Kon Tiki (2013)
Critic Consensus: A well-crafted retelling of an epic true story, Kon Tiki is a throwback to old-school adventure filmmaking that's exciting and entertaining in spite of its by-the-book plotting.
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as Thor Heyerdahl
as Herman Watzinger
as Knut Haugland
as Bengt Danielsson
as Torstein Raaby
as Bengt Danielsson
as Erik Hesselberg
as Liv Heyerdahl
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Critic Reviews for Kon Tiki
Kon-Tiki is a widescreen man-against-nature epic, beautifully shot and boasting seamless, stunning visual effects.
"Kon-Tiki" is awesome in the true sense of the word: You sit in awe of the bravery, audacity, stupidity and natural power on display. Ah, to imagine and dream. And to go forth.
How much is fiction and how much is deliberate confusion?
Upbeat and less exciting than you might wish, though it could be a good adventure film for older kids.
A thrilling introduction to one of the more remarkable adventures of the post-World War II world.
Audience Reviews for Kon Tiki
While the actual science of this real life adventure remains questionable, the Viking/Nordic spirit behind it all sings like the call of the sirens (insert Wagner's RIde of the Valkeries theme here): "let's go sail the Pacific Ocean on a raft, cause I think some of our ancient ancestors did!" Once on the ocean however the enormity of the undertaking sinks home and the tension escalates accordingly. A fine cinematic how-do-you-do all in all.
Beautifully filmed adventure movie about Heyerdahl and his crew crossing the pacific on a raft after WW2. While the enterprise itself goes relatively smoothly there is a wonderfully terrifying shark attack in the middle of the film that's worth the movie already. Especially the camera work and direction are excellent, the script could have used some refining here or there. Heyerdahl is portrayed as oddly arrogant protagonist. Still, a nice film. No wonder the directors are now moving on to Pirates of the Caribbean. Great choice.
After the eponymous expedition of Thor Heyerdahl over the Pacific to prove the then theory that the first to populate Polynesia were from South America, Kon-Tiki (2012, Norway) is a grand historical production of mesmerizing thrilling beauty and dangers of the ocean. With perfect blue cinematography and stylized dramatization, Kon-Tiki satisfies the human curiosity for knowledge and adventure. Ambitious 10!
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