Simply put it, Sisu answers the question: What If John Wick was a Swedish gold miner who was attacked by Nazis during WWII?
The movie sets the premise, but also does more. Starring Jorma Tommila as Aatami, the gold miner only really cares about two things: His dog and getting paid for his gold. That’s it. The film also enjoys being barbaric and brutal, it makes bloodshed looks beautiful. It is only 93 minutes long, but every 15 minutes takes us to a new chapter, and a new milestone in Aatmi’s journey to get his money and kill the nazis.
What caught my eye is the spectacular cinematography by Kjell Lagerroos and the bloody action scenes. We know by now that messing with a man who has lost his family and has a legendary nick name is a bad idea. Sisu offers a massacre with deftly captured shots and wonderfully skilled action pieces, delivering heaps of blood-drenched fun. If Violent Night’s Santa had a Finnish cousin, it would be Aatami Korpi.
This film is gritty, blatant, bloody action cinema. It is a reckoning for sins that can never be exonerated and must never be forgotten. A poetic vengeance delivered with lean, masterful precision.
Should You Watch It?
A gory grindhouse good time, Sisu should satisfy anybody who’s wondered what it might look like if John Wick went up against Nazis, with fewer lines than any action movie you’ve ever seen.
Where Can I Watch It?
You can stream Sisu Crave in Canada.