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Polar (2019)

TV-MA | | Action, Crime | 25 January 2019 (USA)
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The world's top assassin, Duncan Vizla, is settling into retirement when his former employer marks him as a liability to the firm. Against his will, he finds himself back in the game going head to head with an army of younger killers.

Director:

Jonas Åkerlund

Writers:

Jayson Rothwell (screenplay by), Víctor Santos (based on the Dark Horse graphic novel "Polar: Came from the cold" by)
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Cast

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
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Storyline

The world's top assassin, Duncan Vizla, is settling into retirement when his former employer marks him as a liability to the firm. Against his will, he finds himself back in the game going head to head with an army of younger killers.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

If the Job doesn't kill you, Retirement will. See more »

Genres:

Action | Crime

Certificate:

TV-MA | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

Official Netflix

Country:

Germany | USA

Language:

English | Russian

Release Date:

25 January 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Polar See more »

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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.00 : 1
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Trivia

Duncan Vizla had 11 cigarettes during the film time. See more »

Goofs

While photographing the owl it flies away making the sound of flapping wings. Owls possess silent flight capabilities. See more »

Quotes

Vivian: Speak.
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Crazy Credits

End credits scroll from top downward. See more »

Soundtracks

Turkmenistan Violin
Written by Lars Luis Linek (as Lars-Luis Linek), Johannes Matthias Hoffmann (arrangement)
(c) & (p) Perfect Pitch
Courtesy of Warner/Chappell Production Music
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Exactly what I had hoped for
26 January 2019 | by matthewkodadekSee all my reviews

This isn't high art, it's certainly not Oscar bait or even trying to be tongue in cheek...this is a blatantly bloody and violent thrill ride with little exposition and a single purpose: gratuitous violence with no deeper meaning.

If you watch this for any other reason, be prepared for copious disappointment. No nuance or subtlety, just a murder ballet for the masses.

I predict that as is the current trend, that the audience will love/like it while the critics lambast it...shows the growing irrelevance of the professional critic as their disconnect with the audience grows.


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