Jackpot
Jackpot (2014)

Based on a story by Norway's leading crime novelist Jo NesbÝ, Jackpot is a Coen Brothers-inspired take on homicidal greed and betrayal, Scandinavian-style. When Christmas tree factory supervisor Oscar Svendsen wakes up terrified and… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: August 25, 2014
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63%
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Critic Score: 63% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: With plenty of dark humor to leaven the bloody mayhem, Jackpot is an entertaining murder mystery with a suitably quirky Scandinavian twist.

Bruce Ingram
Chicago Sun-Times

Unabashedly derivative but nonetheless entertaining.

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John DeFore
Hollywood Reporter

Blood-spattered crime comedy benefits from whip-smart pacing and quirky Scandinavian attitude.

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Brian Tallerico
RogerEbert.com

"Jackpot" plays like an over-the-top story told by a drunken film fan at a bar: "Dude, I just saw this movie and it was CRAZY. You have to see it." Trust me, you don't.

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Ben Kenigsberg
New York Times

As an absurdist suspense film, "Jackpot" mostly hits its marks. As a comedy, it's less successful, stronger on sight gags than on the detective's sarcasm.

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Tom Huddleston
Time Out

Martens punctuates proceedings with moments of black humour and sudden, shocking violence, while the sheer frequency of twists, double-crosses and switchbacks keep the plot rattling along.

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Mark Dujsik
Mark Reviews Movies

Here is a mean-spirited movie about bad-hearted people in which the central question seems to be which of these characters is the nastiest of the lot.

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Calum Marsh
Village Voice

Certainly, a lot of blood is spilled in the name of laughs. There's only one problem with its broad attempts at grotesque comedy: Jackpot simply isn't funny.

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Alissa Simon
Variety

In his sophomore feature, helmer Martens delivers on the promise he displayed in his debut, United, creating a stylish and pacey action-comedy full of spot-on performances, inspired but gruesome gags, with crack comic timing and barbed dialogue.

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Ray Pride
Newcity

Capable, candy-colored, often giddily gruesome Euro-action from Norway, replete with lottery winnings, double-crosses, discreet vivisection and a shootout in a strip club called "Pink Heaven" with a single survivor whom the police want explanations from.

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