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21 And Over
| Original Score: 4/5
It's funny and violent and fast and, er, Danish.
A fun, rich, Danish multi-character study that scores courtesy of its fully-dimensional story, interesting dialogue and vivid characterizations.
| Original Score: B
The personality conflicts among the four seem a bit formulaic, as do the flashbacks explaining why each turned to crime, but the narrative is inventive enough to sustain interest.
The script is full of witty dialogue and simple yet complex situations.
This impressive debut feature from writer-director Anders Thom as Jensen is decidedly offbeat.
Mostly, it exults in its inspired potential rather than any brilliant results.
Since the ultimate direction of the gangster plot is obvious from the beginning, the filmmaker is counting on the freshness and unpredictability of such moments to keep us engaged -- a gamble that pays off only modestly.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
A bleak male-bonding comedy that's a queasy blend of brutal humor and escalating sentimentality, it is overlong, heavy-handed, slow and unpersuasive.
| Original Score: 1/5