Mýrin (Jar City) Reviews

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September 30, 2015
A well-crafted police procedural written and directed by the Icelandic director Baltasar Kormakur.
September 12, 2008
Unnerving and emotional, this police thriller has an unnerving breadth and depth, as a murder case opens a decades-old inquiry that brings all kinds of dark creepiness with it. It's like an Icelandic twist on Seven.
September 12, 2008
Kormákur, who made the highly original 101 Reykjavik, is clearly saying something pessimistic about his homeland and, as a film-maker, has the means to do so to some effect.
September 12, 2008
A disturbing, bleak, multilayered mystery that will not just worm under your flesh but also wriggle inside your nightmares.
September 12, 2008
The burden of this Icelandic procedural thriller will put a chill in your bones, if the lugubrious, wind-whipped coastal setting hasn't done already.
September 12, 2008
I'll admit that I struggled to keep up with some of the more intricate twists and turns, but things come together for a shocking and memorable finale.
September 12, 2008
Refusing to spoonfeed its audience, this is a dark, convoluted thriller, tightly scripted and richly atmospheric.
September 12, 2008
Bleak surroundings and grim humour create a suitably sombre mood, but in the wake of juicy police procedurals like Dennis Lehane adaptations Mystic River and Gone Baby Gone, this is disappointingly straightforward stuff.
September 12, 2008
The disinterring of corpses makes this film almost too ghoulish for its own good, but Iceland's top director Baltasar Kormákur wraps it up in his distinctive frostbitten style.
September 12, 2008
It's an intriguing puzzle that held me gripped until the very end.
September 12, 2008
It's a terrific piece of direction from Kormákur. Everything, from the look of the film, to the brilliantly unsettling use of food as a recurring motif, is judged perfectly.
September 12, 2008
A satisfying, altogether distinctive piece of filmmaking.
September 11, 2008
In short, this is a superbly made, thoroughly engaging thriller that exerts a powerful emotional grip and is well worth seeking out. Recommended
September 9, 2008
A chilling murder mystery which should do wonders for Iceland's film industry.
September 3, 2008
A cold case in a cold place - Iceland's chilly legacy comes under investigation in this tragic noir.
July 9, 2008
Tremendously acted and shot with memorable confidence, Jar City deserves a much wider release than it's apparently going to get.
June 29, 2008
bazeis (ton skinotheti) se katigoria spanioy talentoy, kai toy syghoreis tin adynamia na brei kaskanter tis prokopis gia merikes apo tis apaititikes skines
June 6, 2008
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.
April 3, 2008
Jar City is an absorbing mystery connecting different generations and set in the desolate landscapes of Iceland.
March 1, 2008
The well-directed cast competently handles the genre material
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