Max Manus: Man of War Reviews

September 6, 2010
The Euro-cultural tradition of canonizing Nazi resisters has met few candidates as challenging as Max Manus, a Norwegian saboteur and key member of the ragtag-guerilla Oslo Gang.
September 2, 2010
Basically a slice of formulaic Hollywood-style mythmaking, writ large and woefully empty.
August 31, 2010
An epic by Scandinavian standards, Manus's period re-creation is lavish-but the too-polished rental décor doesn't create a living past.
April 2, 2010
The film exhibits another flaw common to film biographies: Directors Espen Sandberg and Joachim Roenning seem more interested in making a shrine to (as opposed to a biography of) their war hero.
April 2, 2010
The movie feels overly familiar even though the real-life story it tells is little known outside of Norway...
September 16, 2009
...remains oddly uninvolving throughout its distinctly overlong running time...
June 5, 2009
Though not without its moments, this latest tale of wartime derring-do rarely dares to enter uncharted territory.