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Sent to prison for assault, Rune has to quickly figure out the complex system of rules, honor and obligations.

Cast & Crew

Pilou Asbæk
Rune
Roland Møller
Mureren
Kim Winther
Fængselsbetjent Kim
Jorg Beutnagel
Fængselsbetjent Bjørn
Lars Jensen
Ladby
Johnny Nielsen
Køkkenchef
Claus Saric Pedersen
Mini
Tobias Lindholm
Screenwriter
Michael Noer
Screenwriter
Rene Ezra
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Kim Magnusson
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Magnus Nordenhof Jønck
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Critic Reviews for R

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (6) | Fresh (10) | Rotten (1)

  • Who knows better about prison life than someone who has experienced it firsthand?

    June 17, 2011 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • "R" is not about justice or redemption. You couldn't even call it a protest film about prison conditions, but it is very well made and persuasively acted.

    June 16, 2011 | Rating: 3.5/5
  • Directors-screenwriters Lindholm and Noer are careful not to let the audience know more than their protagonist does, keeping them in the nerve-wrecking state of uncertainty and fear.

    June 15, 2011 | Full Review…
  • The film's brilliance starts to surpass its brutality.

    June 15, 2011 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

    David Fear

    Time Out
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  • Lindholm and Noer attempt to make up in raw emotion what their film lacks in context, an approach good for a surprising amount of mileage, until the project finally chokes on its own inevitable nihilism.

    June 14, 2011 | Full Review…
  • The helmers employ claustrophobic closeups to mirror the experience of an inmate arriving at the harsh institution and finding his options limited by more than just locked doors.

    April 13, 2011 | Full Review…

    Alissa Simon

    Variety
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Audience Reviews for R

  • Jun 14, 2011
    A raw, hard-hitting prison drama about a new inmate trying to navigate prison life and survive by carving out a niche for himself and rising through the ranks of inmate society. Plays like a Danish remake of A PROPHET, but is actually superior to Audiard's film in its eschewing of its more grandiose elements in favor of a simpler, more streamlined narrative.
    Matthew L Super Reviewer

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