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Kon Tiki Reviews

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June 5, 2017
A mix between drama and adventure that occasionally works, but that in general is far from expressing in depth the greatness of the real story that adapts. [Full review in Spanish]
May 9, 2017
Thrilling adaptation of classic book has lots of peril.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
December 24, 2014
While requiring little effort to get immersed in this tale, such is the strength of this compelling story - if there is one thing to take away from proceedings, it's that it is worth catching this in its original, more authentic form.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
December 22, 2014
Directors Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg certainly seize the opportunity to deliver a spirited high seas adventure, taking some creative liberties along the way, but remaining true to the spirit of the times and the participants.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
December 21, 2014
Considering we all know the outcome, the levels of tension remain impressive, while an atmosphere of melancholy tempers even the most triumphant moments.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
December 19, 2014
It is beautifully shot and has the same fierce intelligence about it that you find in its producer's other epic "quest" movies.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
December 19, 2014
The wacky, amateurish derring-do of the six-man crew, led by the lanky, floppy haired Pål Sverre Valheim Hagen as the ethnographer Heyerdahl, is astounding.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
December 19, 2014
While this ambitious Norwegian historical adventure sometimes dips into melodrama, it's a riveting, fascinating true story about passion and tenacity.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
December 19, 2014
Enjoyable but not as exciting as it should be.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
December 19, 2014
The inspiring story of Thor Heyerdahl's Kon-Tiki expedition makes for an exciting, if slightly old fashioned, maritime adventure movie.
December 18, 2014
It's intrinsically rousing stuff, although the journey is a little low on drama apart from the odd shark attack and a bit of bickering between Heyerdahl and his virtually indistinguishable crew of blond men with beards.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
December 18, 2014
A big-spirited and inspiring boy's own adventure.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
December 18, 2014
Not the most ambitious film on Thomas's resumé, but as sturdily assembled, in its old-fashioned way, as the authentic balsa-wood raft on which Heyerdahl and his five intrepid crew-mates made their trek.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
December 18, 2014
Kon-Tiki is a film that inspires awe and wonder with almost every wave...
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
December 15, 2014
Undeniably beautiful and exciting even if its directors do err a little on the safe side.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
December 15, 2014
The cinematography has a stirring beauty, and fish experts can fill their boots, but it's a pity that directors Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg chose to float such a crudely lashed-together boys' own adventure.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
December 11, 2014
It's played as such a straight-up-and-down, old-fashioned, formulaic adventure that it lacks any intimacy or feeling and almost can't be bothered with its own characters.
September 4, 2013
With a man-against-the-elements adventure like this one, the emphasis is, and should be, largely on spectacular depiction of the environment, and [the] directors...make use of the biggest budget yet afforded to a Norwegian film... [Blu-ray]
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 21, 2013
Not only is it nicely paced, but it features gripping moments of intensity, as well as some impressive visual effects.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
June 12, 2013
This unconventionally thrilling adaptation of the memoir by Norwegian explorer Thor Heyerdahl compensates with visual flair what it lacks in intimate details.
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