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Wallander: The Revenge Reviews

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September 18, 2017
Although an excellent murder mystery, "Wallander: The Revenge" is much more because it is a successful illustration of mass hysteria...
August 25, 2012
A cop movie for grown ups. Or at least sophisticated teenagers... It's just great filmmaking.
Read More | Original Score: 8/10
June 7, 2012
"The Revenge" is a smooth-enough entertainment that should appeal to Wallander completists and aficionados of the cresting wave of Scandinavian crime stories.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
May 31, 2012
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.
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May 31, 2012
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.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
May 29, 2012
An old-fashioned, taut, well-crafted thriller-complete with several wonderful twists.
May 25, 2012
What separates The Revenge is simple and what's so often missing from American thrillers - respect for the intelligence of its audience. This is complex stuff, not purely on a procedural level but on a thematic one.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.0/5.0
May 24, 2012
Here is one of the year's best and most provocative thrillers and maybe it says something that it's a 91-minute installment of a Swedish TV series.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
June 7, 2012
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
June 2, 2012
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.
May 31, 2012
"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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
May 29, 2012
The film treats its headline-ready topics as merely window dressing for a whodunit that's without intrigue or surprise.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
May 29, 2012
On the whole this is a routine mystery tale existing mainly to introduce new characters to the Wallander universe and allow for future installments.
May 24, 2012
Suffers from its small-screen origins.
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