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J. O.'s rating of the film Le guerrier silencieux, Valhalla Rising

Both ahead of its time and years too late, this beautiful little film resonates with the stark, cold power of 1970s metaphysical science-fiction (think "Solaris" or "Stalker" set in 1000 AD). Stunning locations, great handheld camera work, and fantastic costumes collide to create brilliant atmosphere. Aside from a little weak CGI, the film is uncompromising and brutal. A study of the myth of self and soul.