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Valhalla Rising

Overview


Genre :

Action, Adventure

Release Date :

July 16, 2010 (Limited)

Director :

Shane Stanley

Starring :

Mads Mikkelsen, Gary Lewis, Jamie Sives, Callum Mitchell, Andrew Flanagan, Douglas Russell

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Go! Watch this movie. You'll regret if not seeing it.    Readers  Be the 1st!

Review rate : B+

“..pretty great..”
by Lisa Schwarzbaum [Entertainment Weekly]
3 of 4

“..Muddy, bloody and oppressively grim..”
by Neil Smith [Total Film]
“..like its characters, spends most of its time going round in circles..”
by Derek Elley [Variety]
3 of 5

“..it's undeniably distinctive and packs a certain primitive punch..”
by Xan Brooks [Guardian]
3 of 4

“..It's a match made in heaven, and even in hell..”
by Lauren Wissot [Slant Magazine]
4 of 5

“..impressive cinema..”
by Kim Newman [Empire Magazine]
“..Frequently dull and stupidly obvious..”
by Vadim Rizov [Village Voice]
“..actually quite mesmerizing film..”
by Peter Brunette [Hollywood Reporter]
Review rate : B+
Reviewed by Brian Orndorf [BrianOrndorf.com]
4 of 5
Reviewed by Anton Bitel [Eye for Film]
3 of 5
Reviewed by Derek Malcolm [This is London]
Reviewed by Daniel Eagan [Film Journal International]

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