Stockholm – 2018. Comedy Movie. Review

Stockholm is a 2018 American film directed and written by Robert Budreau and starring Ethan Hawke and Noomi Rapace.

Stockholm  is a comedy about a bank robbery: funny and light cinema … very ironic and entertaining movie.


Based on the absurd but true 1973 bank heist and hostage crisis in Stockholm that was documented in the New Yorker as the origins of the ‘Stockholm Syndrome’.

Stockholm - 2018
Stockholm – 2018

The Cast

Ethan Hawke

Ethan Hawke
Ethan Hawke at arrivals for 30th Film Independent Spirit Awards 2015 – Arrivals 2, Santa Monica Beach, Santa Monica, CA February 21, 2015. Photo By: Elizabeth Goodenough/Everett Collection. Depostiphotos

Ethan Hawke is an American actor and writer known for the movies, Training Day (2001) and Sinister (2012), among others.

Ethan Green Hawke was born on November 6, 1970 in Austin, Texas; United States.

Ethan Hawke rose to fame in 1985 thanks to the movie Explorers and the film starring Robin Williams, Dead Poets Society. He has a role in Reality Bites, alongside Winona Ryder and he was nominated to an Academy Award as Best Supporting Actor for Training Day (Denzel Washington).

He was also nominated, but this time for Best Screenplay, for the movies Before Sunset and Before Midnight.

He was married with the actress Uma Thruman from 1998 to 2004). They both starred in Gattaca (1997).

We watched… Predestination (2014) and Stockholm, a funny 2018 movie.

Nowadays, you can watch him in the horror movie, The Black Phone (2021).


In 1973 a bank in civilized Sweden was hijacked by a guy raised in America. This originated love (you know, it’s everywhere) and now Robert Budreau gives us this somewhat surreal view of the fact.

It is funny and witty, especially when it comes to the social differences between Sweden and the United States, so civilized or so wild. The film shows us these differences at all times, mocking a bit of both ways of understanding society (a little rough, some too civilized others).

Ethan Hawke, who for once make a moviewith movements, gestures and others (it is appreciated) and Naomi Rapace, who makes us believe this bizarre story that (it happens) is based on a real event.

Stockholm - 2018
Stockholm – 2018

Just fun, no laughs, just entertaining. Few sets, unkown actors (except the main roles) and a script that is not original, but that is attractive for comedy lovers that only pretend to live a funny moment. An entertainment that will not go far, but will make us smile.

We give it two and a half stars as a comedy. Nothing from outer space but a good entertainment.


About Stockholm

Original title: Stockholm
Year: 2018
Running time: 92 min.
Country: United States
Director: Robert Budreau
Screenwriter: Robert Budreau
Music: Steve London
Cinematography: Brendan Steacy
Producer: Darius Films / Lumanity Productions / JoBro Film Finances & Productions / Blumhouse Productions / Productivity Media. Distributed by GEM Entertainment / Film & TV House / Smith Global Media / Eagle Films
Genre: Drama. Comedy

Cast: Ethan Hawke, Noomi Rapace, Mark Strong, Christopher Heyerdahl, Thorbjørn Harr, Gustaf Hammarsten, Mark Rendall, John Ralston, Ian Matthews, Bea Santos, Shanti Roney, Christopher Wagelin, Vladimir Jon Cubrt, Linzee Barclay, Anders Yates, David Christo


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Movie title: Stockholm

Date published: January 28, 2022

Director(s): Robert Budreau


Martin Cid
Martin Cid
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