A Hijacking Synopsis
After Somali pirates hijack a Danish cargo ship and take the crew hostage, authorities negotiate.
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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Here's an iffy proposition. If A Hijacking was in English, or if U.S. audiences weren't finicky about reading subtitles, or if life was...
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100

New York Post

By Farran Smith Nehme
A Hijacking is Lindholm’s second feature as director; he’s also worked with such austere Danes as Thomas Vinterberg of Dogme 95 fame. What...
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100

The Playlist

By Oliver Lyttelton
The film isn’t a white knuckle ride, and the pacing can be slow at times, but this is one of those cases where that’s sort of the point,...
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100

Time Out New York

By Joshua Rothkopf
Rarely leaning on the weepy families back home, this briskly paced triumph maintains a clear focus on human costs, with hope slipping away...
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88

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

By Joe Williams
Director Lindholm is a graduate of the Dogma school, and he is able to maintain tension with a documentary camera technique, virtually no...
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88

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
A Hijacking tells a simple story whose ripples ultimately turn into tidal waves.
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80

The Hollywood Reporter

[A Hijacking] illuminatingly and sensitively dramatizes an easily-overlooked global crime phenomenon.
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80

Film.com

By Jordan Hoffman
A Hijacking isn’t boring, but it is not an adventure film – it is a frustratingly realistic take on the unfortunate modern threat of...
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80

Variety

By Guy Lodge
Hostage thrillers are all-too-often shrill affairs, with clock-watching screenwriters wringing maximum melodrama from spiraling disorder....
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New York Magazine (Vulture)

By David Edelstein
It’s an unshowy, quietly intense drama with grace notes in every scene — and a hellish punch.
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A powerful piece of Film- You won't leave unscathed

By The_Separator
We learn that a high-speed boat has approached and boarded. The film is what happens while the pirates are onboard. The first thing the pirates do is demand food. The ship’s cook, played brilliantly...

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Spectacular Film

By Alex343
What an outstanding film...Go see it....

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Riveting

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By jwong94
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Plain and simply put, a boring movie!

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Good but depressing

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Rated R | For Language