Stockholm Reviews

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January 5, 2020
...a good-enough look into the origins of a real-life psychological phenomenon...
July 28, 2019
The talent involved means The Captor is always watchable, but it's never anything more than that.
June 26, 2019
It's fun watching Ethan Hawke's oddball robber socking it to The Man in a wig and stick-on handlebars.
June 26, 2019
The ever watchable Ethan Hawke is the best thing in this crime caper. It's uneven and lacks the power of its premise but always manages to keep your attention hostage.
June 24, 2019
Budreau's film is fitfully entertaining, at its strongest on the similarity between Stockholm syndrome... and what most of us would simply call "a movie romance."
June 22, 2019
Robert Budreau's reimagining of the heist that gave us the term Stockholm syndrome is a strange, funny masquerade.
June 21, 2019
It may not all be true or indeed the complete story, with little of the aftermath re-enacted, but Hawke makes you wish it was.
June 21, 2019
Age becomes Ethan Hawke. The more raspy and wrinkled he gets, the better he is on screen... And here he holds together a film that is shaky in many respects and shouldn't work.
June 21, 2019
Budreau finds more than a little comedy in all of this. Indeed, he introduces his film with the caption 'Based on an absurd but true story'. That's spot on.
June 19, 2019
An absurd or rather absurdist true-crime melodrama.
June 19, 2019
The film unfolds as a baffling screwball comedy, and recalls classic heist films such as Dog Day Afternoon, even as it persistently subverts our expectations.
June 18, 2019
An interesting period piece which takes a lot of risks and mostly succeeds.
May 16, 2019
Stockholm is uneven, but not entirely uninteresting.
May 6, 2019
A surprisingly sweet character study, largely thanks to Ethan Hawke and Noomi Rapace.
May 6, 2019
The situation, as presented here, isn't unbelievable, exactly. It's just oddly dull. Hawke is not.
May 2, 2019
The movie falsifies too many details about the caper to have much meaning.
May 1, 2019
Budreau states at the outset that the true story he's working from is absurd, and it's clear that he relishes that absurdity: yes, lives are being threatened throughout and powerful feelings are at play, but this is a strange and amiable comedy at heart.
April 30, 2019
This film is very uneven. At times you're rooting for Lars and Gunnar. At other times, you've had enough and want it to end. Hawke and Rapace are fun to watch playing against each other.
April 30, 2019
"Stockholm" has it's kooky moments thanks to good performances from Hawke and Rapace.
April 30, 2019
The Captor is an intriguing dark comedy laced with infectious energy. It is uniquely stylish and Hawke gives one of 2019's best performances so far.
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