SISU (2023) Review



SISU certainly has its moments with a decent cast and there are some awesome kills especially during the finale; too much of the fighting is done in close up for my tastes but this is still a fun ride.

Plot: When an ex-soldier who discovers gold in the Lapland wilderness tries to take the loot into the city, Nazi soldiers led by a brutal SS officer battle him.

Review: This is one that came out of nowhere but once the trailer was released for SISU it piqued my interest quite a bit as it looked like it would be a lot of fun. Well, while I’d say SISU has its moments, it’s one that I’d say is just fine but nothing all that special.

The cast does a serviceable job with what they’re given in particular both Aksel Hennie and Jack Doolan.

The action that’s there is very hit or miss at times; there are some fun moments, particularly during the finale which has probably one of the best villain deaths that I’ve seen in a while but whenever there’s a fight scene it’s unfortunately shot in extreme closeup which makes it impossible to follow at times.

Overall, Sisu is well-acted and has some entertaining action at times when you can see it, but it’s one that’s best to wait for streaming.