A retiring assassin suddenly finds himself on the receiving end of a hit, contracted by none other than his own employer seeking to cash in on the pensions of aging employees.


Jonas Åkerlund


Jayson Rothwell (screenplay by), Víctor Santos (based on the Dark Horse graphic novel "Polar: Came from the cold" by)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mads Mikkelsen ... Duncan Vizla
Vanessa Hudgens ... Camille
Katheryn Winnick ... Vivian
Fei Ren ... Hilde
Ruby O. Fee ... Sindy
Matt Lucas ... Blut
Robert Maillet ... Karl
Anthony Grant ... Facundo
Josh Cruddas ... Alexei
Lovina Yavari ... Junkie Jane
Ayisha Issa ... Jazmin
Pedro Miguel Arce ... Pedro
Anastasia Marinina ... Evalina
Martin Zolotarev ... Evalina's Son
Richard Dreyfuss ... Porter


A retiring assassin suddenly finds himself on the receiving end of a hit, contracted by none other than his own employer seeking to cash in on the pensions of aging employees.

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Based on the Graphic Novel. See more »


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Towards the end of the movie during the tunnel sequence, at the beginning of the fight, the CCTV cam shows - 11:42:35 pm 08/02/2019 after a few shots, during the end of the fight, the CCTV cam shows - 02:07:45 am 09/02/2019, suggesting the gun fight has lasted almost more than 2 hours. See more »


When Duncan teaching about countries at the school one girl asks "Do they eat turkey in Turkey?". Duncan answers "No, chicken. And the put them on skewers." But usually lamb puts skewer not chicken and that's name is Turkish Kebab. See more »


Vivian: Speak.
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Crazy Credits

The end credits roll from top-to-bottom instead of the more widely used bottom-to-top See more »


References Death Wish II (1982) See more »


Islands in the Stream
Performed by Kenny Rogers & Dolly Parton
Written by Barry Gibb, Maurice Gibb, Robin Gibb
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Courtesy of Universal/MCA Music Publishing GmbH & Musik-Edition Discoton GmbH
(p) 1983 Sony Music Entertainment
Courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment Germany GmbH
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Action & Brutality
27 January 2019 | by ahmetkozanSee all my reviews

First of all, the film shouldn't be a movie you'll definitely take seriously. Please leave your brain if you decide to watch this movie. Because this film is a crunchy film that focuses entirely on the action and the charm of ferocity. So there is no deeper meaning nor a deep scenario.

The visuals are great, the color palette is so good that even the nature looks modern. It looks like an Instagram filter has been applied to a picture taken with a proper camera. The girls are beautiful, the main character is charismatic, the bad character is a fat asshole. There are plenty of clichés. You can predict what's going to happen. Predicting what will happen is a problem in such films because it eliminates the thriller factor.

You don't have to pay much attention to, it's a fun movie. If you love action you can watch. 7/10

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Release Date:

25 January 2019 (USA) See more »

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2.00 : 1
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