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Kon-Tiki was the name of a tiny balsa-wood raft, constructed by Norwegian explorer Thor Heyerdahl. It was Heyerdahl's contention that pre-Columbian Polynesian natives had regularly made trips across the ocean in similar rafts. To prove his theory, Heyerdahl set sail in the Kon-Tiki in 1947, successfully completing a 4300-mile journey from Peru to Tahiti. Filmed en route with 16-millimeter camera equipment, Kon Tiki was originally released in Sweden in tandem with the publication of Heyerdahl's book about the expedition. The English-language version, narrated by sportscaster Ben Grauer, was prepared by producer Sol Lesser and distributed by RKO Radio. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

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  • A sort of grown-up version of a boys' adventure tale...most travelers will be happy to disembark when the credits roll.

    May 2, 2013 | Rating: C | Full Review…
  • It lacks the fire and eccentricity that we want from our stories of adventurers driven by obsessions that could be seen as egotistical or just plain bonkers.

    Apr 21, 2013 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
  • Technically superb and made chronologically to capture the verity of men growing beards and scars and deep tans when spending over 100 days at sea

    Apr 6, 2013 | Full Review…
  • Much of the exposition is fascinating, although the execution is surprisingly rigid with the plot's natural crescendos failing to peak and our emotions never stretched

    Apr 6, 2013 | Full Review…

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