Kon-Tiki

Kon-Tiki

Kon-Tiki

Based on the true oceanic adventure taken by Thor Heyerdahl, this Golden Globe and Oscar nominated Norwegian film follows the legendary explorer’s 1947 journey across the Pacific in a balsa wood raft. With the help of five men, Heyerdahl set out to prove that the 8,000 kilometre voyage could be made by South Americans wishing to settle on Polynesian islands during pre-Columbian times. From the directors of Bandidas and Max Manus: Man of War.

2012Rating: M, Violence118 minsNorway, UK, DenmarkEnglish and Norwegian with English subtitles
ActionAdventureBiographyDramaHistoricalWorld Cinema

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Flicks, Team

Flicks, Team

Despite a slightly fractured narrative, Norway’s most expensive cinematic undertaking ever is very much a film of two halves (even the soundtrack changes from piano schmaltz to naturalistic, near silence) with the first part involving Thor Heyerdahl (Hagen) attempting to get to his journey’s start line, and the second out on the open ocean.

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Variety

Variety

A visually impeccable, professionally crafted modern vessel that lacks any of the patched-together soul of its subject.

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Time Out

Time Out

The film's message is sometimes clouded by sentiment, but mainly, we're told to follow our heads and our sextants, a good thing to hear on occasion.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

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...

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

A ripping yarn torn from yesterday's headlines.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Handsome but underwhelming action-adventure.

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A.V. Club

A.V. Club

Although Heyerdahl's book about the expedition became an international bestseller, and the documentary he directed on the same subject won an Oscar, the anthropology field has remained stubbornly unmoved. But in Kon-Tiki, the dream is all that matters.

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