A true "black comedy" if ever there was one.
- CJ Johnson, ABC Radio (Australia), August 15, 2012
It lays on lashings of crim-bickering and jauntily scored arterial spurting when all you can stomach is some crispbread.
- Catherine Shoard, Guardian [UK], August 09, 2012
One of the patchier entries in Scandinavian noir's recent purple patch.
- Robbie Collin, Daily Telegraph, August 09, 2012
Martens punctuates proceedings with moments of black humour and sudden, shocking violence, while the sheer frequency of twists, double-crosses and switchbacks keep the plot rattling along.
- Tom Huddleston, Time Out, August 07, 2012
There's a bit too much carnage and bloodshed but it's a cracking, crazy, well-paced Norwegian time killer.
- Jim Schembri, 3AW, August 05, 2012
Casually gruesome and corpse-littered, it's a shaggy dog story with an almost buried emotional core about friendship, betrayal, temporary alliance and craftiness.
- Kim Newman, Empire Magazine, August 05, 2012
It's a fun but very lean premise upon which to base a thriller that requires all-or-nothing buy-in from its audience.
- Simon Foster, sbs.com.au, August 03, 2012
The outrageous nature of the story is balanced by the matter of fact naturalistic performances and the smart directing, which makes the most of the genre's edgiest tools
- Andrew L. Urban, Urban Cinefile, July 29, 2012
The Scandinavians do black comedy well and if you're a lover of the genre, you're on a winning ticket with Joe Nesbo's Jackpot
- Louise Keller, Urban Cinefile, July 29, 2012
- Alissa Simon, Variety, April 20, 2012
As straightforward - and disposable - as an airport paperback.
- Michael Leader, Little White Lies, August 09, 2012
Guy Ritchie may have creatively moved on from his Tarantino-inspired debut, Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, but international crime cinema has not, as again evidenced by Jackpot.
- Nick Schager, Slant Magazine, April 27, 2012