Mýrin (Jar City)2006
Mýrin (Jar City) (2006)
Critic Consensus: A sublimely directed thriller, Jar City combines murder mystery, family drama and ample bits of Icelandic culture into a fascinating cinematic experience.
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as Sigurdur Oli
as Inspector Erlendur
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Critic Reviews for Mýrin (Jar City)
A satisfying, altogether distinctive piece of filmmaking.
Tremendously acted and shot with memorable confidence, Jar City deserves a much wider release than it's apparently going to get.
Terrifically acted, expertly shot and painstakingly paced, Jar City investigates deeper, darker themes. And Erlendur is a reminder that homicide detectives don't save lives so much as exhume the meanings of violence.
Director Baltasar Kormakur interweaves taciturn Scandinavian humor and morbid violence for a unique combination of flavors.
The story, based on a best-selling novel, has familiar overtones; but Kormakur overcomes them with stylish direction.
Audience Reviews for Mýrin (Jar City)
.Awesome Icelandic film, with English subtitles. About a murder case that opens past cases and the disappearances of others. Over all a good thriller. Enjoyed seeing the many different parts of Iceland I remember from living there for 3 years. Story line and film worth 5 stars.
An intense thriller that scores low on acting of one of the significant characters, and suffers a bit due to it. Otherwise, it's a well-packed product worth a watch.
Twisty Icelandic who dunnit added extra flavour by its unusual setting (stark, bleak landscapes) and culture ( takeaway sheep's head !). Unusual context is let down by an overly familiar core plot.
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