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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?
Who knew that watching James Franco stuck to a rock for 90 minutes could not only be so interesting but so amazing?
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…
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…
Written and brilliantly directed by Danny Boyle, 127 Hours artfully illustrates a man's desire to live, driven by regrets and the drive to change. James Franco's performance is commanding, delicately layered without feeling desperate. He straddles an awkward line between manic desperation and an abiding enthusiasm, forming and molding Ralston as a character without giving enormous amounts of descriptive exposition. It's key to note how isolated this film is, and how everyday a guy Ralston is. It takes an artist with a distinctive visual style to maintain our interest, and Boyle excels. Ralston's life is told through flashbacks. There's no timeline, no biopic-esque storytelling. Just visuals, conveying ideas of solitude, compulsive independence, arrogance and a passive selfishness. He's not a…
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…
الفلم معظمه في مكان واحد إلا أنه يبعث فيك الادرينالين والحماس بشكل لايصدق والإخراج مبهر جداً ، أنصح فيه بكل ما أوتيت من قوة
Possibly my favorite movie of all time... I'm not sure if there's anything that impacts me more that currently exists.
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127 Hours (2010) gaat over een man die vast komt te zitten. Enorm goed gemaakte film, die boeiend blijft en je aandacht vasthoudt. Aanrader!
Bloke gets arm stuck under a rock for a bit. That's as exciting as it gets. Boyle does a great job trying to make this into a watchable film. But it is just a bloke with his arm stuck under a rock, thinking about life.
Probably James Francos best performance in a an inspirational and nerve tingling film. Its enjoyable every time.
Good role for James Franco. I liked him in it. I hope it never happens to me.
Very fascinating, but it sometimes gets protracted. Still great and James Franco is cool.
I'm glad I have my arm.
I'm not a fan of James Franco, but he did a good job here. I am also glad they didn't chicken out on the ending. Still, you are better off watching 2003's Touching The Void for this kind of story. I normally hate when stories like this cut away from the situation into the person's hallucinations or memories, but if you are going to do it, then create some sort of plot and character arc for them there that leaves us knowing the relative stranger who went into such a situation. This really didn't seem to do that. Maybe it's just an issue I had with it.
Regardless, once you're done watching Touching The Void, come back and watch this one. It's exactly why I make a gems list at the end of the year. They are films that aren't the best I saw, but I still want to shine a spotlight on them.
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