Stockholm

Based on an Absurd but True Story.


Stockholm
This film is based on the true story of a 1973 bank heist and hostage drana back in 1974. We follows the robber who dons a disguise to raid a central Stockholm, Finland bank. He then takes hostages in order to spring his pal from prison. One of the hostages includes a wife and mother of two. Negotiations with detectives hit a wall when the police refuse to let the robber leave in a getaway car with the hostages. As hours turn into days, he alternates between threatening the hostages and making them feel comfortable and secure. The hostages develop an uneasy relationship with their captor, which is particularly complex for the mother, who develops a strong bond with him as she witnesses his caring nature. This connection gave rise to the psychological phenomenon known as “Stockholm syndrome”.

93 minutes.
No persons under 13 (Language, Violence).
Comedy, Crime, Drama.

Showtimes

Hope they don’t realise it’s just a water pistol...
Hope they don’t realise it’s just a water pistol...

Credits

Cast
Ethan Hawke, Noomi Rapace, Mark Strong, Christopher Heyerdahl, Bea Santos, Mark Rendall, Ian Matthews, John Ralston
Director
Robert Budreau
ScreenplayRobert Budreau
MusicSteve London
CinematographyBrendan Steacy
EditingRichard Comeau
Made in2018
Produced byDarius Films, Lumanity Productions, JoBro Productions & Film Finance, Blumhouse Productions, Productivity Media

IMDB page | FPB Report | CommonSenseMedia Report
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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreDrama
LanguageThe film contains use of moderate impact, fairly frequent crude language that is used within the context of expression and frustration. Consumer advice is warranted.
NudityNone
SexNone
ViolenceThe film contains moderate impact, fairly frequent realistic violence which may disturb, distress or confuse cognitively immature children under the age of 13 years.
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
Comments
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USA MPAA rating

R: RestrictedRated R for language and brief violence
Runtime92
USA version is usually but not always the same as South African release. Versions released on streaming or DVD, Blu-ray or Video may also differ.


CommonSenseMedia Report (USA)

Suggested age limit
15 +
Positive messages
0
Positive role models
0
Violence
4
Sex
1
Language
4
Consumerism
1
Drinking, drugs, smoking
3

Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Tonight
Pat Padua quote iconStockholm syndrome at play.
10
Die Burger
Christiaan Boonzaier quote iconSó klap liefde spanning se dop.
10
Metacritic.com
17 critics
11
Rottentomatoes critics
57 critics
12
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconStockholm can’t quite do justice to its themes or the real-life events it dramatizes, but a light touch and well-chosen cast keep the end results consistently entertaining.
14
Movie Review Query Engine
MRQE critics quote icon
12
CommonSenseMedia
Tara McNamara quote iconViolent true-crime hostage dramedy makes bad guy likable.
10

What the People say

Metacritic.com users
28 users
18
Rottentomatoes users
69 users
15
Rottentomatoes popcornmeter
Popcornmeter
17
IMDB
2088 Netizens
13
The Movie DB
Community
12

Average .. 64%

13

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