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Jackpot (Arme Riddere)

Jackpot (Arme Riddere) (2011)


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At a plastic Christmas tree factory in Norway, three dangerous ex-cons and their supervisor win 1.7 million kroner on the pools. As trust and friendship quickly dissolve, guns are loaded, knives are sharpened, and the division of the money begins...


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Magnus Martens, Jo Nesbo



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All Critics (26) | Top Critics (2) | Fresh (16) | Rotten (8)

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.

August 7, 2012 Full Review Source: Time Out
Time Out
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Chronically let down by a lack of character development, with no spark at the off to get the whole thing rolling.

September 30, 2012 Full Review Source: Fan The Fire
Fan The Fire

The recent influx of Scandanavian thrillers and murder mysteries gets an amusingly grimy entry.

September 13, 2012 Full Review Source:

Jackpot lacks the breakneck narrative drive of the previous Nesbo screen adaptation, the terrific Headhunters, but keeps things gripping with its own share of sick twists and grisly gags.

August 17, 2012 Full Review Source: Movie Talk
Movie Talk

A true "black comedy" if ever there was one.

August 15, 2012 Full Review Source: ABC Radio (Australia)
ABC Radio (Australia)

Short but not at all sweet, this is a dark but nevertheless entertaining crime drama.

August 15, 2012 Full Review Source: Birmingham Post
Birmingham Post

[A] highly entertaining Scandinavian thriller...

August 12, 2012 Full Review Source: Observer [UK]
Observer [UK]

Some may find it sickly amusing.

August 10, 2012 Full Review Source: Daily Express
Daily Express

[H]as some outrageously, disgustingly funny moments -- I laughed a lot, in isolated bursts -- but it's lacking that certain oomph that makes it unquestionably brilliant.

August 10, 2012 Full Review Source: Flick Filosopher
Flick Filosopher

It lays on lashings of crim-bickering and jauntily scored arterial spurting when all you can stomach is some crispbread.

August 9, 2012 Full Review Source: Guardian [UK]
Guardian [UK]

One of the patchier entries in Scandinavian noir's recent purple patch.

August 9, 2012 Full Review Source: Daily Telegraph
Daily Telegraph

As straightforward - and disposable - as an airport paperback.

August 9, 2012 Full Review Source: Little White Lies
Little White Lies

Ultimately let down by boring, unlikeable characters, a derivative, over-familiar plot and an unsatisfying finale.

August 9, 2012 Full Review Source: ViewLondon

The narrative sags, encumbered by increasingly unlikely coincidences.

August 8, 2012 Full Review Source: Sky Movies
Sky Movies

There's a bit too much carnage and bloodshed but it's a cracking, crazy, well-paced Norwegian time killer.

August 5, 2012 Full Review Source: 3AW

Casually gruesome and corpse-littered, it's a shaggy dog story with an almost buried emotional core about friendship, betrayal, temporary alliance and craftiness.

August 5, 2012 Full Review Source: Empire Magazine
Empire Magazine

It's a fun but very lean premise upon which to base a thriller that requires all-or-nothing buy-in from its audience.

August 3, 2012 Full Review Source:

While not a game-changer, Jackpot is the kind of sprightly low-budget import which is likely to reward fans of the Nordic crime genre.

August 1, 2012 Full Review Source: The List
The List

Although it can't help but feel a touch retro in comparison to Sweden's more sophisticated recent output, it gets by on good-humoured bad taste alone.

July 31, 2012 Full Review Source: Total Film
Total Film

The outrageous nature of the story is balanced by the matter of fact naturalistic performances and the smart directing, which makes the most of the genre's edgiest tools

July 29, 2012 Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile
Urban Cinefile

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