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…
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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…
While I wasn't that invested through its entirety, I witnessed some momentous highlights and I felt fully immersed in it.
No Internet in Germany 26 :( I don't have internet in my apartment so I have been watching movies like crazy. Its actually amazing the variation of shots for something thats set in a ditch... super intense film. ace.
Exhausted. I've never suffered so much.. that arm scene..
What a flim and a story
The story of Aron Ralston who is an adventurer but unfortunately falls down a caver and a rock lands and traps his hand and now has to think of a way out and it too 5 days and 127 hours to get out by cuting off his arm which is pretty gory but it needed it . James Franco delivers a Oscar worthy performance as Aron who has to go threw not a physical journey but an emotional journey to stay sane and not give up and is in this place for 5 days which is crazy and Aron is a good guy but has kinda has learn some humility in his journey to survive and it's just inspirational not to give up even when it feels like you want to and when no one knows we're you are .
It was intese emotional and inspirational
Such a great flim and amazing true story
For a movie that's about a guy being stuck to a rock, not only does it keep your attention, but it also manages to give you an amazing experience thanks to Franco's performance and Boyle's directing.
A lovely representation of human survival, certainly better than the Martian.
Danny Boyle once again proving he can do anything! Franco shines!
Nasty but super good! I couldn't look away..and that isn't just bc James Franco was in it
I give James Franco a lot of credit for keeping my attention with his solo acting in this movie. The scene in which he finally has to cut his own arm. Its among the most painful scenes I seen in a movie.
A masterclass in pure filmmaking.
127 Hours shows what a capable team of storytellers can do with a simple story of survival. The fact that this film is engaging from start to finish is a testament to everyone involved.
James Franco gives one of the great "one man" performances of cinema as he works opposite a rock and delivers an inspired example of acting.
The arc of this film is a pitch-perfect representation of an internal journey, and the climax is the best emotional climax I have ever seen. The entirety of the movie comes down to Aron uttering three little words, but the film makes us understand the meaning behind what he is saying, and what it means that he's saying it. Add to that some key music selections and you have what is easily one of the 2010s decade's finest films.
Combined the average ratings (Critic's & Users) from IMDb, Rotten Tomatoes, Metacritic and Letterboxd, and then weighted and tweaked the results…
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