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.
This movie made me feel that I was the main character, I hated that feeling at times because I felt claustrophobic, but the fact that a movie can do that to a person is a good sign of a movie. The style of the movie is also good, at first is energetic but when he gets stuck is slow and thrilling. Apparently the thriller is so good that some people have fainted, so yeah that's a thing. Some scenes could have been extremely gory and unrealistic but it does just the right amount so you feel it's real. I thought it was a great flick, but hey, that's just my opinion, what's yours?
Emotionally dry, but as a survival film, Boyle's frenetic style is suddenly fresh because of the genre, which is typically handled with simple, meat and potatoes filmmaking (All Is Lost, anyone). The flashy moments and montages makes the sobering shots of Ralston cutting off his arm all the more harrowing. And the sound design. Eek.
Franco does a pretty great job here, he made me thirsty just looking at him.
Also, a nice Schindler's List-esque moment of the real Ralston and his wife and kid are much appreciated.
And again Danny Boyle style: making Distopic something that once was Utopia!!! Modern "The Beach" I guess! Great movie, indeed!
Franco turns in a surprisingly good performance in this depressing survival tale.
Gripping and intense! Great film and performance from James Franco.
I resisted seeing this movie for soooooo long, having known the story and just not really interested in seeing "that" on screen (you know what "that" is if you know the story). I tell people now to endure the few minutes where "that" happens, because this is a really good movie of desperation and coming to terms with your mortality, and how far you would go to survive.
Es ist lange her, dass ich diesen Film gesehen habe und heute wurde es dann Zeit für ein 4. Mal. Ich wusste schon damals im Kino wie es ausging und fand ihn trotzdem spannend, genauso war es auch jetzt. Ich finde keine einzige Sache an "127 Hours" schlecht. Die Musik passt extrem gut (habe mir den Soundtrack sogar gekauft), die Kameraarbeit ist ebenfalls sehr gelungen und die wenigen Schauspieler, die man sieht überzeugen. Die Synchronisation ist gelungen und hört sich sogar so ähnlich wie das Original an. Die FSK:12 Freigabe ist mehr als verwunderlich, aber hierzu werde ich aus Spoilergründen nichts sagen.
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My six hundred favorite films (1940-2014).