Magnolia Pictures
Joe McGovern
March 02, 2016 AT 09:59 PM EST

The Wave (Bølgen)

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
R
runtime
124 minutes
Limited Release Date
03/04/16
director
Roar Uthaug
genre
Action, Drama, Thriller

We gave it a C

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

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