From the director of 'Everest', Baltasar Kormakur, comes 'The Oath', a dark, shadowy and riveting Icelandic thriller in which a respected doctor, played by Kormakur himself, sets off on a mission to pull his daughter away from the world of drugs and petty crime, only to discover that danger can be found in unexpected places. With sweeping Icelandic vistas providing the backdrop to unnerving tension, this is an assured suspense drama bound to have you on the edge of your seat.
- The Oath review by Alphaville
Watchable Icelandic thriller-drama about a doctor who tries to rescue his daughter from drugs and the dealer she’s in love with. How far will he go against his Hippocratic not to harm anyone? Well, let’s just say there are some bloody moments. Unlike a rampaging Liam Neeson, our hero is an everyman doing his best in increasingly perilous situations, beset by baddies on one side and investigating detectives on the other. While it could do with more dramatic highs, the film is a class above miserable Scandi-noir and you’ll be rooting for a happy ending for writer/director/star Baltasar Kormakur.