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: 85% 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
Newsday

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

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Stefan Pape
HeyUGuys

While requiring little effort to get immersed in this tale, such is the strength of this compelling story - if there is one thing to take away from proceedings, it's that it is worth catching this in its original, more authentic form.

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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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Alistair Harkness
Scotsman

Directors Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg certainly seize the opportunity to deliver a spirited high seas adventure, taking some creative liberties along the way, but remaining true to the spirit of the times and the participants.

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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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Mark Kermode
Observer [UK]

Considering we all know the outcome, the levels of tension remain impressive, while an atmosphere of melancholy tempers even the most triumphant moments.

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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