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The Quake(Skjelvet)

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Norway · 2018
Rated PG-13 · 1h 46m
Director John Andreas Andersen
Starring Kristoffer Joner, Ane Dahl Torp, Jonas Hoff Oftebro, Edith Haagenrud-Sande
Genre Action, Thriller

When warning signs indicate a massive earthquake will strike the city of Oslo, a geologist must hurry to find his wife and son before the devastating disaster levels the entire city.

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This Quake delivers with skill. The build-up to the disaster nicely intensifies with a feeling of dread, and some of the subtlest early effects are the most powerful.


New York Magazine (Vulture) by Bilge Ebiri

John Andreas Andersen’s The Quake, a sequel to the excellent 2015 Norwegian disaster film The Wave, should be required viewing for all of today’s Hollywood franchise jockeys. It shows you how to make one of these things without sacrificing your characters’ souls (or your own, for that matter).


The Globe and Mail (Toronto) by Brad Wheeler

Director Andersen’s pacing is dynamic, allowing white-knuckled viewers to catch their breaths before he takes it away again. This isn’t a sequel, it’s an after-shock – and a doozy at that.


Variety by Dennis Harvey

There’s nothing terribly profound or innovative about what The Quake achieves. But like “The Wave” before it, it’s just intelligent and serious enough to give you your escapist cake — deluxe popcorn perils in all their big-screen glory — without making you eat the familiar guilt of empty-calorie overload.


Slant Magazine by Pat Brown

When the devastating quake finally strikes, it creates a truly suspenseful scenario of vertiginous falls and last-minute saves.


Movie Nation by Roger Moore

That The Quake can still grab, alarm and thrill is a testament to skilled storytelling, empathetic performances and effects that rewrite the book on how disasters play out on the big screen.


San Francisco Chronicle by Walter Addiego

Joner is a capable actor, but he’s required here to remain for such a long time in a one-note condition of mental fragility that our sympathy for the character starts to give way to exasperation.


The Playlist by Warren Cantrell

With well-staged action, good character work, and believable progressions from the previous installment, The Quake is the sequel that fans of “The Wave” deserve.

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