When a retiring assassin realizes that he is the target of a hit, he winds up back in the game going head to head with a gang of younger, ruthless killers.

Directed by: Jonas Åkerlund
Genres: Action, Crime, Drama,
Production Company: Dark Horse Entertainment, Constantin Film,

Polar - If the job doesn't kill you, retirement will - Azwaad Movie Database
  • Release Date: 25-01-2019
  • Runtime: 119 Minutes
  • Popularity: 36.00
  • Vote Count: 1,333
  • IMDB Rating: 6.3
  • Budget: USD 0
  • Revenue: USD 0
  • Region: Germany ( DE ), United States of America ( US ),
  • Homepage: https://www.netflix.com/title/80223052

Photo Name Character
Mads Mikkelsen - Azwaad Movie Database Mads Mikkelsen Duncan Vizla
Vanessa Hudgens - Azwaad Movie Database Vanessa Hudgens Camille
Katheryn Winnick - Azwaad Movie Database Katheryn Winnick Vivian
Fei Ren - Azwaad Movie Database Fei Ren Hilde
Ruby O. Fee - Azwaad Movie Database Ruby O. Fee Sindy
Matt Lucas - Azwaad Movie Database Matt Lucas Blut
Robert Maillet - Azwaad Movie Database Robert Maillet Karl
Anthony Grant - Azwaad Movie Database Anthony Grant Facundo
Josh Cruddas - Azwaad Movie Database Josh Cruddas Alexei
Lovina Yavari - Azwaad Movie Database Lovina Yavari Junkie Jane
Photo Name Department
Jeremy Bolt-Production Jeremy Bolt Production (Producer)
Robert Kulzer-Production Robert Kulzer Production (Producer)
Mads Mikkelsen-Production Mads Mikkelsen Production (Executive Producer)
Daniel Hubbard-Production Daniel Hubbard Production (Casting)
Martin Moszkowicz-Production Martin Moszkowicz Production (Executive Producer)
Mike Richardson-Production Mike Richardson Production (Producer)
Bernhard Thür-Production Bernhard Thür Production (Co-Executive Producer)
Keith Goldberg-Production Keith Goldberg Production (Producer)
Jonas Åkerlund-Directing Jonas Åkerlund Directing (Director)
Hartley Gorenstein-Production Hartley Gorenstein Production (Producer)

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Per Gunnar Jonsson

This is a bit of a strange movie. Part of it feels like a pretty good, dark and gritty thriller, part of it feels like a wannabe Tarantino movie and part of it feels like a comedy. Overall I would classify it as a B-movie but a pretty good B-movie. As strange as the movie is I have to say that I liked it. I kind of watched this movie on a whim. It popped up on my Netflix home screen and I kind of liked the blurb. A type of story that I like. Then I saw that Mads Mikkelsen played the lead role and this sold me on it. I quite like Mads Mikkelsen in these kind of roles. The movie starts off in a fairly normal way for this kind of movie. You know, some assassinations, introduction of the hero, the bad guys, the even badder guys and all that. It is fairly clear already from the start that there will be blood splatter. That it would reach the levels it did towards the end of the movie was a bit of a surprise though. I did like Mads Mikkelsen in his role as Duncan, the somewhat brooding and grim assassin starting his retirement. But then I’m not really surprised. It’s a perfect role for him. The rest of the actors, well let’s just say that their acting was for the most part forgettable. Maybe with the exception of Matt Lucas as Blut. But then, his role was so comical and wacky so one wonders if it required acting skills or just a good dose of insanity (or some chemical products). The blurb states that he is deemed a liability. Well, that is not exactly the truth actually. It is more that his overly wacky boss is trying to screw him. This is where it starts to get into comedy land. Already in the first couple of scenes it is clear that this guy is a nut job. Then he let’s loose his assassins and at that point the movie escalates in a orgy of blood, violence and comedy. I cannot really make up my mind if it would have been a better movie if the violence would have been less comical or not. With the comedy this movie becomes a bit unusual and sticks out. Without it it would risk becoming just another thirteen on a dozen assassin thrillers. Also, as comical as it is, it is fairly well done. Anyway, there is of course a pretty dramatic and violent fight as the movie draws to a close. I quite liked that one. There is also a little twist that I actually did not see coming at the end. Overall, it was a fun movie to watch.

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