A Band Called Impaled Rektum

2018, Comedy/Music, 1h 32m

32 Reviews 250+ Ratings

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Turo is stuck in a small village and the best thing in his life is being the lead vocalist for the amateur metal band Impaled Rektum. He and his bandmates have practiced for 12 years without playing a single gig. The guys get a surprise visitor from Norway -- the promoter for a huge heavy metal music festival -- and decide it's now or never. They steal a van, a corpse, and even a new drummer to make their dreams a reality.

Cast & Crew

Max Ovaska
Pasi, Xytrax
Minka Kuustonen
Miia
Ville Tiihonen
Jouni Tulkku
Kai Lehtinen
Kujanpää
Martti Syrjä
Lotvosen isä
Juuso Laatio
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Jukka Vidgren
Screenwriter
Aleksi Puranen
Screenwriter
Pilvi Kuusrainen
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Harri Räty
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  • One of the funniest buddy films of the year.

    March 12, 2020 | Full Review…
  • A cult hit waiting in the wings. Come for the brutal music, stay for the charming DIY optimism.

    October 5, 2018 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…
  • Remains knowingly true to its quirky quartet and milieu even as the plotting runs off the rails a tad in the third act.

    October 4, 2018 | Full Review…
  • It's no Metalocalypse (pretty much the only metal comedy to completely break the rules), and there are no new classic anthems here, but if you want to bang your head to a very familiar beat, Heavy Trip is a solid cover version.

    October 4, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • While the film's attempts at slapstick can be painful-in a cringing way, not in a brutal way-Heavy Trip does succeed in creating perhaps the most charming ensemble of morbid dorks since What We Do In The Shadows.

    October 4, 2018 | Rating: B | Full Review…
  • Its story distances heavy metal from any whiff of toxic masculinity by setting Turo and company against homophobes and rakes.

    October 3, 2018 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
  • One of the funniest buddy films of the year.

    March 12, 2020 | Full Review…
  • A cult hit waiting in the wings. Come for the brutal music, stay for the charming DIY optimism.

    October 5, 2018 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…
  • Remains knowingly true to its quirky quartet and milieu even as the plotting runs off the rails a tad in the third act.

    October 4, 2018 | Full Review…
  • It's no Metalocalypse (pretty much the only metal comedy to completely break the rules), and there are no new classic anthems here, but if you want to bang your head to a very familiar beat, Heavy Trip is a solid cover version.

    October 4, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • A likeable and loud outsider comedy that has metal in its heart and its heart on its sleeve. Turn it up to 11.

    July 27, 2021 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • Jagged, scattered, unevenly paced and constructed, and occasionally uncertain in overall direction, "Heavy Trip" still delivers a damn fine time, peaking with moments of absurd metal glory, both for those who head bang and those who don't.

    June 30, 2020 | Rating: B | Full Review…

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