‘Polar’ film review: ‘Terrible is a generous word’

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Mads Mikkelsen and Vanessa Hudgens in “Polar.” Credit: Jasper Savage/Netflix.

Our critics review “Polar,” a Netflix original about a top assassin; “Serenity,” about a fishing boat captain whose ex-wife pleads to him for help; “The Kid Who Would Be King,” a modern fantasy about a young boy who finds the legendary sword of Excalibur.


Alonso Duralde - film critic for The Wrap and author of “Have Yourself a Movie Little Christmas” - @ADuralde, Dave White - film critic for The Wrap and co-host of the podcast Linoleum Knife - @dlelandwhite

Madeleine Brand

Sarah Sweeney, Michell Eloy, Amy Ta, Christian Bordal, Yael Even Or, Alexandra Sif Tryggvadottir, Caitlin Plummer