Valley of Shadows (2017) - Rotten Tomatoes

Valley of Shadows (2017)




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Between the sea and the mountains in a small village in Norway, Aslak (6) lives with his mother Astrid. In a quest for answers, Aslak ventures into the menacing forest. Is what happens on his journey merely a boy's imagination or is it reality?

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Critic Reviews for Valley of Shadows

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (2)

While the imagery is influenced by a wide range of artists from Gustave Doré to Norwegian landscape painter Lars Hertervig, "Valley" is completely modern in design even as its concept remains timeless.

November 22, 2017 | Full Review…

There's real confidence in the filmmaking, creating a shadowy world that washes over you, in which a boy gets lost in his nightmares, perhaps learning that the monster all children fear is a force to be protected.

September 15, 2017 | Full Review…

The gothic horror tradition is alive and well in moody, brooding Norwegian effort Valley of Shadows, which proves as haunting and gorgeously gloomy as its title suggests.

July 16, 2018 | Full Review…

An intriguing if rarely completely successful piece of work...

October 4, 2017 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

The cinematography of Marius Matzow Gulbrandsen is so beautifully framed and textured that it's possible, during the most mesmerizing stretches, to believe that Valley of Shadows is a great debut.

September 28, 2017 | Full Review…

The title Valley of Shadows speaks to its diaphanous nature, a difficult to pin down, ephemeral tale that nonetheless speaks to a greater illumination that helps cast its form.

September 20, 2017 | Full Review…

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