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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:

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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:

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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

When Duncan stops to see if he can help Sindy, he looks in the mirror and sees her unzip her outer garments to show off her red top (and, presumably, what's inside), but when she gets to the window, the purple vest she is wearing under her outer coat is zipped all the way to the top. See more »

Quotes

Blut: The fun continues tomorrow, Mr. Vizla.
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Crazy Credits

End credits scroll from top downward. See more »

Soundtracks

High Society
Written by Paul Hart & David Arnold
Courtesy of APM Music
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Wasted Potential for a Solid Movie
25 January 2019 | by krishkrkhatiwadaSee all my reviews

Summary: It is a fairly good movie.

Polar is set in an interesting world that is filled with characters that feel like they are in different movies. It is a violent movie that does have a solid story with a few exceptions.

Pros: Mads Mikkelsen does a great job in presenting a subdued hitman who is hunted by something he did. Vanessa Hudgens also does a great job with her character. There is a revelation in the movie that she plays really well. Story is good.

Cons: Supporting characters are not terrible. They feel like they exist in a different movie all together. The dialogues are fine for the most but horrible in some scenes. Pacing is inconsistent. The main antagonist is a shell of a character.

All in all: Its a weird movie with at least two actors doing well. Story is solid but its supporting characters are horrible. The tone of the movie is what hurts the movie the most. Watch it for Mads and Vanessa.


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