Black Crab was the first film directed by Adam Berg, who later went on to direct Zal Batmanglij’s Sound of My Voice (2011) and Spike Lee’s The Miracle Season (2018). It made $8 million against a $40 million budget, which means it didn’t do very well at the box office. Not many people saw it in theaters, but there are strong opinions on both sides of the aisle regarding its quality. Let’s take a look at what people are saying and tell you what we think! Review of Black Crab
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Adam Berg is a filmmaker from Sweden. He began his career as an assistant director for Lars von Trier. His most recent film, Virgin Mountain was nominated for several awards and was praised by critics. It currently has an 89% critic rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
The film was directed by Adam Berg who also wrote and directed other films. His directing style is diverse, so he may do an excellent job with Black Crab too. It should be a good movie. The director is known for action thrillers, so it could be a good fit for him to direct an action thriller film like Black Crab. If he does well I would like to see more from him as a director because it seems that people really liked his past films.
Noomi Rapace and Aliette Opheim star in a film written by Adam Berg and Pelle Rådström. The actors are well known for their roles in previous films, including Rapace’s performance as Lisbeth Salander in 2011’s The Girl with Dragon Tattooand Opheim’s role as Malin Fors on The Bridge television series.
Quality vs. Quantity
It’s not a great movie by any stretch, but there are a few scenes I like to watch over and over again for one reason or another. All in all though, it’s fairly predictable and somewhat average. It’s nothing you haven’t seen before in other films like it. This is disappointing given how good The Girl with The Dragon Tattoo was. Maybe they should have focused on quality instead of quantity? Let me know what you think!
Should you watch it?
Maybe. There is a lot of action in Black Crab, though it’s nothing we haven’t seen before. The film has a creative plot, but it’s too long and slow to be entertaining.