A teenager accused of murder is sent to an island reform school where the director (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo's Stellan Skarsgard) torments the boys--but it's only a matter of time before he plots a cruel revenge.
Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
Watchable if not entirely engrossing, this classically lensed tale about the misuse of power offers sweeping panoramas, stunning snowy landscapes, stock character types and a creakily generic narrative.Alissa Simon, Variety, 02.03.2012
[An] austere and occasionally stirring yarn.Robert Abele, Los Angeles Times, 02.02.2012
A brooding, evocative Norwegian juvie-hell drama set in 1915...Michael Atkinson, Village Voice, 11.15.2011
"King of Devil's Island" is surprisingly effective, and affecting, given the familiarity of its material.Walter V. Addiego, San Francisco Chronicle, 01.05.2012