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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:

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

The owl is obviously a captive owl, as the noise it makes are 'baby' sounds which young owls make when begging for food. Mature owls that have grown up in the wild do not make this noise as they have learned to hunt for their prey and do not have a need to beg for food. See more »

Quotes

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

Soundtracks

Dancing the Night Away
Written by Gerhard Narholz (as Sammy Burdson) & John Fiddy
Courtesy of APM Music
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User Reviews

 
This film has nothing new to offer but has a lot for fans of the action genre. Loved it.
30 January 2019 | by Fella_shibbySee all my reviews

What we have here is the typical hitman who wants to retire at a peaceful place but unlike the usual stuff where our hitman's wife/girlfriend gets killed or where he is pulled into the ugly job cos of saving some small girl. The concept here is about retired hitmen becoming the target n after the initial opening scene of Knoxville getting wasted, we r introduced to Mikkelsen , who is offered a one last job few days before his retirement n it doesn't take time for him to finish the job n sense that it was him who was the target. Mikkelsen did a pretty good job. He did decent job with the action choreography n he is in good shape. Is he obsessed with the eye patch? (Remember Valhalla Rising). This film has lots of violent action scenes, machine gun scenes but nothing memorable cos we have seen it all before. Good amount of sex scenes with eye candy boobs. The hallway fight scene reminded me of Iku Uwais' films. Equalizer, John Wick, Raid Redemption, Man from Nowhere, etc. We have seen it all but it doesn't get stale if u can pull it off well n Polar succeeded in it. A pretty enjoyable action flick.


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