Kon Tiki Reviews

June 29, 2019
It's a well-made film, but ultimately a forgettable one.
April 3, 2019
In only ever managing to skim the surface, the spirit of their crusade is never really evoked. What's left is ultimately a handsome, and at times heart-stopping voyage that never lives up to its classic forebears.
October 4, 2017
Kon-Tiki sinks itself well before its journey is finished.
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]
December 15, 2014
The cinematography has a stirring beauty, and fish experts can fill their boots, but it's a pity that directors Joachim Rnning and Espen Sandberg chose to float such a crudely lashed-together boys' own adventure.
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.
May 3, 2013
Most everyone loves a ripping good sea yarn, so why doesn't Kon-Tiki rip?
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.
April 26, 2013
Handsomely produced but indifferently scripted account of one of the most legendary sea voyages.
April 25, 2013
the directors feel at once enamored and burdened by the impossibility of the narrative, and spend nearly two hours trying to convince the audience it all really happened
April 25, 2013
The men are handsome, the sea is pretty and if the sharks look as rubbery as last week's chicken, at least they add some drama - and buckets of sloshing blood and guts - to what otherwise proves a dull affair.
April 25, 2013
"Kon-Tiki" ends up being a little underwhelming, lacking the strength that such a story deserves. There are parts of it that work pretty well, but sadly, more often than not, it leaves you feeling adrift.
April 23, 2013
It lacks the fire and eccentricity that we want from our stories of adventurers driven by obsessions that could be seen as egotistical or just plain bonkers.
January 10, 2013
Kon-Tiki rarely resonates as strongly as the subject matter would suggest.
January 10, 2013
Thor Heyerdahl's legendary rafting expedition gets glossy treatment in this handsome but underwhelming action-adventure.