Mortal

 (11,179)6.01 h 44 min2020X-RayR
In this spellbinding thriller, a psychologist puts her life in danger when she finds herself drawn to a mysterious murder suspect who claims to possess godlike powers.
Directors
André Øvredal
Starring
Nat WolffIben AkerliePer Frisch
Genres
Science FictionFantasy
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
English
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Supporting actors
Priyanka BosePer Egil Aske
Producers
John Einar HagenBen PughRory AitkenBrian Kavanaugh-Jones
Studio
Lionsgate
Rating
R (Restricted)
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Sexual contentviolence
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4.1 out of 5 stars

11179 global ratings

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  2. 19% of reviews have 4 stars
  3. 14% of reviews have 3 stars
  4. 5% of reviews have 2 stars
  5. 6% of reviews have 1 stars
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shane dunnReviewed in the United States on November 6, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
I don't give a 5 star lightly !
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This movie was phenomenal. It broke away from all the Hollywood drivel. It does follow the predictable path of a hero learning who he is , like Luke Skywalker. Really great for the acting and the emotional connection to the stars even the sheriff. The ending has a large twist and I loved. If you study eastern meta physics and Hindu deities you will love the Norwegian stroll thru mysticism and religion in this movie. The ending made me love the movie even more. If you like slow moving build up with lots of building of expectation, like Hitchcock, buy this movie.
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logitestusReviewed in the United States on November 14, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
To mirror other comments: A good thinking slow burn Sci Fi movie
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From the trailer, I knew not to expect an action flick but I do like the twist on a classic. I do not want to spoil anything with this review, so I will not mention my favorite moments. I like how the relationship does get built between the male and female lead. It feels organic to me, not just the throwing together of 2 people but something that was built. I am a huge fan of movies like this. I saw mentioned in another comment, the movie Arrival (another slow burn but immensely enjoyable) but I want to mention another similar movie: Chronicle (2012). The slow build up to a powerful climax. Both movies demonstrate to me something that is lacking in most cinema: consequences for one's actions.

I would highly recommend checking this movie out.

Additional props for handling of the language differences since this seems to be a Norwegian production.
108 people found this helpful
JasonReviewed in the United States on November 24, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Great modern and dark twist on Norse mythology.
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What a great movie! I love the way this was approached. It's a bit of a darker and more realistic sort of "origin story". But it's not so clear where it's going, which is great. And it isn't in a rush to get to action. Instead, the supernatural parts seemed timely and appropriate and intriguing in the sense that the viewer isn't clear on what the character is capable of. I want to say so much but don't want to give it away. I'm really glad it was done in Norway and in Norwegian for much of it, for the sake of authenticity. It really does feel very authentic and organic for the genre, instead of being campy, cheesy, or cheap.

I hope there is a sequel! I want to learn more about the character. The story does such a great job of keeping us guessing at the true nature of the main character. And just when we think we've worked it out, we're surprised. And I really want to understand his visions and how Yggdrasil (the big tree) plays into everything. I have my guesses of course but I'm so excited to see how the character develops, what he becomes, and how the world and specifically the Norwegian community reacts to him. There are hints at the end that could really play out in a sequel.
88 people found this helpful
TerryReviewed in the United States on November 8, 2020
2.0 out of 5 stars
Disappointed please save your money.
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Disappointed please save your money. The movie has excellent special effects. Seems to have by the description an interesting story. This movie could have been a good Syfy but the story starts out keeping your attenion but halfway through the movie is stalls out. The ending is terrible the movie just stops no true ending. I truly suggest waiting to see. It won't be too long you been able to watch this for free you might like it more if you don't have to pay money for it.
64 people found this helpful
Amazon CustomerReviewed in the United States on November 12, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Amazing take on Norwegian lore
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Like some of the other reviewers I was just strolling looking for good films to watch. I had no idea after watching the trailer what it would be about. I thought it would be just some metahuman type film. But when i found out that it was Norwegian I got more excited as a major part of my ancestry is from Norway. It is slow building but I felt it had just enough going on to keep my interest. If you have watched another movie called, "Arrival," I strongly recommend this one. I think it was amazing story with well done CGI, and solid character development with an interesting take on Norwegian legends, lore and history (history to an extent).
69 people found this helpful
S DuvallReviewed in the United States on November 13, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
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4 stars? I don't think so, I am left wanting more from this movie. It wasn't what I was expecting, I just new it was Aliens or something LOL.... I rarely leave a rating or comment on an Amazon movie but 5 star for this one and a one star for not giving more I WANT MORE...........
59 people found this helpful
ClaudiaReviewed in the United States on November 8, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
good slow burn kinda movie
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Very interesting perspective, better to watch without knowing much. If you like slower suspenseful movies, with beautiful scenes/landscapes and not following typical american tropes, watch this :)
51 people found this helpful
Amazon CustomerReviewed in the United States on November 22, 2020
2.0 out of 5 stars
Disappointment
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I could have managed my expectations knowing that this was just an introduction to a longer story, never meant to stand on its own. I assume that is the case, so including "part one" in the title would have been a good idea. I wouldn't have been as disappointed. I detected no chemistry at all between the 2 leads. There were interesting moments in the storyline that never really went anywhere, just as there were some interesting characters and interactions that didn't develop. I couldn't sustain my interest and by the time there was twenty minutes left in the film I just wanted it to be over. Then things got a little bit interesting and it ended on a cliffhanger. The whole thing seems like a very poor cinematic rendition of a video game.
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