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: April 26, 2013
DVD Release Date: August 27, 2013
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Critic Score: 83% 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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Jason Solomons
The Mail on Sunday (UK)

Amid all the fun, shark fights and unquestionable natural beauty, ultimately this is a film about self-belief and a yearning to get back to basics, so its message still rings true, and chimes with inspiration.

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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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Derek Smith
Tiny Mix Tapes

Kon-Tiki sinks itself well before its journey is finished.

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John Hartl
Seattle Times

How much is fiction and how much is deliberate confusion?

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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Mikel Zorrilla

A mix between drama and adventure that occasionally works, but that in general is far from expressing in depth the greatness of the real story that adapts. [Full review in Spanish]

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Flixster Audience Score: 77% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalhães
An engaging odyssey with a stunning cinematography that uses an appropriately large depth of field to explore the vastness of the high sea. Also, the characters… More
Jan Marc Macababayao
After the eponymous expedition of Thor Heyerdahl over the Pacific to prove the then theory that the first to populate Polynesia were from South America,… More
Kevin M. Williams
While the actual science of this real life adventure remains questionable, the Viking/Nordic spirit behind it all sings like the call of the sirens (insert… More
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
Jens S.
Beautifully filmed adventure movie about Heyerdahl and his crew crossing the pacific on a raft after WW2. While the enterprise itself goes relatively smoothly… 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