Kon Tiki
Kon Tiki (2013)

Norwegian explorer Thor Heyerdahl crossed the Pacific ocean in a balsa wood raft in 1947, together with five men, to prove that South Americans already back in pre-Columbian times could have crossed the sea and settle on Polynesian islands.… More

Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: August 27, 2013
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Critic Score: 84% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: A well-crafted retelling of an epic true story, Kon Tiki is a throwback to old-school adventure filmmaking that's exciting and entertaining in spite of its by-the-book plotting.

Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer

Kon-Tiki is a widescreen man-against-nature epic, beautifully shot and boasting seamless, stunning visual effects.

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Rafer Guzman

Upbeat and less exciting than you might wish, though it could be a good adventure film for older kids.

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Geoffrey Macnab

It is beautifully shot and has the same fierce intelligence about it that you find in its producer's other epic "quest" movies.

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Tom Long
Detroit News

"Kon-Tiki" is awesome in the true sense of the word: You sit in awe of the bravery, audacity, stupidity and natural power on display. Ah, to imagine and dream. And to go forth.

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Connie Ogle
Miami Herald

A thrilling introduction to one of the more remarkable adventures of the post-World War II world.

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Kate Muir
Times [UK]

The wacky, amateurish derring-do of the six-man crew, led by the lanky, floppy haired Pål Sverre Valheim Hagen as the ethnographer Heyerdahl, is astounding.

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John Hartl
Seattle Times

How much is fiction and how much is deliberate confusion?

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Ben Sachs
Chicago Reader

The characters don't register as much more than genre archetypes, but that doesn't spoil the fun, since the filmmakers re-create the journey in such vivid detail.

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Rich Cline

While this ambitious Norwegian historical adventure sometimes dips into melodrama, it's a riveting, fascinating true story about passion and tenacity.

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Flixster Audience Score: 77% Flixster User Reviews
Jim Hunter
A Norwegian explorer floats from South America to the Polynesian Islands. There's no doubt that this is a harrowing journey and it could be a compelling… More
Aaron Neuwirth
Kon-Tiki is a film based on a true story, which was already depicted on film in the 1950, Academy Award-winning documentary of the same name, Kon-Tiki. This… More
Manu Gino
Real adventure has no limits. Excellent Film! This is the most expensive Norwegian film production ever, and the story is a Norwegian sacred explorers story,… More
Mark Hobin
Kon-Tiki is a pleasant but very conventional movie. The plot is mostly made of the 4,300 nautical mile-journey from Peru to Polynesia aboard a flimsy raft.… More
Thomas Johnston
Interesting part of history I had missed.
Mike S
What would the world be without strongly determined adventurers like Thor Heyerdahl? The Norwegian, whose theory of a kinship between the peoples of South… More