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: July 16, 2010
DVD 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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Nora Lee Mandel
Maven's Nest

Brutal, thoughtful, re-envisioning of Vikings. . .A bit ponderous and pompous, powerfully showcases Mikkelsen's non-verbal acting, striking imagery, evocative landscapes.

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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.

Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness

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

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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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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Filled with brutality.

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Flixster Audience Score: 49% Flixster User Reviews
Kevin M. Williams
In a world where violence is the only language people seem to understand Mads Mikkelsen plays a conversational virtuoso you don't want to talk to, sort of… More
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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
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
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William Dunmyer
How could it be? How could one man, Nicolas Refn, direct the best English-language film of 2011 so far ("Drive") and the worst English-language film… More