Riders of Justice

critic Reviews

, 94% Certified Fresh Tomatometer Score
  • A darkly humorous revenge thriller with satisfying depth and a dash of savory quirk, Riders of Justice makes another compelling case for Mads Mikkelsen as an all-purpose leading man.
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    Leah GreenblattEntertainment Weekly
    A kind of popcorn movie that doesn't just let wit and storytelling serve as the garnish for big-bang action, but makes that its actual priority.
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    Leonard Maltinleonardmaltin.com
    Riders of Justiceis a risk-taking movie that may have you cheering one moment and recoiling the next. It shouldn't work, but somehow it does.
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    Jessica KiangRolling Stone
    Such wild zigzags in tone ought not to work at all. And yet they do, thanks to Jensen's calm, slightly wry command of the story, and a cast that have all understood the assignment, even when their respective assignments are all quite different.
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    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal
    A deliciously absurdist, fundamentally serious, even philosophical enterprise that uses a superheated revenge plot to address our common need for making sense out of life.
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    Matt Zoller SeitzRogerEbert.com
    Brutal, sad, funny, and disarmingly sweet-natured, Riders of Justice is not so much a revenge movie as a movie about revenge.
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    Michael RechtshaffenLos Angeles Times
    Two decades in, Jensen, Mikkelsen and their game, frequent collaborators are the defiantly irreverent gift that keeps on giving.
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    Jen JohansFilm Intuition
    [An] unorthodox holiday revenge dramedy.
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    Allyson JohnsonCambridge Day
    Mikkelsen has transformed for this black comedy from director Anders Thomas Jensen, a revenge story of a soldier who seeks out those responsible for the death of his wife...
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    Dennis Harvey48 Hills
    Thus after a mournfully serious first half hour or so, Riders of Justice begins turning into a black comedy with a surprisingly open heart, a difficult combination Jensen has pulled off before.
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    Cynthia VinneyFilm Racket
    A fascinating take on a revenge thriller that subverts the genre as a means to comment on it.
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