Local Reviews for ‘Tommy’


The reviews for Tarik Saleh’s film Tommy have been very mixed in Sweden upon release. The reviews summarise the film as: not reaching all the way, brushy, plot bogged down, cliched, Moa Gammel shines in his role, great Swedish thriller, stylish but incomprehensible. The overall score is 2.76 out of 6.

Ronnit Hasson from Expressen gives the film the only fourth grade:

“The dialogue is minimal and compact narrative. Glances and innuendos are what brings the action forward. What the criminals are and how they are interconnected is an enigmatic puzzle in itself, whose pieces are sparsely located.It allows Tommy to one of the most stylish films I have seen in a long time. And the actor list, one can only dream of.”

Tommy is about Estelle, who lives in Stockholm with her daughter Isabel and her famous criminal husband Tommy. A year ago, they fled after Tommy was part of one of the biggest robberies in Swedish criminal history. Now Estelle is back to get the loot, disappear, and start a new life. But the change is gone and the threat that Tommy is on his way home is ever present. 

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Emma Vestrheim

Emma Vestrheim is the editor-in-chief of Cinema Scandinavia. Originally from Australia, she is now based in Bergen, Norway, and attends major Nordic film festivals to conduct interviews and review new films.