Max Manus: Man of War
Max Manus: Man of War (2010)

The Norwegian historical crusader Max Manus -- who lived from 1914 to 1996 -- retains household name status among Scandinavians for his acts of daunting courage during the Second World War, but curiously, few non-historians outside of… More

Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: September 3, 2010
DVD Release Date: June 28, 2011
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Critic Score: 80% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: This good old-fashioned Norwegian WW2 film has impressive set pieces and never suffers for a lack of suspense.

Walter V. Addiego
San Francisco Chronicle

A polished and large-scale production with some rousing action sequences, the movie is certainly watchable, though no one's going to call this exciting filmmaking.

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Lou Lumenick
New York Post

The destruction in Max Manus is elaborately staged by co-directors Espen Sandberg and Joachim Roenning...

Joseph Jon Lanthier
Slant Magazine

The Euro-cultural tradition of canonizing Nazi resisters has met few candidates as challenging as Max Manus, a Norwegian saboteur and key member of the ragtag-guerilla Oslo Gang.

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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

The film celebrates Max's fierce patriotism, but doesn't blink at the toll his heroics took.

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Nick Schager
Time Out

Basically a slice of formulaic Hollywood-style mythmaking, writ large and woefully empty.

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Susan Granger

Enthalling and action-packed, it's understandably Norway's most successful film so far.

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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times

Has an old-fashioned sincerity that entertains without engaging.

Nick Pinkerton
Village Voice

An epic by Scandinavian standards, Manus's period re-creation is lavish-but the too-polished rental décor doesn't create a living past.

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Cole Smithey

Add to the impressive cannon of recent World War II resistance films, that include "Black Book," "Flame and Citron" and "Army of Crime," this engaging true story about a group of Norwegian freedom fighters--called the "Oslo Group"...

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Flixster Audience Score: 82% Flixster User Reviews
Brian De Guelle
Best war movie i've seen in ages!
Lorenzo von Matterhorn
<i>"My country was stolen from me, Sir... and I want it back."</i> The true story about one of the most brilliant saboteurs during World… More
Cynthia S.
Excellent movie about flawed, courageous people fighting oppression. Based on actual events in history. This film depicts the courage, and sacrifices, of those… More
Jesse Ortega
This movie is great. I'm not good at writing reviews in general, but I'm even worse with war movies. Or movies using the war as a backdrop. Anyway… More
Alex roy
Max Manus is a flawless portrait of one of Norway's greatest heroes in a time of need. Max Manus tells the story of Max Manus, a Norwegian Saboteur during… More
Barry Lappin
As a true story I think it dealt with the inner and outer conflict that took place within the Norwegian society really well. Great movie, well paced and… More

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