Jeremy of The Daily Rotation wrote, "Found footage films have been taking America by storm as of late. It got popular with The Blair Witch Project, but then it was revised with Cloverfield, The Last Exorcism, Paranormal Activity, [REC], Diary of the Dead and so on. Pretty much every known genre or scenario has been played out in the found footage manner and I almost started to give up hope. What else could you possibly make into found footage that would be refreshing and not an excuse for dull acting and a shaky camera? Leave it to the Norwegians to answer that question with the latest found footage/mockumentary film called Troll Hunter. Something that sounded like an odd choice for a found footage film, but resulted in a very thrilling and fun ride, full of action and comedy."