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Kon Tiki Reviews

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May 31, 2013
It's an absorbing and often lyrical piece of storytelling that doesn't overembellish the facts or rely on a pumped-up score or whiplash editing to heighten the dramatic action.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
May 30, 2013
"Kon-Tiki" has a grand, old-fashioned feel - a man-against-nature adventure that feels like it was made in - not just set in - the optimistic post-World War II era.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
May 26, 2013
An adventure film driven by curiosity
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
May 25, 2013
a credible account
Full Review | Original Score: B
May 22, 2013
Astonishing adventure - filmed simultaneously in Norwegian and in English.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
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
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
May 16, 2013
How much is fiction and how much is deliberate confusion?
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
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
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
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.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
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
May 14, 2013
Has similar sea-going survival thrills as Life of Pi, but somehow means more.
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
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.
May 3, 2013
Go on this journey.
Full Review | Original Score: A minus
May 3, 2013
Most everyone loves a ripping good sea yarn, so why doesn't Kon-Tiki rip?
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
May 2, 2013
Part history lesson, part classic adventure tale and often stunning to watch.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
May 2, 2013
"Kon-Tiki" is stalwart and uplifting and there are passing moments of wonder.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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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