Valhalla Rising
Valhalla Rising (2010)

For years, the fearsome figure known only as One Eye (Mads Mikkelsen - PUSHER, FLAME & CITRON, CASINO ROYALE) has defeated everyone he's encountered, but he's treated more like an animal than a warrior. The only person he has any… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: November 30, 2010
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Critic Score: 71% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

It's a chilly, often slow, uncompromisingly harsh film, but Refn's images will sear your retinas.

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John Anderson
Wall Street Journal

It's a trip into a primordial world and primeval sensibilities, and if you're looking to shake off the mall-movie blahs, there are few better places to look.

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Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness

Mikkelsen verifies that, even without saying a word, he's an unnervingly unhinged presence.

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Ty Burr
Boston Globe

If only the pieces added up to an experience that sticks and that didn't finally succumb to a shrug of entropy.

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Scott Tobias
AV Club

Like a John Milius film reduced to its pure, masculine essence and shot through one of Alejandro Jodorowsky's lens filters.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Filled with brutality.

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Robert Abele
Los Angeles Times

You sometimes wish Refn's gift for Ridley Scott-level mayhem had won the battle over his much iffier Werner Herzog leanings.

Mike Hale
New York Times

Mr. Refn, who can pull off stylish brutality (in the Pusher films and Bronson), shows no knack for the kind of visionary, hallucinatory image making that would render Valhalla Rising memorable.

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Josh Larsen
LarsenOnFilm

A mad meditation on the primeval nature of man, faith and survival, this is Apocalypse Then, and then some.

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Flixster Audience Score: 49% Flixster User Reviews
Alex roy
Nicolas Winding Refn brings his style and vision to the action genre set during the Viking age, and he helms it with such conviction and effective, brilliant… More
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[img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/icons/icon13.gif[/img] "Valhalla Rising" is one of those increasingly slow films that has a… More
Anthony Lawrie
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Kase Vollebregt
Nicolas Winding Refn is a powerful director and 'Valhalla Rising' is further proof of that, but the film contains elements that may alienate its… More
Kristijonas Fussman
Coming from a talented filmmaker who seems to place his own personal gratification ahead of the audience's, Nicolas Winding Refn's "Valhalla… More
William Dunmyer
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