Past the quirky humour and absurdist fantasy, there lies a very beautiful film living here - just like Santa laid beneath the Korvatunturi mountain. Wonderful cinematography, great on-screen talent and gorgeous locations made for a very enjoyable film. It was stark, yet funny, and bizarre, yet completely rooted in very relatable issues of family, holiday, and belonging. I wish I lived in Lapland.
Good point and creative script, a fresh concept of Christmas that is appreciated, but the unfolding of history is stained to give that touch of Hollywood and parts so improbable that make you miss the story
A dark film given its seasonal subject matter, this is a Christmas movie for those that don't like the often corny, overtly-sentimental sentiments crammed down our throats every year. However, it still has some of the uplifting and warm feelings that these holiday films offer. Moreover, Rare Exports is a clever and fun, if shallow and simplistic, film that has the soul of early Spielberg and Joe Dante going strong.
Felt like it flew by... beautifully shot and amazing acting by Onni Tommila as Pietari. Beautiful idea turned into an amazing story. Haven't seen a cinema audience all leave giggling and talking amongst themselves about the film for a long time. Great work
Starts off promising but devolves into a lame, forced attempt to will a cult film into existence. Santa mythology never comes together. Felt like a short film's worth of material stretched to a feature.
The best film about an evil Santa Claus I've come across. The naked bearded dirty men in the snow are the stuff of nightmares. The rest is 80's kids adventure flick on a smaller budget. Good Christmas movie, good with Troll Hunter if your in the mood for some Nordic fantasy.