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Polar (2019)

TV-MA | | Action, Crime, Drama | 25 January 2019 (USA)
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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.

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


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Trivia

The cabin where Vanessa Hudgens's character lives is the same as the one from the Netflix series The Umbrella Academy (episode S01E08). The back travelling shot of the last scene is almost the same as the one used in that episode (around 39min50sec) . See more »

Goofs

When the gang led by Hilde kills the fat man in Austin, blood splashes all over their faces and clothes. Yet Sindy ,standing right next to them, has no stains at all on her. See more »

Quotes

Duncan Vizla: [Regarding her dog with an "Adopt Me" sign] What's his name?
Ginny: He doesn't have one.
Duncan Vizla: I like dogs with human names.
Ginny: Like what?
Duncan Vizla: Like "Rusty".
Ginny: I dont know any humans named Rusty.
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Featured in WatchMojo: Top 10 Worst Movies of 2019 (So Far) (2019) See more »

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Can't Stop Lovin' You
Written by Jim Wolfe
Courtesy of APM Music
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Not perfect, but far better than the critical reviews..
25 January 2019 | by blundell-54222See all my reviews

Quite a poor critical reception, but having just watched it myself I can't help that many of the reviews have missed the point of this violent slice of entertainment. While for the most part what they say IS true (clunky dialogue, silly, poorly paced), they could also add slick, humourous and stylish to that list. The corridor scene - a highlight in the trailer misses the mark and would have benefitted with better choreography but was enjoyable all the same. The Female characters, empowered one minute, gratuitously undressed the next, don't make sense other than to advance the plot and pleasure the men. It did feel a lot like the graphic novel in parts though and contrary to what I've read elsewhere Mads Mikkelsen's understated, world weary portrayal is brilliant, even if Hudgens is underused (as are are most of the supporting cast). Style over substance? Maybe. But as a ultra violent comic book popcorn flick I think it works pretty well, and whether it happens or not I'd love to see the sequel it sets up in the closing scenes. I'd say watch it yourself and form your own opinion.


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Language:

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Release Date:

25 January 2019 (USA) See more »

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| (Mainland China Censored Version)

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2.00 : 1
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