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Evil (Ondskan) Reviews

May 5, 2006
Extremely watchable, even if it never goes as deep as it should.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 1, 2006
Hafström's dramatic sense is ... pedestrian and snail's-pace obvious.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
March 31, 2006
Movies like Evil entertain us by serving sweet revenge on a platter, and director Mikael Håfström manipulates emotions more intelligently than most.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
March 31, 2006
Wilson, who plays Erik, had never been in a film before Evil -- which was nominated for a best foreign-language Oscar in 2004 -- and there's no reason that he can't make many more of them.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 30, 2006
A commentary on the troubling gray area between acceptable and unacceptable forms of violence, especially where the molding of boys into 'real men' is concerned.
March 23, 2006
The way it plays out, Evil feeds the audience's bloodlust as much as it decries the worst acts of its characters.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
March 10, 2006
Hafstrom ... keeps us guessing as he confidently builds suspense.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
March 10, 2006
Hafstrom never finds the shades in his morality tale, so while Wilson is an intensely charismatic actor, all he can do is respond to relentless, escalating tortures. It's immensely unpleasant for him, and, frankly, not a whole lot better for us.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
March 10, 2006
Although Evil eventually suffers from its heavy-handed treatment of its subject, it is a well-made and engrossing melodrama.
March 9, 2006
The movie is as blunt as its title.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/5
March 9, 2006
Wilson is a powerful presence as the slow-burning but, when roused, very violent Erik, while Lundstrom movingly portrays the vulnerable Pierre.
March 9, 2006
Comes perilously close to making Erik's suffering at the hands of sadistic upperclassmen seem almost fetishistic.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
March 8, 2006
Watching this time bomb tick away is never less than riveting.
Read More | Original Score: B-
March 7, 2006
The milieu owes something to Lindsay Anderson's If.... , but Evil is less anti-authority than pro-confrontation.