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"In New York City, a crime lord's right-hand man is seduced by one of his boss's victims, a woman seeking retribution."

Directed by Niels Arden Oplev ...with Colin Farrell and my beloved Noomi... wink.gif

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Now I don't care about RT, I haven't read any review, trailer is awesome and I'm seeing this film today smile.gif
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I decided to check this one out also. Here's hoping for a decent experience.

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Trailer makes it look sooo good! I'll be seeing this on Monday.


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So I saw it yesterday. Really loved it. Noomi Rapace has an intensity that never ceases to surprise me. It's a delight to watch her. Her character reminded me of a certain Lisbeth, someone deeply wounded who wants to find closure in revenge ; it's clearly stated in the trailer by the way so I'm not using spoiler tags. Colin Farrell was very good too. And speaking of trailers, for once that one doesn't give away the most important parts of the story. Interesting supporting cast as well, like F. Murray Abraham in a way too small role, and Isabelle Huppert, I was really surprised to see her actually! smile.gif I didn't know she was in the film before. I like how the story builds to the climax, some could say the somewhat "anti-climactic climax", but I didn't think so. Considering the characters' journey, I thought the ending was very fitting. I'll sure look forward to Niels Arden Oplev's upcoming projects... Dare I his film was very american in some ways, and very european in some others; in both cases I see this as a quality.

I wouldn't mind seeing it again in fact. A definite purchase on Blu-ray. smile.gif
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So I saw it yesterday. Really loved it. Noomi Rapace has an intensity that never ceases to surprise me. It's a delight to watch her. Her character reminded me of a certain Lisbeth, someone deeply wounded who wants to find closure in revenge ; it's clearly stated in the trailer by the way so I'm not using spoiler tags. Colin Farrell was very good too. And speaking of trailers, for once that one doesn't give away the most important parts of the story. Interesting supporting cast as well, like F. Murray Abraham in a way too small role, and Isabelle Huppert, I was really surprised to see her actually! smile.gif I didn't know she was in the film before. I like how the story builds to the climax, some could say the somewhat "anti-climactic climax", but I didn't think so. Considering the characters' journey, I thought the ending was very fitting. I'll sure look forward to Niels Arden Oplev's upcoming projects... Dare I his film was very american in some ways, and very european in some others; in both cases I see this as a quality.

I wouldn't mind seeing it again in fact. A definite purchase on Blu-ray. smile.gif
Thanks for the impressions! I'm really looking forward to this one, hoping to catch it this weekend if my wife and kid can kick this flu mad.gif


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I liked this, it's type of movie you normally find J Statham in so if you like his stuff you'll prob like this as well. A little revenge tale with mob crime tie ins detective solving the puzzle as who is the mole/rat. Keeps you on the edge of your seat wondering and thinking. Oh I nearly forgot a big infusion of Hitchcock's Rear Window flavor added in for extra suspense measure.

Colin Farrell proves again why he has a lot of game and depth to his characters..the man can act there's no doubt about it. It's just some of his projects he chooses tend to be a little too serious and poignant. Clearly to me he shines best in action and hero films simply because he's got the looks and brains and charms. My 2nd fav character was Noomi's mom Isabelle Hupert, she was very cute and sassy.

I WANT him doing more stuff like this and Channing Tatum movies because his sheer talent can help with much of the cheese associated with blockbuster/action movies.
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Normally I do not care for Colin Farrel except for In Bruges but found this movie with Noomi very entertaining for a vengeance thriller. Also the language was quite sanitized with these kind of thugs.

After seeing Stoker, this is slightly inferior in terms of story and cinematography but still entertaining. Good for rental.
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Didn't realise this was put on Blu ray. Will have to give it a viewing

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Watched this last night and really enjoyed the first half but felt it was a little flat as the rest played out. I would have liked some more twists or something to elevate the tension a bit more. Performances were good all the way around. Rapace was brilliant as always, CF too. Terrance Howard is starting to look like Lando in a suit with that hairdo but he was decent as well. Worth a watch but am glad I waited for rental.


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A terrific Thriller.cool.gif

Multi-layered, with several storylines happening around the protagonist (Colin Farrel).
Beautifully weaved together by the writer and director.
Kudos to them for making this work in such an engaging way.

CF is absolutely at the top of his game here...
His eyes reveal so much of what is going on his head....
Someone should keep his performance in mind for EOY awards.wink.gif

While watching him last night, and Mud (M.McC.) the other night, it occurred to me how many excellent actors of their generation are working today...smile.gif

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I commented on this in the BD forum a week ago. Good film. I enjoyed it.

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