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Riders of Justice

2020
Comedy
Drama
1h 56m
Markus, who has to go home to his teenage daughter, Mathilde, when his wife dies in a tragic train accident. It seems like an accident until a mathematics geek, who was also a fellow passenger on the train, and his two colleagues show up.
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Riders of Justice

2020
Comedy
Drama
1h 56m
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Rated 08 Aug 2021
89
89th
Don't let the "straight to Redbox action movie" title and poster trick you, this is actually a smart drama that functions equally as a deconstruction of action movie morality and as a meditation on grief, all punctuated by perfect little pockets of humor and violence.
Rated 06 May 2021
90
91st
There were some great black humour moments scattered throughout, but it succeeds more as a drama. The sad/precious moments hit really hard because the film does a good job of making us invest in the characters. Mads is the best here but everyone is noteworthy. Solid directing, juggles elements wisely, specifically when Mads is killing and he does a great job of making him look terrifying. Data, psychology, revenge... all things I like. A cool twist is in here too that's a little heartbreaking.
Rated 24 May 2021
30
7th
The part of the movie carried (well, of course) by Mikkelsen was interesting. The tonal clash brought on by his 3 henchmen that introduces a sort of cringeworthy entrylevel slapstick absurdism was too much for me to bear and made me hate the movie. Never A. T. Jensen again, for me.
Rated 31 Aug 2021
75
83rd
Seems like there aren't any bad films from Denmark
Rated 24 Sep 2021
60
40th
i'll commend what they're trying to do here, but i'm too much of a sucker for tone to have this work for me. this goes back and forth asking me to cry for loss and trauma issues, but laugh heartily at fat people and rape victims because they have "funny" quirks, while marveling at mad mads mowing down mobsters by the dozen...and then it sacrifices the opportunity to finally make an impactful point on the futility of repressed and misdirected grief...for a badly set up gag-twist.
Rated 08 Jun 2021
75
77th
ATJ's movies always seem to go for a morbidly funny tone, too often veering into just plain morbid. This time around the tone lands well enough on the right side of the line, and whatever your feeling towards his somewhat crass style may be, you can't deny how well he writes characters for specific actors. For the most part an enjoyable action comedy although the ending did feel a bit rushed - echoing the violent climaxes of Tony Scott movies, where everything is resolved in a giant shootout.
Rated 04 Jan 2022
70
65th
Hopefully the start/continuation of my favorite working actor, Mads Neesonsen.
Rated 01 May 2021
78
81st
Riders of Justice is a beautifully written, impressive drama that makes you laugh with its dark humor and sadden with its bitter-sweet moments. All of the main characters somehow captivated me, had a therapeutic effect. The performances are great, especially Mads Mikkelsen is flawless.
Rated 14 Jun 2021
90
87th
It's hard to resist a a revenge thriller where the line ""Let's get this over with as a team so we can go home and eat banana cake." is uttered.
Rated 21 Jan 2022
87
81st
The lead's a Scandanavian Rambo but the message is pacifist & requires huge coincidences to get the message across. Apparently, there was a 3rd guy who looked the same? This might've turned me off since I'm not sure if the director can imagine soldiers who only use aggression appropriately, but since it's established that Rambo has PTSD it's fair to point out that its victims may well hit people who don't deserve it. This is also darkly funny & makes good points about the human desire to blame.
Rated 25 Jan 2022
80
77th
Taken with NERDS Coincidentally a Christmas movie
Rated 19 Jun 2021
5
91st
Funny, heartwarming, and entertaining. One of the best films of the year.
Rated 30 Dec 2021
80
73rd
This does quite a remarkable job of blending abrupt and graphic violence, deep emotional pain, and some very effective humor to make something very entertaining. Mikkelsen, as per usual, is stellar, but the rest of the cast holds their own against his foreboding darkness.
Rated 27 Sep 2021
87
96th
What a gem. It often feels like its leads are in two totally different movies--three in a gritty action/drama and the other two in a slapstick comedy--and it just totally works. It's actually just kind of amazing how well that difficult tone balance is achieved. My only complaints were some dumb writing in the first half, but turns out it wasn't dumb at all and was in fact extremely clever. Great movie.
Rated 15 Jun 2021
2
16th
Like a clip show of previous ATJ movies with all the stereotypes, cliches and crass bullshit and almost none of the charm. Weak as fudge.
Rated 15 Oct 2021
65
65th
A true genre mashup that actually justifies all its genre tags, and impressively, does a reasonable job juggling them. Enabled by excellent acting, it has nice flourishes of suspense and action, somewhat syrupy but sentient drama, and probably the funniest comedy I've ever seen from the Danes.
Rated 31 Jan 2022
64
51st
Mikkelsen & Gadeberg deliver strong dramatic performances in Riders of Justice, but the film doesn't stray far enough away from its revenge-thriller premise to get truly interesting. The comedy is momentary, though the way the film plays out could be considered a wry joke. The prediction aspect is interesting, but defaults to causation is complex and is used as a means of coping with grief. Kaas has great line delivery as he provides some frantic energy. The film is well-made, but too familiar.
Rated 25 Jul 2021
70
65th
The movie has some hilarious jokes (e.g., when an assassination is being deduced from a sandwich being thrown out), and Brygmann, who just keeps getting better and better, is a highlight. The plot is fairly original, but the script also overreaches, and Bro's made-up swearwords were super lame.
Rated 20 Apr 2023
85
89th
