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A Hijacking Reviews

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April 8, 2014
It aims to not allow you to leave the theater without empathizing with victims of such real-life violence. And that's what makes the film so memorable - and haunting.
Full Review | Original Score: A
February 16, 2014
Captain Phillips revisited. How do you say 'I'm the captain now!' in Danish?
| Original Score: 4/4
January 19, 2014
Besides the subject matter, the parallels between Lindholm's sensitive, slow-moving A Hijacking and Paul Greengrass' relentless Captain Phillips are few and far between.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
December 16, 2013
Lindholm's insistence on a lived-in realism paid off.
December 16, 2013
A Hijacking refrains from exploiting or judging the situation, which reminds us that all of the characters think their behavior is justified. Whether any of them is right is left to us to decide.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
December 16, 2013
A Hijacking achieves considerable power by avoiding the obvious, and staying close to its characters.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
December 16, 2013
Suspense here is not created through pomp and explosions, but through watching a fishing crew caught at gunpoint. Through an incoming fax. Through exponentially growing beads of sweat.
Full Review | Original Score: A
December 16, 2013
It's an unshowy, quietly intense drama with grace notes in every scene -- and a hellish punch.
December 16, 2013
A tense and intricately shot drama, writer/director Tobias Lindholm's solo debut feature is a powerful and intensely watchable film.
December 16, 2013
The film exposes the deep moral callousness of those doing the dealing, and the desperation of the people they break.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
December 16, 2013
A high-seas hostage-taking and resulting negotiations are absorbingly dramatized in this low-key Venice standout from Denmark's hottest new writer-director.
November 22, 2013
Grim but well-executed gripping fictionalized hostage thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
November 19, 2013
This is a taut, tense look into all sides of a hostage negotiation, as well as a hijacking situation. It is very precisely constructed.
Full Review | Original Score: B
November 1, 2013
While the drama functions with a thriller's intensity, a cat-and-mouse game played with dollars and automatic weapons, it's really a study in contrasts.
October 30, 2013
Lindholm's script presents the hijacking as a problem with no obvious solutions and harrowing human consequences.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
October 28, 2013
If only more movies could slip social messages into their stories as deftly as A Hijacking does.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 20, 2013
Real tension in a film that puts its characters to the test
October 16, 2013
Playing out as much in the boardrooms of the Danish parent company as it is on the cargo vessel itself, the film is a real eye-opener: when this stuff happens, there's no-one to call for help ... A Hijacking is an exercise in precise filmmaking.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 29, 2013
Absorbing, realistic, non-sensationalist drama.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 20, 2013
It may sound like an odd recommendation but A Hijacking is brilliant precisely because of the skilful way it makes you feel engaged, unwell, anxious and terrified all at once.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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