Max Manus: Man of War Reviews

April 7, 2011
A polished and large-scale production with some rousing action sequences, the movie is certainly watchable, though no one's going to call this exciting filmmaking.
September 24, 2010
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 3, 2010
Has an old-fashioned sincerity that entertains without engaging.
September 3, 2010
The destruction in Max Manus is elaborately staged by co-directors Espen Sandberg and Joachim Roenning...
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 17, 2009
Solid and convincing, if pedestrian, World War II story that has its moments.
September 14, 2009
A fascinating, well-acted glimpse into a little known theatre of the war.
June 5, 2009
It's lively, sturdily mounted, just ever so slightly jejune.
June 5, 2009
Though not without its moments, this latest tale of wartime derring-do rarely dares to enter uncharted territory.
June 5, 2009
So this overdue homage to Max Manus: Man of War is a powerful surprise.
June 5, 2009
An entertaining, old-school war thriller.
June 5, 2009
If there's nothing distinctly 'Norwegian' about the way that Max Manus is filmed, it's still an enjoyable and illuminating action adventure.
June 5, 2009
A tense drama of the deadly cat-and-mouse between the resistance and the Nazis.