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Reykjavik-Rotterdam (2008)





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Centers on a security guard who was recently jailed for smuggling alcohol while working on a ship. As he struggles to support his family, he gets the opportunity to do one last smuggling job on a freighter between Reykjavik and Rotterdam.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Action & Adventure, Art House & International, Mystery & Suspense, Comedy
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Written By: Óskar Jónasson, Arnaldur Indriðason
On DVD: May 7, 2012
A Contracorriente Films

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Lilja Nótt Þórarinsd...
as Lilja Nótt Thórarins...
Victor Löw
as Hoogland
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Critic Reviews for Reykjavik-Rotterdam

All Critics (2) | Top Critics (1)

Full Review… | February 23, 2012
Top Critic

Reykjavík - Rotterdam is simply unable to overcome the pervasively familiar nature of its well-worn storyline...

Full Review… | March 6, 2012
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Audience Reviews for Reykjavik-Rotterdam

Pretty good! Apparently, the original of the movie Contraband. This one was much better...

Cynthia S.

Super Reviewer


Not an edge-of-the-seat thriller, but works alright except for the dumb ending. It appeared to be a gritty movie and I thought that it won't have a happy ending. However, a bit after getting into the movie, I felt that it'd be kind of movie where the protagonist emerges as a winner against all odds. And all the odds were against him. So there was a slim chance for a happy ending. But we often get to see the protagonist working out a genius solution in such situations. For once (or once again, whatever it is) I was looking forward to a happy ending. But bang, there goes our... I'd have been disappointed if it hadn't ended happily, but I'd have rather preferred disappointment over this nonsense. Hope I've not revealed anything. Besides what I've written doesn't quite make sense; so evidently I'd no intention to spoil anything. But if it made any sense to you, you should apologize yourself for it if you feel the need.

An okay thriller that could have been far better had I written the screenplay!!!

familiar stranger

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It is not the film I would immediately consider as a candidate for Hollywood remake (as it was recently redone with the title Contraband) but a decent thriller with a decent story that had lots of twists.

Nicolas Korovessis

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