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The Wave: EW review

The Wave (Bølgen)Norway’s highest-grossing movie last year, The Wave is a disaster flick about a rock slide-turned...The Wave (Bølgen)Action, Drama, ThrillerPT124MRNorway’s highest-grossing movie last year, The Wave is a disaster flick about a rock slide-turned...2016-03-02

(Magnolia Pictures)

C

The Wave (Bølgen)

Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller; Director: Roar Uthaug; Release Date Limited: 03/04/2016; Runtime (in minutes): 124; MPAA Rating: R

Norway’s highest-grossing movie last year, The Wave is a disaster flick about a rock slide-turned-tsunami that obliterates a resort village while bringing a family of four closer together. The visual effects are excellent, but director Roar Uthaug, who’s been tapped to reboot the Tomb Raider franchise, splashes in the clichés of big, dumb American action movies. Take away the subtitles and replace the Norwegian actors with Natasha Henstridge and Ian Ziering, and The Wave would be right at home on the Syfy channel. C