When an elite crime squad's lead detective investigates the disappearance of a victim on the first snow of winter, he fears an elusive serial killer may be active again. With the help of a brilliant recruit, the cop must connect decades-old cold cases to the brutal new one if he hopes to outwit this unthinkable evil before the next snowfall.Written by
Katrina L. Harrison
In the source novel, the police discuss several Swedish serial killers, including Thomas Quick (a.k.a. Sture Bergwall). However, Quick/Bergwall was eventually acquitted of the alleged murders. Brother Sten-Owe Bergwall and lawyer Pelle Svensson wrote books criticizing the Swedish authorities' handling of the cases. See more »
Detective Harry Hole breaks into Katrine's department with a kick, leaving the door open. After a brief fight between both, the gate is closed. See more »
I've seen how much of a bad reception this film has received and I generally don't agree that it was as bad as its been made out to be.
I'll start with the acting, this was top notch and the cast did an amazing job. Michael Fassbender put in a really good performance.
The visuals and cinematography were great. It was wonderfully shot and the locations looked beautiful.
The soundtrack wasn't too bad, it built up the tension when it needed too.
The one issue I've noticed people point out is that it feels like a mess and the pacing isn't great. I agree with this to some extent. At points in the movie it does feel a bit jumbled, but I feel like this was done on purpose, because some of this confusion is covered and made sense of in the third act.
The third act is probably the best part of the film, the build up to the conclusion was done well, and it leaves you on the edge of your seat. However, the actual conclusion of the film, did leave a sour taste in my mouth.
If you like slow burner thrillers, then this is the film for you.
It really isn't that bad.
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