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      The Wave

      2015, Mystery & thriller/Adventure, 1h 45m

      110 Reviews 5,000+ Ratings

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      Well-acted and blessed with a refreshingly humanistic focus, The Wave is a disaster film that makes uncommonly smart use of disaster film clichés. Read critic reviews

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      A Norwegian geologist (Kristoffer Joner) and his family (Ane Dahl Torp, Jonas Hoff Oftebro) fight for survival when a massive landslide causes a 250-foot tidal wave.

      • Rating: R (Some Language|Disaster Images)

      • Genre: Mystery & thriller, Adventure, Action

      • Original Language: Norwegian

      • Director: Roar Uthaug

      • Producer: Martin Sundland, Are Heidenstrom

      • Writer: John Kåre Raake, Harald Rosenløw-Eeg

      • Release Date (Theaters):  limited

      • Release Date (Streaming):

      • Box Office (Gross USA): $176.6K

      • Runtime:

      • Distributor: Magnolia Pictures

      • Production Co: Fantefilm, Film i Väst

      • Sound Mix: Dolby Atmos

      • Aspect Ratio: Scope (2.35:1)

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      • Dec 25, 2017

        I saw the trailer for this at the Cleveland Cinematheque several months before I found it streaming. It had me on the edge of my seat and gripping the arms with white knuckles. This Norwegian thriller about a tourist town and one particular broken family is in the style of a classic disaster flick. The cliches are there, but recombined in a smart way. The human drama involved in surviving impossible odds and reconnecting with lost loved ones works as a gripping and heart tugging film. The effects are completely believable and will get the blood pumping.

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      • Jan 03, 2017

        Deftly bettering a thousand typical Hollywood disaster flicks, The Wave offers up genuinely good characterisation and intelligent writing AND delivers on spectacle. Gorgeous photography, impressive CGI and what at least sounds like coherent science combine to make a really excellent film. The central performances are more than solid and the story beats work well. Finally, and it's a minor point, but it is the only film I can think of seeing (at least in immediate memory) where a very specific human behaviour occurs when someone panics and is convinced they may drown. Just one of the small moments that really impressed me. Bravo.

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      • Nov 16, 2016

        With some very fine acting, "The Wave" is of that unique brand of disaster film that is actually quite harrowing.

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      • Sep 26, 2016

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