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Jackpot review

Jo Nesbø provides the story for another Nordic noir

Imagine Headhunters with a lot less going on upstairs and you have the measure of Magnus Martens’ knockabout Nordic noir, also based on a Jo Nesbø story.

Likeable Christmas tree manufacturer Kyrre Hellum wakes up in the aftermath of a strip-club shootout, but the last thing he can remember is winning the football pools with dodgy best pal Mads Ousdal.

Cue a violent caper of entertaining, but avoidable, Guy Ritchie-isms. 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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Matt Glasby is a freelance film and TV journalist. You can find his work on Total Film - in print and online - as well as at publications like the Radio Times, Channel 4, DVD REview, Flicks, GQ, Hotdog, Little White Lies, and SFX, among others. He is also the author of several novels, including The Book of Horror: The Anatomy of Fear in Film and Britpop Cinema: From Trainspotting To This Is England.