Jo Nesbo's Jackpot

Jo Nesbo's Jackpot

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Norwegian crime comedy from the mind of Jo Nesbø (author of Headhunters). Four ex-cons load their guns and sharpen their knives after collectively winning 1.7 million kroner, only to disagree on how to divide the cash. More

Oscar wakes up, terrified and bloodied with a shotgun in his hands, in what was once a respectable strip joint near Svinesund, Sweden. He is surrounded by eight bodies, and a police detective who has a gun aimed at his chest. By way of explaining himself, Oscar relates his story of four men who suddenly became 1,739,361 kroner richer after winning top prize in a soccer pool...

Says co-writer Jo Nesbø, "[Our film] has everything I haven't seen, but have desperately wanted to see on film, including one hell of a shootout in a porn shop south of the border".

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2011Rating: MA15+NorwayNorwegian with English subtitles
ActionComedyWorld Cinema

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Jo Nesbo's Jackpot | Reviews

Variety

Variety

A stylish and pacey action-comedy full of spot-on performances, inspired but gruesome gags, with crack comic timing and barbed dialogue.

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Total Film

Total Film

Although it can't help but feel a touch retro in comparison to Sweden's more sophisticated recent output, it gets by on good-humoured bad taste alone.

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The Telegraph

The Telegraph

One of the patchier entries in Scandinavian noir's recent purple patch.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

It lays on lashings of crim-bickering and jauntily scored arterial spurting when all you can stomach is some crispbread.

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Little White Lies

Little White Lies

As straightforward - and disposable - as an airport paperback.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Blood-spattered crime comedy benefits from whip-smart pacing and quirky Scandinavian attitude...

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

Casually gruesome and corpse-littered, it's a shaggy dog story with an almost buried emotional core about friendship, betrayal, temporary alliance and craftiness.

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Jo Nesbo's Jackpot | Release Details

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