Kon Tiki Reviews

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May 31, 2019
Kon-Tiki lives up to the expectation of this rare pedigree.
October 24, 2018
The film does excellent work captivating the audience with nothing but five men on open waters. It manages to express and capture enough variety to leave the audience wanting for nothing when they leave the theatre.
October 30, 2017
Amid all the fun, shark fights and unquestionable natural beauty, ultimately this is a film about self-belief and a yearning to get back to basics, so its message still rings true, and chimes with inspiration.
May 9, 2017
Thrilling adaptation of classic book has lots of peril.
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.
December 22, 2014
Directors Joachim Rnning 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.
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.
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.
December 19, 2014
The wacky, amateurish derring-do of the six-man crew, led by the lanky, floppy haired Pl Sverre Valheim Hagen as the ethnographer Heyerdahl, is astounding.
December 19, 2014
While this ambitious Norwegian historical adventure sometimes dips into melodrama, it's a riveting, fascinating true story about passion and tenacity.
December 19, 2014
Enjoyable but not as exciting as it should be.
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
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.
December 18, 2014
A big-spirited and inspiring boy's own adventure.
December 18, 2014
Not the most ambitious film on Thomas's resum, 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.
December 18, 2014
Kon-Tiki is a film that inspires awe and wonder with almost every wave...
December 15, 2014
Undeniably beautiful and exciting even if its directors do err a little on the safe side.
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]
June 21, 2013
Not only is it nicely paced, but it features gripping moments of intensity, as well as some impressive visual effects.
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