Stockholm (2018)

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Based on the absurd but true 1973 bank heist and hostage crisis in Stockholm that was documented in the New Yorker as the origins of the ‘Stockholm Syndrome’. (IMDb)
Strikes a great balance between high-stakes hostage thrills and quirky character comedy, led by Hawke’s notable turn as the volatile and eccentric “(just call me) The Outlaw”, who clashes with straight-laced cops and forms an odd bond with his captors (see the excellent Dylan-backed montage of pear-eating in the vault). A barely-there epilogue makes you wish more time was spent on his background and motivations though, as well as on the event’s aftermath for Rapace’s enigmatic Bianca.
7/10 (Good)

 

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