Scott Hardie: “It ruled.”
I almost didn't bother to see this, figuring that it could not improve upon the immediacy and authenticity of Thor Heyerdahl's own documentary. I was as wrong as Heyerdahl's doubters! With awe-inspiring shots of the ocean enhanced with CGI (think Life of Pi), the film turns an already amazing true story into a grand survival epic that's worthy of the national pride that Heyerdahl inspires in Norway. Even knowing already what happened, I was still terrified during the shark scene, a bracing action sequence that rivals Hollywood's best. This is an outstanding adventure film.