Based on original stories from immensely popular Swedish crime writer Henning Mankell, WALLANDER follows the titular chief inspector Kurt Wallander (Krister Henriksson) as he investigates crimes and solves mysteries in the deceptively dark underbelly of picturesque modern Sweden. THE REVENGE begins with Kurt Wallander having achieved his life's dream: buying a house by the sea. Suddenly, a heavy explosion ruptures the peace and quiet in Ystad when the town's single transformer station is blown up, and more explosive deeds follow. The military is called, and the little town starts to look like a war zone. Are the explosions acts of sabotage or terrorism? Everything is chaos, and Wallander fumbles in darkness as he tries to chase down the culprits.
- Charlotte Brandstrom
- Krister Henriksson, Lena Endre, Fredrik Gunnarsson, Mats Bergman
Suffers from its small-screen origins.Asher Klein, Chicago Reader, 05.24.2012
Here is one of the year's best and most provocative thrillers and maybe it says something that it's a 91-minute installment of a Swedish TV series.Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times, 05.23.2012
An old-fashioned, taut, well-crafted thriller-complete with several wonderful twists.Ernest Hardy, Village Voice, 05.29.2012
On the whole this is a routine mystery tale existing mainly to introduce new characters to the Wallander universe and allow for future installments.John DeFore, Hollywood Reporter, 05.29.2012