Riders of Justice

critic Reviews

, 94% Certified Fresh Tomatometer Score
  • A darkly humorous revenge thriller with satisfying depth and a dash of savory quirk, Riders of Justice makes another compelling case for Mads Mikkelsen as an all-purpose leading man.
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    Michael O'SullivanWashington Post
    There are plenty of left turns (and the occasional dead end) here, but "Riders of Justice" is no waste of time.
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    Todd McCarthyDeadline Hollywood Daily
    There are bizarre and sometimes awkward bumps along the way, but the way Jensen has bent his narrative to serve deeply serio-comic purposes reveals a bold and adventurous storytelling confidence.
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    Amy NicholsonFilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
    It's really smart. This is a really enjoyable film.
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    David EhrlichindieWire
    Mikkelsen wouldn't know how to be uninteresting on screen if he tried, but his performance here might have felt overly familiar if not for how the rest of Jensen's cast plays against him.
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    Richard WhittakerAustin Chronicle
    Riders of Justice is a film of contradictions, but that's its purpose. With gentle, sensitive humor and pathos dominating the story, it's really about self-justification, as the scientists and the soldier form an unlikely team.
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    Brad WheelerGlobe and Mail
    A pitch-black comedy about questions, coincidences and ideas that pile up faster than the body count.
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    Dan BuffaKSDK News (St. Louis)
    Mikkelsen and Jensen prove that an action drama with revenge running through its veins can still make you laugh, especially with some quirky DNA in its blood.
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    Fletcher PowellKMUW - Wichita Public Radio
    Come for the action and jokes, stay for the philosophical conundrums. And Mads Mikkelsen, of course.
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    Carla HayCulture Mix
    The usual clichés of vigilante dramas get a sly and occasionally far-fetched treatment in Riders of Justice, which is about coping with grief as much as it is about getting revenge.
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    Joe FriarThe Victoria Advocate
    There is plenty of heart and humor in the film by Danish director Anders Thomas Jensen who marks his fifth collaboration with Mikkelsen who is first-rate. Great cast.
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