Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
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…
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…
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…
How can you not like this film?
It's a true story and one hella of an event where this guy could have died.
One in a million chances for this to happen to anyone and this guy was the one.
Thank goodness he had a few things to keep him going and one item for him to escape (no Spoiler intended) or I don't think we would have heard about his story, let alone seeing this film.
Everyone kept talking about The Rock but I didn't see Dwayne Johnson in this ;)
What really helps the entire film is Franco's performance and Danny B's fast pace directing.
The Blu Ray picture is absolutely stunning with glorious colour and it's just worth watching this for the views.
A great solid film which still deserves to be pushed high in the Top Tens.
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I'm a professional outdoorsperson, and there aren't many outdoor sport movies that I can watch without being really irritated by mistakes and misportrayals. This movie captured how it really is to go out on trip. Nothing was cheesy or inaccurate, so that didn't take away from the rest of it for me at all. And then there's just the fact that it's a fantastic movie. Really, really good. All my outdoorsy friends, watch this one!! It had me sitting there just bawling at the end, I mean really crying, which barely ever happens to me. Loved it.
It was more like an hour and a half.
Es hat mich etwas Überwindung gekostet den Film anzufangen, das Thema ist so beklemmend, aber die Überwindung hat sich gelohnt. Obwohl ich es geahnt hatte - und auch darauf vorbereitet worden bin - habe ich zunächst nicht erwartet nach dem Sehen so erleichtert und bereichert worden zu sein. Der Film ist auf seine ganz eigene Art wundervoll. Eine Ode an die Kostbarkeit des Lebens.
James Franco spielt überragend! Sehr gutes Regie, Kamera und Schnittteam. Sehr gutes Drehbuch in Anbetracht der schwierig umzusetzenden Story.
Ich war erschüttert, konnte kaum still sitzen und dann so erleichtert, beeindruckt und zu Tränen gerührt... extrem wenige Filme vermögen das.
Spoiler: he cuts his arm off.
For a film with not a lot of plot there's a lot going on. Danny Boyle uses all of his tricks and style to make this as dynamic as possible, especially in the hallucinatory scenes whilst he's trapped in the canyon. A fun, if incredibly cringey (!), watch.
This is one of the best movies i ever seen it is so good. First i have to talk about James Franco. His performance was amazing the whole movie lied on his back and oh boy he delivers one of the best performances of all time he did such a good job he made me care about his man i watched and while i was watching i felt like i'm with him there trapped in this canyon. The directing and writing was amazing Danny Boyle made us care about everything that happens with James Franco in this film the cinematography was amazing and the whole movie is directed and acted extraordinary. The score was so good and so meaningful and this whole movie shows the power of human spirit and despiration and survival. So i will give 127 Hours
James Franco tries to be an actor while we are forced to watch him drink his own urine.
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The ligament-cutting scene made me ill
What is literally a film about man trapped in a canyon for five days becomes so much more because of the psychological aspect of the story, his mindset and the memories he indulges in are far more interesting than the methods of his physical survival. Likewise, Danny Boyle’s fearless directorial style, varied visual cinematic techniques and demanding soundtrack make the picture narratively engaging throughout. But above all else, James Franco grounds the film with his naturalistic, frequently funny, often harrowing performance that is truly captivating.
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