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Kon Tiki Reviews

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Marty Mapes
Movie Habit
May 26, 2013
An adventure film driven by curiosity
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews
May 25, 2013
a credible account
Full Review | Original Score: B
Susan Granger
SSG Syndicate
May 22, 2013
Astonishing adventure - filmed simultaneously in Norwegian and in English.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
May 17, 2013
Kon-Tiki is a widescreen man-against-nature epic, beautifully shot and boasting seamless, stunning visual effects.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Tom Long
Detroit News
May 17, 2013
"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.
Full Review | Original Score: A
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John Hartl
Seattle Times
May 16, 2013
How much is fiction and how much is deliberate confusion?
| Original Score: 3/4
James Croot
Flicks.co.nz
May 16, 2013
This is not simply a faithful recreation or hagiographic biopic, but rather widens the focus to include the toll Heyerdahl's obsession.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Rafer Guzman
Newsday
May 16, 2013
Upbeat and less exciting than you might wish, though it could be a good adventure film for older kids.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Jon Niccum
Kansas City Star
May 16, 2013
The film unfolds with earnest majesty, characterized by sweeping camera moves (shot by Geir Hartly Andreassen) and orchestra swells. But the sheer beauty also creates distance.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Connie Ogle
Miami Herald
May 15, 2013
A thrilling introduction to one of the more remarkable adventures of the post-World War II world.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Kelly Vance
East Bay Express
May 14, 2013
Has similar sea-going survival thrills as Life of Pi, but somehow means more.
Chris Knight
National Post
May 9, 2013
It all combines to create a great true-life adventure of a type no longer seen in the world.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Ben Sachs
Chicago Reader
May 3, 2013
The characters don't register as much more than genre archetypes, but that doesn't spoil the fun, since the filmmakers re-create the journey in such vivid detail.
James Verniere
Boston Herald
May 3, 2013
Go on this journey.
Full Review | Original Score: A minus
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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
May 3, 2013
Most everyone loves a ripping good sea yarn, so why doesn't Kon-Tiki rip?
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Linda Barnard
Toronto Star
May 2, 2013
Part history lesson, part classic adventure tale and often stunning to watch.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Ty Burr
Boston Globe
May 2, 2013
"Kon-Tiki" is stalwart and uplifting and there are passing moments of wonder.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Randy Cordova
Arizona Republic
May 2, 2013
Unfortunately, sharks and whales aren't the stars of the film, so the movie is a pretty humdrum affair when it focuses on humans, even when actors are playing characters based on real people.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Cary Darling
Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com
May 2, 2013
Kon-Tiki has the look and feel of a big, bracing adventure. It skirts many of the emotional issues in favor of high adventure with hungry sharks and monster storms.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
May 2, 2013
The film harks back to the era of "Swiss Family Robinson," when films were like well-made hospital beds, all four corners neatly tucked.
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