The Absent One (Fasandraeberne) Reviews

January 2, 2017
Lie Laas' furrowed lead and Nrgaard's taut orchestration of flashback-pumped plotting help flesh out old clichs - at least until the climax takes a glum turn for the overwrought.
June 23, 2016
Another unsavory journey into contemporary Denmark's seamier underbelly.
June 16, 2016
Mikkel Norgaard, the director, propels the story by smartly sticking to the formula he used in the previous film: hints of menace, gorgeously shadowed shots and long flashbacks.
June 16, 2016
Although each of the first three films tells a full, discrete story, they work best cumulatively, as the ongoing adventures of one cranky, conscientious cop.
April 15, 2016
[A] grim treat, mining suspense and urgency from intensely plotted dual timelines of brutal criminality. A must for fans of rumpled, cynical, bitter detectives.
April 11, 2016
This compelling sequel makes for a nail biting murder mystery that skilfully presents a relatively clichd story that we have all seen countless times before in a unique manner.
April 8, 2016
Moves along smartly enough, and manages the Nordic Noir trick of appearing very classy at all times while unspooling an incredibly lurid plot featuring lashings of schoolgirl sex and sadistic violence.
April 7, 2016
An awful number of cliches are being ticked off here (the Fincher-esque lighting, the dogged and socially inept cop), but it's a diverting potboiler for crime drama completists.
April 4, 2016
Tense right to the end.
April 4, 2016
Finding a certain majesty in the murk, The Absent One is unashamedly derivative but remains a class act regardless.
June 18, 2015
The Absent One is a consistently engaging thriller which manages to build momentum to a violent and intense conclusion.