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Polar (2019)

TV-MA | | Action, Crime, Drama | 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 | Drama

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:

Полар See more »

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Runtime:

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.00 : 1
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Trivia

Released on Netflix in the US within weeks of the theatrical release of another Mads Mikkelsen-led movie 'Arctic', which happened to be titled 'Polar' in some international territories. The two movies are unrelated. See more »

Goofs

In the warehouse shootout scenes, the main character doesn't wear any gloves (which remotely control mounted machine guns). A second later he has them on, only to lose them again when the camera changes. See more »

Quotes

Duncan Vizla: Right, last one.
School Kid #4: Do they speak American in England?
Duncan Vizla: [Duncan gets a flashback to London, choking someone to death while his victim can only make a grunt] They don't speak a lot
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God Save the Queen
Arranged by Graham de Wilde
Courtesy of APM Music on behalf of EMI Music Publishing
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User Reviews

 
I wanted to hate this B-grade film, but ended up loving it!
26 January 2019 | by TheTopDawgSee all my reviews

Novice (mainly music videos and short film - only a handful of full length feature films) director Jonas Åkerlund, and novice screenwriter Jayson Rothwell, did an outstanding job creating a crazy action noir film adaptation from the graphic novel by Víctor Santos.

The directing was outstanding - props to Jonas Åkerlund for nailing this one. The great cinematography and use of high-contract colors really added to the film, as did his camera work. The screenplay's use of character introductions - although done many times before, worked really well, and combined with the writing and directing, gave this film a Quentin Tarantino feel.

At first I felt the characters were way too animated and overshadowed Mads Mikkelsen's monotonic and bland character, and thus was disappointed in this film. But as the story progressed, I felt this wasn't your typical 'assassin retires' movie. The story developed slowly, and I do feel the 118 min length was a little long, but the pace kept up well, help keep me interested and intrigued, and eventually found myself to start liking it.

The actors where cast perfectly and performed really well . The soundtrack by Deadmau5 was perfect for this film.

I wanted to hate this B-grade film, but ended up loving it! This is one of those films that stay with you long after you've seen it, and I feel in time will become a cult classic. I do hope for a part 2 - and judging by some unexpected and surprisingly well placed surprises, I'm guessing that will happen.

The critics got this one wrong. Yes, it may not be for everyone, but going in not expecting much, I became a fan. A well deserved 8/10 from me. And if anyone thinks this is a fake review, click my username and you will see my 300+ reviews. :)


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