A leisurely, shambling, deadpan movie about a man who finds trolls and kills them. That's enough.
| Original Score: B
| Original Score: 3/5
TrollHunter is both creepy and funny, a clever combination for this sly monster movie.
| Original Score: 7/10
... this one is well worth the troll hunt to find.
| Original Score: 4.0/4.0
What do you get when you combine Cloverfield with Nordic Trolls? This very funny monster mockumentary.
| Original Score: 8/10
The trolls here all are the spitting image of Muppets with a hyperthyroid problem. In fact, imagine a Sweetums doll after three wash cycles.
The film is shot with handheld cameras in the standard mockumentary style, but the content is often hilarious, especially when the trolls show up.
This found-film sci-fi trolls-on-the-loose story works well enough as a kind of tongue-in-cheek comedy spoofing films of this kind and the sheer idiocy behind these kinds of conspiracy theories.
TROLLHUNTER is an unexpected pleasure for viewers who can shudder at the horrific aspects while still appreciating the humor.
Delightfully silly and likely to etch the battle-cry of "troll!" into audiences' minds long after its end.
| Original Score: 4/5
There's fun to be had if you're willing to surrender to it.
Richly deserves an audience.
[A] funny, scary, highly individual horror flick...
Øvredal's Troll Hunter delivers an earnest fantasy adventure bathed in Nordic spirit and folklore that captures the heart, as well as the imagination.
One of the year's most blindingly brilliant films.
| Original Score: 5/5
Øvredal's movie has wittier ideas up its sleeve than the average "mock-doc" shocker, a genre it transcends through sheer originality.
Jespersen is a veteran comedian and he uses all his gravitas and dry wit to make us care about a lonely man on the verge of a crisis of faith.
There's tons of delicious suspense of the horror-flick variety... and plenty of Spielbergian shock-awe... but what makes it one of the most satisfying examples of found-footage flicks yet is its observational, journalistic ethos.
The scenes involving the trolls themselves are spectacular, but somehow not scary exactly: they look too absurd for that.
It's sluggish in places and too long but has a memorable hero in Hans and remains amusingly straight-faced.