Depending on your expectations, you’ll be surprised by its poignancy or its humour - or both if you just saw Mads Mikkelsen with a shaved head and rifle over his shoulder and blacked out in a dream of sexy violence (me). It’s all here, treading a nuanced path of consequence, trauma, and relationship that’s full of laughs, pain, (fatphobia), and *hah* intelligent design. Carefully considered and powerfully performed.
Rated 12 May 2021
59
68th
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Rated 07 May 2021
80
85th
New favourite Christmas movie. Mads kills it in this. Solid cast.
Rated 23 Jan 2023
71
53rd
I actually went into this forgetting that it was a foreign language movie, which I don't often watch. The movie also ended up being quite different than what I was expecting. It took a concept which very easily could have been a simple revenge thriller, which I'm sure Mads Mikkelsen would have excelled at, and turned it into something a bit more interesting than that, and I really enjoyed it.
Rated 20 Nov 2022
56
65th
This slick mash up of genres hits highs and nonsensical lows.
Rated 18 Oct 2022
68
68th
But if everything is merely coincidences, isn’t the most natural reaction then to feel that nothing matters? Then where do we go with all our sorrow, all our fear and loneliness?
Rated 15 Mar 2023
65
59th
Mads Mikkelson looks menacingly at the screen. Pretty good for what it is, a revenge movie.
Rated 05 Oct 2022
92
98th
One of my favourite movies of the year. Outstanding dramatic and comedic tonal shifts. The chemistry between the actors is undeniable. An absolute treat to watch. I look forward to watching their previous work together. 9.2
Rated 23 Nov 2023
90
93rd
Wow...what a film!. Its quite thought provoking and poignant at times and its also got an element of dark comedy about it. I like how the daughters view their fathers somewhat extreme actions and the talk about justice, social justice aka activisim. The whole subject of statistics, whats inevitable and what isnt. There are some plot details that happen very suddenly and may provoke the ocassional jump scare (just mentioning it incase that puts some people off). Its v. quirky-I enjoyed it a lot.
Rated 04 May 2022
75
72nd
Nice European action movie, a little bit more smart that US ones
Rated 05 Dec 2023
7
73rd
Dark comedy merged with extreme violence and an eclectic mix of characters suffering from severe trauma-create a disarming but effective and entertaining whole.
Rated 09 Jul 2024
80
92nd
This is 4 movies in one; Action, Suspense, Drama and Comedy. And all 4 deliver.
Rated 31 Mar 2022
76
68th
Lmaokillsguy+theykilledthewrongguylol+allsavebutdaughtergothit+alllivedlolhappyxmasending+ilikedthenerds/stats/philosophystuff
Rated 23 Mar 2022
40
23rd
Not as fun as I had hoped it to be. Yet another example of the infantilisation of Hollywood and its influence on European cinema - a poor attempt at ticking all the formulaic box office check boxes and making a commercial success: quirky characters? Check. Formulaic humour we've seen a a thousand times? Check. Formulaic plot which we know where its going at every moment? Check. Unrealistic consequences and world? Check. But at least it has Mads so it's watchable. /G8, Sofia Film Fest 2022.
Rated 13 Mar 2022
46
21st
I'm not entirely sure what it wanted to be other than maybe a high concept of what an action movie would be like if the characters dealt with each other's trauma instead of a looming threat. I wasn't gripped enough for a second watch to make sure.
Rated 05 Mar 2022
80
80th
A pretty good action movie with some really effective drama in there. Mads Mikkelsen is fantastic yet again.
Rated 22 Apr 2022
85
52nd
It a strange mix of drama and quirky comedy, but it does work in a charming way
Rated 05 Feb 2022
77
46th
A cavalcade of all-too-flat caricatures and a lazy script are somehow sublimated under the sheer titanic weight of the acting performances.
Rated 05 Jan 2022
75
49th
I didn't always buy the characters' behavior, but I enjoyed the way that the story unfolded. The villains remain too much of a cipher, unfortunately.
Rated 13 Nov 2021
75
83rd
I think this is my favourite Anders Thomas Jensen film, mainly due to the more mature nature of the drama. The comedy is, as always, well-written and often quite provoking. The ending was the weakest part.
Rated 22 Sep 2021
50
33rd
It tries maybe too hard to distort what we expect from funny, deadpan revenge thrillers -- although landing exactly where we know it will land --, but the fact is that the first half works greatly and second falls short in big fashion.
Rated 14 Sep 2021
91
70th
1859: it was good and fun! like it!
Rated 05 Aug 2021
75
45th
Peaks during a mooning, an honour few if any movies can cling to. It is the culmination of the ambivalent tone Jensen rides throughout, a movie both "I'm going to hell for laughing at this" funny and heartfelt, a serious farce. This tone-juggling is a high wire act where one farcical misstep can make all the drama land all wrong. For me, the act did not work completely. The funny acts, especially those more provocative, were a hoot but the drama suffered. I was left entertained but unmoved.
Rated 25 Jul 2021
60
51st
I like the narrative frame better than the movie itself. Lots of good (and weak) elements.
Rated 07 Jul 2021
2
22nd
Offbeat, but deadpan humor is not my stuff. A few chuckles here and there doesn't constitute a film, especially when you don't connect with the emotional core of the film, which is all-important in a film like this.
Rated 20 Jun 2021
40
11th
I expected a thriller with a dynamic script and some twists. But what I saw was just an excuse to introduce annoying characters in ridiculous situations that should be funny. Everything in this movie was superficial and artificial.
Rated 11 May 2021
45
36th
Not great but has its moments. Feels like a rehash of Anders Thomas Jensens previous movies without the charm. The characters are stereotypes without any debt and most of the jokes stale as week old bread if you have seen ATJ previous movies.
Rated 09 Apr 2021
80
77th
psycho killer, qu'est-ce que c'est?

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