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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.

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Based on the Graphic Novel. See more »


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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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Color

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2.00 : 1
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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 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

Vivian: Speak.
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End credits scroll from top downward. See more »

Soundtracks

The Blood of the Warriors 2
Written by Roger Abaji
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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