, 2014

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