A serial killer that decapitates people is on the loose in the Stockholm subway. Martin Beck and his colleagues try to catch the killer, while the panic in the city increases.

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A serial killer that decapitates people is on the loose in the Stockholm subway. Martin Beck and his colleagues try to catch the killer, while the panic in the city increases.

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Even though this is the eighth and last episode of season 1, it was in fact the second to be released (theatrically, with the poster title "Beck 2: Spår i mörker"). See more »

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When Beck is showed the computer game in the police HQ, the title screen says Ultimate Doom, but when the police find the kids' hiding place, the screens all say Marathon 2. See more »

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Crap
29 July 2006 | by (Stockholm, Sweden) – See all my reviews

There are moments when lousy script-writing transcends the depths of horror and becomes truly awful. This is one of those moments.

I don't even know where to begin. The fact that there were more of these pathetic "Beck"-movies produced after this disaster proves more than anything the dreadful state of Swedish film-making. The plot is psychos are killing people in the subways, leaving the police dumbfounded. Spearheading the investigation is as usual the worn-out cop Martin Beck (Peter Haber) and the departments muscle Gunvald Larsson (Mikael Persbrandt). Haber is as always in these movies, very very tired. I can still remember movies when i thought that Haber was actually a good actor, but that seems like ages ago now. Nowadays he's just... tired. Persbrandt is the most entertaining part of the Beck-franchise. The cop that constantly threatens violence on anyone he perceives to be a criminal. Honestly these characters aren't as bad as they sound, with a proper script they could work.

Because the problem here as in all the new Beck-movies is the script. It always stinks. In the older Beck-movies where there were books to back up the story there was at least some semblance of coherence. The scripts to the new movies seem like five-minute jobs. In the end no detective-movie/crime drama can survive without a proper script, so it's no surprise that this is an almost complete failure. Sad.


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