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7.1

Generally favorable reviews- based on 23 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 23
  2. Negative: 1 out of 23

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  1. Jul 19, 2013
    4
    This is a very disappointing movie that amazingly is made somewhat tolerable by the commanding presence of lead actor Joel Kinnaman. His portrayal of the naive chancer is so deserving of a better film. The story lacks context and focus and is surprisingly quite a drag lacking in any real tension,pace or cohesion. The last 20 minutes or so kick things into high gear, but for a two hour plusThis is a very disappointing movie that amazingly is made somewhat tolerable by the commanding presence of lead actor Joel Kinnaman. His portrayal of the naive chancer is so deserving of a better film. The story lacks context and focus and is surprisingly quite a drag lacking in any real tension,pace or cohesion. The last 20 minutes or so kick things into high gear, but for a two hour plus film it really is a case of too little too late. Expand
  2. CMC
    Jul 20, 2012
    4
    This film is weak and feels like a TV production. Fast cutting and shaky cameras will only get you so far. Central casting did a good job, but all of the good acting is compromised by ridiculous overlays of attempted emotional depth. Do we really believe that the super-bad guys all have guilt, babies, and life-plans underneath all their badness? Not in this film for sure. The number ofThis film is weak and feels like a TV production. Fast cutting and shaky cameras will only get you so far. Central casting did a good job, but all of the good acting is compromised by ridiculous overlays of attempted emotional depth. Do we really believe that the super-bad guys all have guilt, babies, and life-plans underneath all their badness? Not in this film for sure. The number of high reviews must point to the paucity of good films out there. The Talented Mr. Ripley this is not, although it wanted to be. Expand
Metascore
75

Generally favorable reviews - based on 27 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 27
  2. Negative: 0 out of 27
  1. Reviewed by: Tim Robey
    Jul 18, 2013
    60
    A story stretched thinly between two many characters, without the dynamism or momentum to keep itself charging onwards.
  2. Reviewed by: Kim Newman
    May 20, 2013
    60
    There's plenty here to show why director Daniel Espinosa caught Hollywood's eye, even if this pre-Safe House crime drama holds few surprises.
  3. Reviewed by: Roger Ebert
    Oct 17, 2012
    88
    One of the most involving of the many first-rate thrillers that have come recently from Scandinavia.