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Not Yet Rated| 1 hr. 58 min.

Plot Summary
A brilliant saboteur operates during World War II.

Cast: Aksel Hennie , Julia Bache-Wiig , Nicolai Cleve Broch , Ron Donachie , Ken Duken , Nils Düwell , Mats Eldøen , Eirik Evjen

Directors: Joachim Rønning , Espen Sandberg

Genres: War, Action, Historical drama, Biography

Max Manus (2008)

Release Date: December 19th, 2008|1 hr. 58 min.

critic reviews ( 3 )
fan reviews ( 1 )
  • The film is always engaging, from the boyish horseplay of the young innocents to the bravado shown in multiple encounters to the involvement of the revered king in exile to the final toll taken by the increasingly ruthless Nazis. show more

  • This rousing, fact-based Norwegian movie covers an unusual subject -- the resistance movement in that country during World War II, whose best-known depiction came in "Edge of Darkness," a 1943 Hollywood adventure movie starring Errol Flynn as a stalwart fisherman outwitting the Nazi occupiers. show more

  • Max Manus (the title role is played by Aksel Hennie) feels so familiar that audiences watching it are likely to experience a numbing sense of déjà vu. Nothing seems particularly fresh or involving. show more

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  • September 03, 2010 spivinsink
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    Great film making. NY TImes dishonored by reducing it to a "Boys Own' Adventure Story. Bot it is a finely crafted thriller about a bonafide hero of the Norwegian Resistance in WW II. It's only playing in one venue in NYC. Hopefully word of mouth will get it a bigger audience. Unforgettable.

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