Nicolas Winding Refn
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About the Movie
1000 AD, for years, One Eye, a mute warrior of supernatural strength, has been held prisoner by the Norse chieftain Barde. Aided by Are, a boy slave, One Eye slays his captor and together he and Are escape, beginning a journey into the heart of darkness. On their flight, One Eye and Are board a Viking vessel, but the ship is soon engulfed by an endless fog that clears only as the crew sights an unknown land. As the new world reveals its secrets and the Vikings confront their terrible and bloody fate, One Eye discovers his true self.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 56
- Fresh: 40
- Rotten: 16
- Average Rating: 6.5/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Rotten: 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.
Fresh: When it comes to crazy, violent, semidelirious, testosterone-laden, proto-Viking tales about a mute visionary one-eyed warrior who breaks skulls, Valhalla Rising is pretty great.
Fresh: You sometimes wish Refn's gift for Ridley Scott-level mayhem had won the battle over his much iffier Werner Herzog leanings.
Fresh: Lots of movies about the Middle Ages can do the mud and blood -- though we sure see a lot of both here -- but in this movie it's like Refn has ripped you out of time and dropped you there.
This movie could have been awesome, but ..... Smh..... It's one of those movies that tries to be deep, fails miserably and ends up not making any sense, don't buy, rent it, download it for free or even watch the trailer, just move on and find something else to watch
I hated this movie, I kept on waiting for something to happen, and then after an aganizing hour and a half the credits show up.
Boring mixed in with a touch of extemely boring
What a complete waste of film time and effert....
- Genre: Action & Adventure
- Released: 2009
- © 2009 Valhalla Rights ApS, One Eye Production, Blind Eye Productions, Scanbox