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: June 27, 2014
DVD Release Date: August 25, 2014
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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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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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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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Brian Tallerico

"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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John DeFore
Hollywood Reporter

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

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Ray Pride

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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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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Dann Gire
Chicago Daily Herald

It's probably a good thing that the characters are so unlikeably dumb in Magnus Martens' violent black comedy Jackpot. You don't want to become attached to any of these guys. They tend to disappear quicker than cast members on Game of Thrones.

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