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A Hijacking

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A Hijacking Blu-ray Review

blu-ray.com
14 October 2013
  • Conclusion: Lindholm's account of how a contemporary piracy situation was resolved is far less emotionally satisfying than Captain Phillips , and which is how it should be, because A Hijacking is also more realistic. As Lindholm notes in the extras, there are many people still being held hostage today. "I couldn't make a film about the truth of the hijackings in the Indian Ocean, because I don't believe that truth exists", Lindholm has said.
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A Hijacking Blu-ray Review

blu-ray.com
21 September 2013
  • Conclusion: Inspired by true events, Tobias Lindholm's A Hijacking should appeal to viewers who appreciate realistic thrillers. Arrow Films' technical presentation of this recent Danish film is very good. The Region-Free Blu-ray release also comes with a few short but very informative supplemental features. RECOMMENDED. Did you find this review helpful?
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A Hijacking

Slant Magazine
28 August 2013
  • Excerpt: A hostage-negotiation drama that wields its verité style for maximum tension, A Hijacking takes as its basis two real-life incidents in which Somali pirates seized control of Danish ships and held them and their crew for ransom. In this case, little context is necessary, as the basics suffice: A cargo ship headed for Mumbai is overtaken by Somali gunmen, who through a translator named Omar (Abdihakin Asgar) demand from the parent shipping company $15 million.
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A Hijacking

AV Club
20 June 2013
  • Excerpt: A Hijacking —the solo directing debut of Tobias Lindholm, one of the chief writers of the acclaimed Danish TV series Borgen —is a compact, meticulously researched drama about the business end of maritime piracy. Never depicting the titular attack, it instead focuses on the ransom negotiations between a Danish corporation and the Somalian pirates who’ve captured one of their cargo ships.
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A Hijacking

totalfilm.com
22 August 2013
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A Hijacking

Empire Online
30 July 2013
  • Conclusion: A slow burner; intense, utterly engrossing and believable.
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A Hijacking

totalfilm.com
26 April 2013