The Whistlers

The Whistlers

The Whistlers

Palme d'Or-nominated crime comedy set on an island in the Canaries following a policeman, naive to the local dialect, who attempts to free a corrupt businessman from prison.

2019Rating: R16, Violence & sex scenes97 minsRomania, France, GermanyRomanian, English and Spanish with English subtitles
ComedyCrimeWorld Cinema
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Variety

Variety

press

As a low-key romp with a twisty, globetrotting plot The Whistlers is an enjoyable affair with just enough of a slant to feel a little offbeat.

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The Telegraph

The Telegraph

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It’s the kind of filmmaking with rich confidence in its own professionalism, like a hired assassin purring with his own satisfaction after a devious, trace-free job.

4.0
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The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Porumboiu gives us a knotty, twisty, nifty plot that’s quite involved but hangs together well...

4.0
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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

The script may hum and buzz with twists and require concentration, but that's not exactly the same as being intellectually satisfying and rich...

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With knowing nods to French and Hollywood film noir, this Romanian crime story set in the Canary Islands follows a corrupt cop, tangled up with gangsters, falling head-over-handgun for a drug lord’s femme fatale. The title refers to the surreal whistled birdsong the gangsters use to communicate in a dangerous world in which nothing and nobody are what they...

3.0
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Variety

Variety

press

As a low-key romp with a twisty, globetrotting plot The Whistlers is an enjoyable affair with just enough of a slant to feel a little offbeat.

0
The Telegraph

The Telegraph

press

It’s the kind of filmmaking with rich confidence in its own professionalism, like a hired assassin purring with his own satisfaction after a devious, trace-free job.

4.0
0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Porumboiu gives us a knotty, twisty, nifty plot that’s quite involved but hangs together well...

4.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

The script may hum and buzz with twists and require concentration, but that's not exactly the same as being intellectually satisfying and rich...

0

With knowing nods to French and Hollywood film noir, this Romanian crime story set in the Canary Islands follows a corrupt cop, tangled up with gangsters, falling head-over-handgun for a drug lord’s femme fatale. The title refers to the surreal whistled birdsong the gangsters use to communicate in a dangerous world in which nothing and nobody are what...

3.0
0