ATTACK ON FINLAND (2021) Action Thriller reviews

Attack on Finland is a 2021 Finnish action thriller about a group of terrorists who storm the presidential palace and take hostages.

Directed by Aku Louhimies from a screenplay written by Jari Olavi Rantala; based on a story by co-producers Antti J. Jokinen Mika Karttunen. Also produced by Evelin Penttilä and Sirkka Rautiainen.

The film stars Jasper Pääkkönen, Nanna Blondell, Sverrir Gudnason, Cathy Belton, Nika Savolainen, Pertti Sveholm, Juhan Ulfsak, ​​Zijad Gracic, Miodrag Stojanović and Dragomir Mrsic.


Finland’s Independence Day celebration on December 6 is interrupted by an attack on the presidential palace. A group of distinguished guests are taken hostage. Security service agent Max Tanner (Jasper Pääkkönen) is assigned as the hostage crisis negotiator and soon it becomes clear that the main target behind the terrorist attack is a plan to destabilize Europe’s security.

Tanner must make bold and even painful decisions to find out who is behind the attack. After all, it’s not just human lives to protect, but the future of Europe as a whole…


“Unfrozen Finnish Action Thriller Attack on Finland scrupulously follow all the instructions provided in the box. It is skillfully assembled, but the product built is indistinguishable from any other assembly from these same standardized directions. The Austin Chronicle

“The scope and spectacle of Attack’s action sequences goes far beyond the standard of typical VOD fare. It also has a lot to say about Russia and the EU, implying the value of eventual membership in NATO […] It’s entertaining and always relevant. Highly recommended…” JB spins

“The third act of Attack on Finland gives us yet another villain, answers a few questions, Max comes up with a particularly awful one-liner (you’ll know that, for sure), and leaves so many threads hanging that this plot’s existence feels like a prelude to a sequel. . That might explain why the plot is so inscrutable, but it ignores the undeserved – or completely accidental – cynicism of the film and its boring, blank heroes. 1.5 out of 4, Mark criticizes films

“While it didn’t quite deliver on the promise of its thrilling setup, there’s still plenty to enjoy here. Louhimies’ film doesn’t attempt to reinvent the wheel of action, so Attack on Finland simply settles for being a solid action thriller. Sometimes that’s all you need. This shelf

“For a director whose credits list is heavy with drama, Louhimies does a good job of building suspense and keeping Attack on Finland tight […] covers a lot of familiar material, but it does a good job of covering it. The European perspective and Finnish locations also make for a nice change of pace…” 3.5 out of 5, Voice from the balcony

Original title:
Omerta 6/12

Released in Estonia and Finland on November 19, 2021.
In the United States, Samuel Goldwyn Films will release Attack on Finland hitting theaters in select locations and on-demand (VOD) July 1, 2022


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