Schneider vs. Bax
Directed by Alex van Warmerdam
Starring Tom Dewispelaere, Maria Kraakman, Alex van Warmerdam, Pierre Bokma and Annet Malherbe
On his birthday, a hitman reluctantly takes on the easy task of killing a writer, only to find the job a lot more difficult than expected.
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★★★★ review by Kurz on Letterboxd
Granola is for goats!
★★★½ review by serge coopman on Letterboxd
There were times that Dutch movies were made 'around the church tower' with no interest for international airs. Luckily those days are ending. This movie has lack of it. Great weird setting with absurd dialogue's . A must see !
★★★½ review by Lasse Marhaug on Letterboxd
Just waking up to the fact that Alex van Warmerdam is a name to watch out for. Schneider vs Bax doesn't hit the same way Borgman does, but is more of a Hitchcock'ian dark cat-and-mouse comedy about two hitmen trying to get to each other.
★★★★½ review by Spesh to Death on Letterboxd
Another solid black comedy from Van Warmerdam, Schneider vs. Bax is a Tarantinoesque assassin against assassin yarn that moves along at a tremendous clip as the plot becomes more and more layered and absurd. The swamp setting is a fine touch, and adds a nice extra layer of filth and grime to the whole proceeding, not that it needed any.
★★★½ review by KubrickFan on Letterboxd
Not one of Van Warmerdam's best (the plot is too straightforward for that, and his own acting falls too short for what the role requires) but other than that it's really good. It's tense without relying on obvious music cues, really funny (par for the course for Van Warmerdam) and has lovely cinematography. And Maria Kraakman, already a great actress, should do more comedy as she's really good at that too.
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