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…
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…
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.
Danny Boyle's direction gets on my nerves at times, but otherwise it's a triumphant and entertaining film with an incredible lead performance from James Franco.
Moving inspirational. A one man show and a great performance from James Franco.
Only Danny Boyle could make such a vibrant film about a man stuck between a wall and a rock for the majority of the time. His cinematic piece about Aron Ralston's survival is truly stunning, with James Franco deservingly receiving an Oscar nomination for his performance.
127 Hours is spellbinding.
(On a side note, what a year 2010 was. Just take a look back at the Best Picture nominations for 2011's Oscars.)
Once upon on time there was a boy who liked Danny Boyle. This boy eventually grew into a man. This man now knows the truth about Mr. Boyle. The truth is that he has a secret cult of masturbaters called: The Danny Hyperboyles. The Hyperboyles can only ejaculate to Danny Boy's filmographies (excluding Sunshine of course). The man now does not like Danny Boyle. The man....... Is me.
If you're on the opposing side here, then the main gripe I have read is that there is not enough material to warrant a full film. I call BULLSHIT, when you have films like Gravity and Buried, then that is not a valid criticism. The reason those two excel is because they…
A beautifully constructed film but it's a film about a man falling down a crack and it tries to be so much more without real success. Of course, 127 Hours does throw up questions to the viewer; namely who far would you go to survive in similar circumstances? I do feel Danny Boyle is a vastly overrated director, not necessarily for his skills behind the camera, but more the quality of his films or the lack of. It's certainly one of his better films, lead by a very strong performance from James Franco which he has yet to better.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
A truly inspiring tale, although, I felt like the movie went too quick, which is sorta good, but I also felt like they were trying to cram everything in. Quite gruesome at times. The ending although, we all saw coming (from the media and such) which sorta was a spoiler. None the less, it was a very good movie to watch, I recommend it.
It's even more enjoyable a second time around.
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