Review: “A Hijacking.”

Tobias Lindholm’s A Hijacking is a matter-of-fact procedural, and nothing more. It follows the hijacking of a ship from beginning to end, with special attention paid to the key players. There is no attempt to gloss the hijacking with theatrics, and the action oozes with plausibility. Early into the film, I found myself wondering, “Where else can they go with this?” It turns out it gets a lot deeper, both in terms of the psychological toll on the men and what a human life is worth. This is thriller is exhausting.

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