Manly Movies

Mads Mikkelsen

The Salvation (2014)

The Salvation (2014)

The Salvation    27 Feb 2015

R 92 minReleased

IMDB: 6.7/10 328 votes

This movie flew silently and speedily under the radar this year. I missed it and wasn’t even aware it existed until someone pointed it out on our Facebook page. This is a Danish production, shot in South Africa. And as far as projects like that go with a $10,000,000 budget it is impressive. It’s a bit formulaic, but the formula is revenge, usually a premise that is too manly too fail. Mads Mikkelson plays the understated Danish ...

Arctic (2018)

Arctic (2018)

Arctic    31 Jan 2019

PG-13 98 minReleased

IMDB: 7.3/10 468 votes

Mads Mikkelsen (Hannibal, Doctor Strange) delivers a gritty and tough-minded performance in the well-executed survival adventure film, Arctic. You would think that a film involving a plane crash would show the plane crash, but in Arctic, the film begins sometime after. Our hero, grey-bearded and weather beaten Overgard (Mads Mikkelsen) is busy carving enormous SOS letters in the snow. He is an ingenious guy and has installed ice fishing poles on the frozen lake adjacent to his cargo plane ...