Wallander: The Revenge
Wallander: The Revenge (2012)

From the producers of the original The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Revenge is based on an original story by "The Godfather of Swedish Crime" Henning Mankell, featuring his most popular character, the titular chief inspector… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: May 25, 2012
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Robert Abele
Los Angeles Times

"The Revenge" is a smooth-enough entertainment that should appeal to Wallander completists and aficionados of the cresting wave of Scandinavian crime stories.

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John DeFore
Hollywood Reporter

On the whole this is a routine mystery tale existing mainly to introduce new characters to the Wallander universe and allow for future installments.

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Neely Swanson
Easy Reader (California)

Although an excellent murder mystery, "Wallander: The Revenge" is much more because it is a successful illustration of mass hysteria...

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Rachel Saltz
New York Times

"The Revenge" is well-made, above-average TV, but it seems small for the big screen. The plot is a bit predictable, and we're still getting to know the characters when the story ends.

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Ernest Hardy
Village Voice

An old-fashioned, taut, well-crafted thriller-complete with several wonderful twists.

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Witney Seibold

A cop movie for grown ups. Or at least sophisticated teenagers... It's just great filmmaking.

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Sam Adams
AV Club

Given that Henriksson is in his 20th hour of playing Wallander onscreen, it's no surprise that his performance has a well-worn ease; like the character himself, he seems to have been doing this his whole life.

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Asher Klein
Chicago Reader

Suffers from its small-screen origins.

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Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals

One hopes, after seeing this, that the Scandinavian producers will think again before imagining that the success of Larsson's work in the U.S. gives any old production a pass to follow in its footsteps.

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