... and a half. Suspenseful and nightmarish plot... Most ratings here seem to dislike the film for reasons that are non-cinematic: Wahlberg's persona, the fact that this is a remake etc. I didn't know anything about it, saw it and enjoyed it. Why expect logic in a B-movie like that?
Not as much heart or soul as the original Icelandic version - though, as far as remakes go this is watchable. Wahlberg and Ribisi are good in their roles, the rest of the cast are forgettable - especially Caleb Landry Jones, who is exceptionally cringe-worthy in every role. A talented director remaking his own work in Hollywood? Tiresome. Thankfully, there's a quick pace and grit galore, despite the plot holes.
Another foreign director sells his soul to Hollywood to make a generic crime thriller. The fact that it is a remake from a film he produced back home is of no consequence. Delivers on the action and often but sacrificing common sense and story continuity. Wahlberg good in this kind of role but rest of cast just going through the motions. Somebody has been watching way too many Michael Mann movies.