Trollhunter

2011

Trollhunter

Critics Consensus

Trollhunter is a mockumentary with an appropriate level of creeping dread, but one that also benefits from generous helpings of dry wit.

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Shot in a vérité style, Trollhunter is the story of a group of Norwegian film students that set out to capture real-life trolls on camera after learning their existence has been covered up for years by a government conspiracy. A thrilling and wildly entertaining film, Trollhunter delivers truly fantastic images of giant trolls wreaking havoc on the countryside, with darkly funny adherence to the original Norwegian folklore." -- (C) Official Site

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Critic Reviews for Trollhunter

All Critics (107) | Top Critics (30) | Fresh (87) | Rotten (20)

  • The film is shot with handheld cameras in the standard mockumentary style, but the content is often hilarious, especially when the trolls show up.

    December 13, 2011 | Full Review…
  • vredal's movie has wittier ideas up its sleeve than the average "mock-doc" shocker, a genre it transcends through sheer originality.

    September 9, 2011 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • Jespersen is a veteran comedian and he uses all his gravitas and dry wit to make us care about a lonely man on the verge of a crisis of faith.

    September 9, 2011 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • The film begins strongly, but once past the half-hour mark loses energy and direction.

    September 9, 2011 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • The scenes involving the trolls themselves are spectacular, but somehow not scary exactly: they look too absurd for that.

    September 8, 2011 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • It's a marvellous, sly film which, had it managed to be a little more frightening, would have been a masterpiece.

    September 8, 2011 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Trollhunter

  • Oct 19, 2015
    TROLLS! (not a spoiler) funny and at the same time mildly scary. found myself grimacing in an amused manner through most of it. always a fan of hall of the mountain king and didn't mind the metal during the end credits. ahh, the old adage, 3 heads are better than 1. I thought the nursery rhyme goes "i smell the blood of an englishman", not a christian. well, whatever. wont be going to the woods now without any concentrated troll.
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  • Oct 18, 2015
    Decent. I know that this is a pretty well-liked film, and even though it had its moments, I thought it was pretty mediocre really. And honestly, the acting here was pretty bad most of the time.
    Stephen S Super Reviewer
  • Mar 08, 2014
    A nice piece of sci-fi, taking Norwegian mythology and bringing it into the present day with reasonable scientific justifications, whilst the amateur documentary style film making adds realism without resorting to any Hollywood-style sudden scares. It presents itself as a serious documentary, but doesn't take itself seriously with lots of nice tongue-in-cheek moments played out with deadpan humour. Despite the amateur-style filming, the movie is really well produced and the trolls are spectacular.
    Ross C Super Reviewer
  • Oct 25, 2013
    Trollhunter fails to provide many thrills to go along with its intriguing premise, though a portion of its audience is bound to be entertained by the sheer ingenuity of the subject matter.
    Isaac H Super Reviewer

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