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Parents' Guide to

Riders of Justice

By Stefan Pape, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Superb Danish revenge comedy has strong language, violence.

Movie NR 2021 116 minutes
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Community Reviews

age 17+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 16+

Violent and introspective

A fascinating take on chance and probability, what we want to believe and how we deal with meting out justice and responsibility. A clever film with dark humor, action, and a lot of Mikkelsen (more please). This film is layered: math scientists meets blunt forces of violence for trauma and assumptions. A tight script that takes a couple of twists and turns that brings you deeper into the layers with its dark humor and violent outbursts. This film has all the adult protagonists bring their trauma with them and filters how our coping mechanisms reveal themselves under extreme stress as being linked directly to our traumas and how do we influence each others lives with these tsunamis of feelings, pains, and sadness.
age 18+

Terrible! Would give 0 stars.

Absolutely not for children of ANY ages. I am 43, a woman, married, have 2 children. At 43 I felt this movie was raunchy. I fast forward thru many spots. I thought it would be a version of Taken but fell very short. 3 times there was either men naked bent over in suggestive positions and homosexual offers. The entire movie was in another language so it is subtitled. The action is good when it happens but overall would never recommend. The language was lude abd unbelievably unnecessary. So sad the quality of movies is gone.

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much swearing

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2 ):
Kids say (1 ):

With its brilliant plot, this Danish comedy thriller balances genres in a seamless fashion, while starring a remarkable central performance by Mikkelsen. Riders of Justice is, at its core, a tale of revenge. It's violent and action-heavy, and yet it has such a distinctive comedic streak that it's impossible to not find yourself laughing. Its tone is true of the region it hails from, as this film is emblematic of Danish cinema, managing to be so quirky and unconventional, but without any sense of being unnatural.

Mikkelsen excels, but this is a film that thrives in the ensemble. Lie Kaas turns in a moving display, while Nicolas Bro and Lars Brygmann bring the comedy, in emphatic fashion. Fans of Scandi-cinema will be in for yet another treat, though this really is an experience designed for anybody to enjoy. In other words, this really is a movie not to be missed.

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