• Released
  • July 16, 2010
  • (Limited)
  • NR , 1 hr 40 min
  • Action/Adventure
    Art House/Foreign
Valhalla Rising Synopsis
A mute warrior with supernatural strength escapes his captors and sails to an unknown land.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
When it comes to crazy, violent, semidelirious, testosterone-laden, proto-Viking tales about a mute visionary one-eyed warrior who breaks...
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Time Out New York

By Joshua Rothkopf
Director Nicolas Winding Refn, the prankster of last year's "Bronson," has never reduced his craft to such a sledgehammer of minimalism....
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By Andrew O'Hehir
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...
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Wall Street Journal

By John Anderson
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...
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By Kim Newman
Valhalla Rising gets into your mind and stays there. You can argue what, if anything, it's trying to say, but it is impressive cinema.
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The Hollywood Reporter

One is hard-pressed to imagine who the audience might be for this actually quite mesmerizing film. Its violence is way too intense for the...
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Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Fascinating for its gonzo formal daring and brooding attitude, "Valhalla'' is still a trial for audiences seeking characters, plot, and...
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Portland Oregonian

By Shawn Levy
There's almost nothing to grab onto. It's like a gorgeous graphic novel with a protagonist and story that vanish utterly from the mind as...
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New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
Visually striking but portentous and pretentious.
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New York Observer

By Rex Reed
Valhalla Rising is nothing more than an updated version of the kind of time-honored Hollywood Viking movie Kirk Douglas used to do in his...
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Not for the fragile.......

By TheMovieMinx
This movie is a bit dark and violent so if your looking for fluffy stuffed animals and cute puppies...this is NOT for you. However, if your looking for in your face, crazy, twisted, rip your throat...

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Rated NR