Thale (2013)

Two crime-scene cleaners discover a mythical, tailed female creature in a concealed cellar. She never utters a word, unable to tell her story, but the pieces of the puzzle soon come together: she's been held captive for decades for… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: April 5, 2013
DVD Release Date: April 23, 2013
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Critic Score: 55% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
John Anderson

It's too wordy by half, saying what it should be showing -- which is ironic, given helmer Aleksander L. Nordaas' able hand, early on, with unspoken, unseen horrors.

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Jennie Kermode
Eye for Film

There's none of the usual horror over-emphasis here - it's just observational, matter of fact, and thereby much creepier.

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Brent Simon
Shared Darkness

Ultimately all wind-up -- a work that dances around a couple moods and genres without ever really wholeheartedly committing to one in particular.

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John DeFore
Hollywood Reporter

Odd hybrid doesn't make the most of its folkloric premise.

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Anton Bitel

the unexpected is precisely what is delivered by this low-budget, high-ambition rewriting of local ancient folklore in a modern idiom.

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Bill Gibron

When it tries to do something different and dangerous, Thale succeeds. When it goes for the heart, or the hero moment, it winds up being more miss than hit.

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Nick Schager
Village Voice

Soon the wealth of exposition is accompanied by the appearance of hoofed CG wilderness she-beasts devoid of any terrifying personality.

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Staci Layne Wilson

Hokey CGI; if the budget wasn't enough to make the effects good enough, they should have been left out entirely.

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Brian Orndorf

Solid work from writer/director Aleksander Nordaas, who shapes a beguiling monster movie without ever truly indulging the tropes that often accompany the chaos.

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Marcus Woolcott
Interesting idea that sadly runs out of steam too quickly.
JY Skacto
Alexsander Nordaas has got the mystery going in <i>Thale</i>.<p>The film itself only runs an hour and 15 minutes, and considering a bulk of… More
Jesse Ortega
This is a good monster movie without ever relying on any of the old, tired monster movie cliches. It's far more observational about how, and this IS is a… More