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Based on 25 Reviews
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  • 75
    Peter Hartlaub San Francisco Chronicle

    André Øvredal's dry horror-comedy Trollhunter is successful on multiple levels, with a brisk pace, excellent location work and a strong lead performance by Norwegian comedian Otto Jespersen. show more

  • 75
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    Before Trollhunter is done with, the truth about these fairy-tale creatures - they gnaw on trees and truck tires, can be turned to stone by exposure to light, and have something against people who believe in Christ - is revealed. show more

  • 20
    Joe Neumaier New York Daily News

    This is what happens when the Norwegians try to make their own "Blair Witch Project": We get three-headed trolls that hate Vitamin D and references to "Deliverance." show more

  • 80
    The Hollywood Reporter

    The Troll Hunter injects inventiveness, folkloric idiosyncrasy and deadpan humor into the overexploited faux-documentary trend. A generous dollop of "Jurassic Park" inspiration doesn't hurt either. show more

  • 65
    Jeannette Catsoulis NPR

    A surpassingly silly monster movie with a side helping of satire, Trollhunter beckons mainly for its stunning Norwegian scenery and slyly effective government-bashing. show more

  • 75
    Michelle Orange Movieline

    The casting of Jespersen, with his sub-Wookie intonations and granite stare, is key: If this pillar of masculinity says there be trolls, I don't have to be bitten by one to believe it. show more

  • 75
    V.A. Musetto New York Post

    You'll want to catch this clever movie before Hollywood ruins everything with a dumb remake. show more

  • 63
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    A lot of Trollhunter - but not enough - is funny. I imagine the best way to see the movie would be the way it was presented at Sundance, at a "secret" midnight screening at which the capacity audience allegedly has no idea what it is about to see. show more

  • 63
    Ty Burr Boston Globe

    What Trollhunter isn't is particularly scary, but in its defense, it's not trying to be. show more

  • 63
    Joe Williams St. Louis Post-Dispatch

    Trollhunter has a lot of down time as the crew treks to the fjords, but it's also got dryly subversive humor and, eventually, some impressive special effects. show more

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