Ulrik (Stellan Skarsgard) is a somewhat gentle man, as far as gangsters go. Reluctantly back on the streets following a stint in prison, Ulrik's boss greets him with open arms and a plan to settle an old score. With a demented sense of professional pride, Ulrik's boss sets in motion a plan to right the wrong done to his star employee. The problem is Ulrik would rather go about his own business, however mundane, than get involved with his ragtag colleagues again. This dark feel good comedy delivers laughs and gasps in equal measure.
Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
Patiently directed by Hans Petter Moland, Ulrik's journey back to life slowly draws you in.Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times, 01.14.2011
Like the Coen brothers at their least convincing, the mix of low-grade depression and amped quirkiness never shakes off the feel of self-conscious posturing.Sheri Linden, Los Angeles Times, 01.27.2011
Every stunted, turnip-faced character is dressed for maximum drabness, and the only time the sky isn't drily gray is when it's wet with rain or snow. But Skarsgard's utter finesse in the role provides a satisfying warmth.Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly, 01.20.2011
An oddball comedy with criminal undertones.Ray Bennett, Hollywood Reporter, 01.11.2011