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"The Revenge" is a smooth-enough entertainment that should appeal to Wallander completists and aficionados of the cresting wave of Scandinavian crime stories.
"The Revenge" is well-made, above-average TV, but it seems small for the big screen. The plot is a bit predictable, and we're still getting to know the characters when the story ends.
Given that Henriksson is in his 20th hour of playing Wallander onscreen, it's no surprise that his performance has a well-worn ease; like the character himself, he seems to have been doing this his whole life.
On the whole this is a routine mystery tale existing mainly to introduce new characters to the Wallander universe and allow for future installments.
An old-fashioned, taut, well-crafted thriller-complete with several wonderful twists.
Suffers from its small-screen origins.
Although an excellent murder mystery, "Wallander: The Revenge" is much more because it is a successful illustration of mass hysteria...
A cop movie for grown ups. Or at least sophisticated teenagers... It's just great filmmaking.
One hopes, after seeing this, that the Scandinavian producers will think again before imagining that the success of Larsson's work in the U.S. gives any old production a pass to follow in its footsteps.
If you're not a Mankell aficionado prior to seeing it, the film itself won't send you running for his books - or even the other parts of the TV series.
The kickoff for season two of a series of feature-length Swedish television adaptations of stories by popular Nordic crime writer Henning Mankel, Wallander: The Revenge is an efficient, unfussy examination of crimes and punishments.
The film treats its headline-ready topics as merely window dressing for a whodunit that's without intrigue or surprise.
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