The Keeper of Lost Causes

THE KEEPER OF LOST CAUSES

2013, Crime/Mystery & thriller, 1h 37m

71%

TOMATOMETER28 Reviews

68%

AUDIENCE SCORE1,000+ Ratings

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Police inspector Carl Morck and his assistant investigate a cold case involving a missing woman.

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CRITIC REVIEWS FOR THE KEEPER OF LOST CAUSES

A darkly compelling, skillfully crafted cold case thriller.

[An] expertly plotted Nordic noir.

Although each of the first three films tells a full, discrete story, they work best cumulatively, as the ongoing adventures of one cranky, conscientious cop.

Noel MurrayAV Club

TOP CRITIC

A grim story involving a missing woman is competently told, but there is no disguising the utterly routine nature of the material.

The usual Nordic Noir garnishings of furrowed seriousness, chilly visuals and grim subject matter add a dash of flavour to this plodding crime procedural but still fail to enliven it.

This convoluted and unremarkable Scandi thriller at least boasts an endearingly taciturn lead in Nikolaj Lie Kaas.

…those with a blood lust for Scandinavian crime dramas that must be sated, will be entertained.

The Keeper of Lost Causes is genuinely gripping, even though the direction is fairly standard and the main plot elements are predictable.

For all its familiarity and brooding Scandinavian characters, The Keeper of Lost Causes is still a well-presented good yarn.

While I enjoyed the traditional greyness and the abused whippet blondes, this feels more like a thin episode of CSI: Copenhagen than anything that resembles a film.

[A] grim treat, mining suspense and urgency from intensely plotted dual timelines of brutal criminality. A must for fans of rumpled, cynical, bitter detectives.

The climax is ultimately predictable, but Nrgaard and writer Nikolaj Arcel do manage to ratchet up some tension in the final third.

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