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10 Great 2012 Movies You Can Watch Right Now

Sound of Noise

“Listen to the city, contaminated by shitty music… It’s time to strike back.” That’s the premise of Ola Simonsson and Johannes Stjarne Nilssons’ endlessly clever movie, which first looks like yet another Scandinavian police procedural, then takes on the form of a heist movie, before finally revealing itself to be… a musical. It’s got a hearty, rowdy energy, sending up the clichés of crime movies (its band of “musical terrorists” burst into a bank and announce, “We don’t want to hurt anyone — we’re only here for the music!”) while cultivating a rather poignant central relationship that is left thankfully understated.