The Green Butchers (Grønne slagtere) Reviews
August 2, 2014
Mainly saw it because of the main actor, Mads Mikkelsen, and I didn't really know what to expect, but I was very suprised! It's dark. It's funny. It's nasty. It's succeeds as a comedy, as well as a horror. The idea of the movie is quite dark, and there's this weird feeling you get throughout the movie, but that doesn't make the movie less enjoyable. The ending might've been a bit different, it's too simple for me. Other than that, this movie is very vell made and scripted. Thumbs up!
May 30, 2014
.........and that's why Mads Mikkelsen become Hannibal
March 15, 2014
Noir, but just not noir enough at all.
January 2, 2014
Excellent dark comedy, this film is a little treat! very well directed and scripted this film will make everybody laugh and have a great time. Thumbs up!
November 15, 2013
Its not everyone's cup of tea...! This movie is humorously dark...! Because it attempts to create a scenario where the audience unconsciously enjoys the darkness and at the same time feels bad .That's quite a contrasting situation,not everyone will call it "Their" kind of entertainment...it quite surprisingly arouses your darker instincts with in and yes the protagonists are not the one's whom you would like to associate with ..."
August 7, 2013
Very funny. Anders Thomas Jensen is like the Wes Anderson of Danish cinema and it works so well. Adams Apples was better in my opinion, but this film was really well done and I enjoyed the watch.
April 21, 2013
How much do you need to be loved?
December 15, 2012
[About sausages] "I don't know if you can think of any greater humiliation than to be stuffed in your own arse."--Butcher
A Danish EATING RAOUL. Too funny.
December 10, 2012
Reminds me of Sweeney Todd. Real black humor but that's what makes it brilliant! :)
November 21, 2012
Only if they knew, the marinate was better than the human meat.
November 4, 2012
Funny, well written, directed, acted and full of charm--Well Crafted!!
September 22, 2012
This little indie from Denmark is neither skin-crawling scary nor laugh-out-loud funny but it is good fun, which is by itself a huge feat considering it is overwhelmingly shot in beautiful grey. Mads Mikkelsen effortlessly steals the show as 'Sweaty Svend' and all the rest of the cast delivers just fine. Strangely affecting.
September 5, 2012
Awesome dark comedy - a must see!
August 1, 2012
A nice, warm, romantic small town drama with a twist.
April 4, 2012
An interesting comedy that is not as violent as expected. A good laugh but with some surreal moments and the danish comedy is sometimes very dry. Well worth a watch.
March 19, 2012
Fairly silly but still entertaining Sweeny Toddesque movie from Denmark. Has its moments but never really hits any heights.
February 26, 2012
Danish version of 'Delicatessen', but this Scandinavian cool is too cool for my taste.
January 27, 2012
dark and intriguing. very entertaining and different.
September 18, 2011
it has its moments but you'd have to endure some not so great moments.
March 15, 2010
Bjarne (Nikolaj Lie Kaas) and Svend (Mads Mikkelsen) work in Sausage-Holger's (Ole Thestrup) butchershop. They both feel not appreciated enough by him and want to open their own butchershop. Svend has the money, and Bjarne decides to turn off the medical equipment, that keeps his comatose brother alive. The heritage would pay a lot of bills.
Bjarne and Svend open their shop, but no costumer shows up. And also their private lives worsen. Svend's girlfriend breaks up with him, although he points out that "the barbeque-season starts, you just don't break up during the barbeque-season". And Bjarne's brother does not die, he awakes from his koma and wants to meet his brother.
One night everything changes. The electrician works in the cold storage...and Svend closes the door by accident. When Sausage-Holger shows up the next day to buy meat for a big barbeque, Svend panics and marinades the electrician, before he sells him. His special offer becomes a great success and Bjarne and Svend have to find new meat to satisfy their hungry customers.
"Svend: I don't feel like seeing a lot of people right now.
Bjarne: Then don't go into the cooler."