The Oath (2016)

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Finnur is a devoted father and husband, an ordinary man living an ordinary life in a quiet suburb of Reykjavík. Faced with his daughter's drug addiction he attempts to save her from her drug-dealing boyfriend. In his desperation he's driven to plan and commit the perfect crime.

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Everyone gets sympathy; no one gets excused.

Sep 8, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Kormakur sets an icy tone from the beginning and sticks to it as his tense morality tale plays out.

Sep 8, 2017 | Rating: B | Full Review…

As in many other Scandinavian thrillers, the style is cold and austere, the content ugly and misanthropic.

Sep 7, 2017 | Full Review…

While the endgame remains blurry, Kormakur's grim, desolate thriller is a gripping dive into the shadows and more emotionally twisted than most sawed-off-shotgun-toting revenge films.

Jun 20, 2017 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

[An] assured suspense drama, which sports little of the blackly comedic streak usually associated with its maker ...

Sep 11, 2016 | Full Review…
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The film's ultimately conventional take on rationalized violence lacks teeth, relegating it to an already overflowing bin of cold-nosed morality tales that are indistinguishable from each other.

Aug 20, 2018 | Full Review…

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