Mikkelsen anchors the film with a tremendous presence that sells even the most soap-operatic moments with a lacerating clenched-teeth honesty.
| Original Score: 7/10
Doesn't so much carve out new ground as merely provide jolt after electric jolt.
| Original Score: B+
An ugly urban story not meant for the genteel.
Second in a trilogy about Copenhagen drug dealers. Sardonic comedy in the "Goodfellas" vein.
In Refn's skilled street-realist hands, the child becomes a potent, wailing metaphor for Tonny's own dilemma of rudderless need.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
There's virtually no limit to how far Mikkelsen's sorry, sad character will go when he's pushed, and the story ends on a very chilling note.
| Original Score: 3/5
...in many ways resembles 2005's Cannes winner L'Enfant another film about a posturing street thug who finds his humanity from the child he does not want.
Works best when it's dwelling on the disconnect between Mikkelsen's lurid imagination and his disappointing reality.
| Original Score: B
Part of a trilogy about Copenhagen criminals, this one features a terrific performance by a Vin-Diesel lookalike who runs rings around the American actor in ability.