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.
Ingenius, orginal and dowright thrilling effort from Jalmari Helander that expands on his orginal shorts. Such a great concept rewarded by collaborators working at the top of their game. Acting and casting is aces, production values top notch and just about theperfect pacing and runtime so that it doesn't wear out its welcome. Please America do not remake this one. Should be interesting to see what he does next..
Interesante contrapartida de Trolljegjeren, una aproximacion analoga de manufactura noruega. Pero mientras aquella pelicula caia en las convenciones de un Blair Witch, Rare Exports se anima a allegarse al territorio de "La de rette...", y a pesar de algunos excesos y abuso de artificio, es una pelicula emocional, atmosferica y llena de refrescantes invenciones.
I liked this. The first half is quite good, character-driven stuff, and the mystery is beautifully drawn out. The last third mostly unravels the best virtues of the first half, and yet it's interesting, too, in its bizarre way. The violence is never overly graphic. Most unusual Christmas movie ever.
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.
Fine execution is what can keep a film with such a silly premise as Rare Export's from falling apart. It's refreshing that the film keeps itself together. The film takes its time to care about it's characters, an element which most horror films almost universally have forgotten to include nowadays. Great cinematography, direction, acting, cement it as one of the best horror offerings of this year.