Trollhunter (2011)

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… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: June 10, 2011
DVD Release Date: August 23, 2011
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Critic Score: 82% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Trollhunter is a mockumentary with an appropriate level of creeping dread, but one that also benefits from generous helpings of dry wit.

Michael Wilmington
Chicago Reader

The film is shot with handheld cameras in the standard mockumentary style, but the content is often hilarious, especially when the trolls show up.

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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

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.

Will Leitch

A leisurely, shambling, deadpan movie about a man who finds trolls and kills them. That's enough.

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Nigel Floyd
Time Out

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.

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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post

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.

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Roger Moore
Tribune News Service

Not nearly as much fun as it might have been, neither consistently funny nor remotely scary.

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Peter Howell
Toronto Star

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.

Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

"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.

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Mark Pfeiffer
Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema

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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 72% Flixster User Reviews
Ross Collins
A nice piece of sci-fi, taking Norwegian mythology and bringing it into the present day with reasonable scientific justifications, whilst the amateur… More
xGary Xx
A trio of students from a local college follow a suspected poacher but when they discover he works for a state sanctioned troll management agency, he allows… More
Spencer S.
This verite styled, fake documentary, is both obviously raucous with funny dialogue, characters, and playful images, and thrilling as it centers on a long… More
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[img][/img] Here's a film that's got a laughably insane premise and a budget narrower… More
Jens S.
This Norwegian found footage film teams up University filmers with a trapper who turns out to hunt trolls for the government, top secret, mind you. Their… More
Matthew Slaven
When trolls are in frame, it is a spectacle. This is partly due to this movie's poor execution in every other area lowering my expectations; mostly though… More