• Released
  • April 26, 2013
  • (Limited)
  • PG-13 , 1 hr 58 min
  • Action/Adventure
  • 47 Fan Ratings
Synopsis: In 1947, Thor Heyerdahl and five companions cross the Pacific Ocean in a balsa-wood raft.

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80

Time Out New York

By Joshua Rothkopf
Directors Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg are unusually committed to maritime mechanics, and the excitement grows as steadily as the...
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80

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
This terrific film certainly contains the spark of discovery.
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75

The Playlist

By Jessica Kiang
There is little more to Kon-Tiki than a fun, handsomely-mounted, old-style adventure story. And as impressive a feat as that is to achieve,...
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75

New York Post

By Kyle Smith
In the most thrilling sequence of this consistently rousing old-school adventure, Heyerdahl grabs a passing shark with his bare hands,...
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75

NPR

By Ian Buckwalter
There's no denying its status as a rousing and thoroughly enjoyable Old Hollywood-style adventure.
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75

The A.V. Club

By Sam Adams
Kon-Tiki, Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg’s modern dramatization, while well-acted and smartly filmed, rarely musters any actual sense...
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Bill Zwecker
Kon-Tiki reminds us how important it is to expand our horizons by making discoveries, exploring new worlds and pushing ourselves to the...
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70

Los Angeles Times

By Kenneth Turan
Kon-Tiki features a protagonist who was determination itself, a filmmaking style that is square as opposed to cutting edge, and a story...
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60

Variety

This is filmmaking of great ambition and ability, though it’s not always conducive to solid storytelling.
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30

The New York Times

By Manohla Dargis
There’s no denying the real Heyerdahl’s bravery, but if this movie is to be believed, his voyage was largely bereft of tension and...
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Rated PG-13 | For A Disturbing Violent Sequence