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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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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 82%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The film is shot with handheld cameras in the standard mockumentary style, but the content is often hilarious, especially when the trolls show up."
‑ Michael Wilmington, Chicago Reader
"Those fog-draped fjords provide a distractingly pretty backdrop to this tale of mysterious, massive creatures who roam the forest by night, searching for Christians on whom to munch."
‑ Moira MacDonald, Seattle Times
"A leisurely, shambling, deadpan movie about a man who finds trolls and kills them. That's enough."
‑ Will Leitch, Deadspin
"TrollHunter is both creepy and funny, a clever combination for this sly monster movie."
‑ R. L. Shaffer, IGN DVD
"The trolls here all are the spitting image of Muppets with a hyperthyroid problem. In fact, imagine a Sweetums doll after three wash cycles."
‑ Brandon Judell, CultureCatch
"Given that the cast improvised all the scenes live on set, the dialogue has a surprising ring of truth, and is shot through with an unexpected, often unsettling, humour."
‑ Nigel Floyd, Time Out
"It can't seem to make up its mind about whether it wants to frighten us or make us laugh. It does a little bit of both, to be sure, but not nearly enough of either to make much of a lasting impression."
‑ Michael O'Sullivan, Washington Post
"Not nearly as much fun as it might have been, neither consistently funny nor remotely scary."
‑ Roger Moore, McClatchy-Tribune News Service
"... this one is well worth the troll hunt to find."
‑ Kevin A. Ranson,
"This found-film sci-fi trolls-on-the-loose story works well enough as a kind of tongue-in-cheek comedy spoofing films of this kind and the sheer idiocy behind these kinds of conspiracy theories."
‑ Robert Roten, Laramie Movie Scope
"It's so steeped in troll and paranoia lore, it risks boring you with the details at times. But it also makes you more inclined to believe it, and the frights are real enough."
‑ Peter Howell, Toronto Star
""Trollhunter" has a lot of down time as the crew treks to the fjords, but it's also got dryly subversive humor and, eventually, some impressive special effects."
‑ Joe Williams, St. Louis Post-Dispatch
"Trollhunter adopts the form of a found footage documentary, which translates as lots of banal conversations, abundant shots of the Scandinavian countryside, and competent but shaky handheld camerawork."
‑ Mark Pfeiffer, Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema
"What do you get when you combine Cloverfield with Nordic Trolls? This very funny monster mockumentary."
‑ Jovanka Vuckovic,
"It never seemed more than a student film."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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