The first 1012 films are from The 1,000 Greatest Films list, and maintain the original order. The films that follow…
There is no force more powerful than the will to live.
127 Hours is the true story of mountain climber Aron Ralston's remarkable adventure to save himself after a fallen boulder crashes on his arm and traps him in an isolated canyon in Utah. Over the next five days Ralston examines his life and survives the elements to finally discover he has the courage and the wherewithal to extricate himself by any means necessary, scale a 65 foot wall and hike over eight miles before he is finally rescued. Throughout his journey, Ralston recalls friends, lovers, family, and the two hikers he met before his accident. Will they be the last two people he ever had the chance to meet?
Let me begin by stating a couple of personal opinions in that I considered 127 Hours to be the best film of the year when it was released in 2010 (I still do); and after re-watching it now for about the third time I am willing to go as far as to say it is the most inspirational film I have ever seen. When one thinks of a inspirational film, most of the time its sports movies. For some damn reason people get all flabbergasted to see some great athlete overcome some sort of adversity whether it be recovering from a gruesome injury, being an underdog or winning a championship. Other inspirational films could be political films for some select…
Who knew that watching James Franco stuck to a rock for 90 minutes could not only be so interesting but so amazing?
Danny Boyle is an hyperactive boy. He may give in to the mainstream audience's sensibilities, but he had the respectable talent of transforming a harrowing survival story - and therefore an authentic horror account - into an inspiring survival drama utilizing the always amazing work of A.R. Rahman, contrasting styles and throwing a thought-provoking reflection in the process regarding how much we value every single element in our lives, from family to anecdotes and our basic human needs for surviving. With Aronofsky editing, Terry Gilliam angles for shits and kicks, and an Abel-Gance-like splitting of the screen into three parts, we have a proper true story and an interesting character analysis for the purpose of dramatization thanks to its visual…
I like Danny Boyle. I feel his films always bring something to the table most directors just don't seem to bring. Here, he is in amazing form as he has taken it upon him to tell a story mainly set in one location of which we already know the outcome. And still, it is tense, exciting and moving.
The screenplay is a thing of beauty, filled to the brim with creativity and respect for its source. This film is perfectly paced, which allows you as a viewer to share that small crevice James Franco is stuck in, you're right there beside him and that makes for a very engaging experience. It would have been easy to have this film be…
The film chronicles the true story of Aron Ralston (James Franco), a recklessly arrogant mountain climber whose arm gets crushed under a boulder during a trip through Utah canyon country. With no one coming to save him, he must decide whether he will die or fight for survival.
The logline and description may not sound like much, but 127 Hours delivers one of the most riveting and incredibly emotional experiences I have had in a theatre in some time. I was unsure Boyle and his crew could top their Oscar-winning work in Slumdog Millionaire, but this film improves upon it in every way possible. Because of all the talk about "the scene", the majority of people will know how the…
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
This was a film of two halves for me and the split didn't come in the predictable place (pre and post getting stuck). I thought the first 40 minutes were really engrossing and brilliantly handled. I never warmed to the character of Aaron but I didn't have a problem with that, the film doesn't try and make him all warm and lovely, they portray him as a rather selfish adrenaline junky which is probably very close to the truth. What I really liked about the earlier scenes was the way the film made big moments out of little details, the way these tiny battles he had immediately after getting trapped took on greater significance and as if they were huge…
You're just waiting an hour for him to cut his arm off
Hard-to-watch, but excellent. Franco is exceptional in this.
127 Hours and Danny Boyle's visceral cinema cinetarium.blogspot.com/2010/11/127-hours-and-danny-boyles-visceral.html
I liked this more than I expected to... oh, and of course, there is that scene which was incredibly difficult to watch.
Enthralling and well-paced.
Stomach churning but awesome! I've seen this movie three times now and it's not necessarily a comfortable watch. The score is so cleverly written as to make you feel physically uncomfortable during 'those' scenes. James Franco pulls off an excellent performance in this almost one man show. And Danny Boyle's excellence and eccentricity in direction pulls the whole thing together perfectly.
I Love those movies that make you ask 'what would I do?!' and this certainly does that! This film definitely does justice to an amazing true life story.
Some inconsistencies right there, but I loooved the photography. Franco's performance was really good, he surprised me.
you can feel the pain.
Emocionante y angustiante la travesía de Aron Ralston. Así mismo lo es la forma en la que narra Danny Boyle esta increíble historia de supervivencia. Incluso cuando uno conoce los sucesos reales y sabe el final de la película, cada momento en ella es agobiante. 127 Hours es también un show unipersonal que James Franco aprovecha para lucirse en una espectacular actuación.
El final me emocionó en enormes proporciones y la canción de Sigur Rós ayudó a darme ese gran regocijo final al ver lo que tanto esperaba para Aron. No sé si fue porque la forma en la que Franco lo interpretó me causaba tanta simpatía como para querer verlo fuera de ese aprieto lo más pronto posible (incluso sabiendo el final) o porque el trabajo de cámara de Boyle me tuvo al borde de la silla casi todo el tiempo. Posiblemente sea una combinación de estos factores. Sea como sea, qué buen trabajo el realizado aquí.
Complete list. :-(
Combined the average ratings (Critic's & Users) from IMDb, Rotten Tomatoes, Metacritic and Letterboxd, and then weighted and tweaked the results…