Director: Robert Budreau
Year Released: 2018
Tepid recreation of the now-infamous 1973 Norrmalmstorg Robbery in which a lone gunman (Ethan Hawke) enters the Kreditbanken in Stockholm, Sweden and takes three hostages (including Noomi Rapace), demands the authorities bring him his old bank-robbing friend (Mark Strong) to act as a mediator and then insists he be given a Ford Mustang (and money) in order to escape. The event, which gave birth to the term "Stockholm Syndrome" - in which those captive empathize with and even defend their victimizers - is riveting from a psychological perspective, but the movie is little more than a superficial glance at it: as soon as Hawke-acting-wild ceases to be compelling, it becomes a routine back-and-forth between the smug police (especially Christopher Heyerdahl) and the criminals followed by a brief romance between Hawke and Rapace and Hawke's inevitable apprehension. By all means, read up on the case itself - Psych majors should be well-aware of it - but don't expect this to probe anyone's psyches too deeply.