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…
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.
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…
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
It's not easy to keep a 90-minute film about a man trapped under a boulder interesting up to the inevitable cutting loose-scene and despite succesfully using almost every tool at his disposal Boyle doesn't quite manage to succeed in doing so. Nonetheless, 127 Hours has many wonderful aspects to it, from James Franco's acting performance to Boyle's oddball visual style (and, as always, fantastic musical choices), which usually doesn't add much to the story being told, but doesn't take away from it either (except in a few small cases) and keeps the dull, grey, enclosed environment interesting to look at. The emotional scenes don't quite come over as emotional as they're intended and the arm-cutting scene at the end -…
It took me a while to come around to watching this, but man is it fantastically made. His struggle is so vivid you can almost feel it, especially the climax.
If you can't stand these kind of claustrophobic Castaway locked-cave movies, I won't try to tell you it is not like that. It is very much like that, and "we" are Wilson, witness to deathbed conversions through the digital video lens. It is only a little less corny in its ending and a little less Hollywood in its structure.
The "where the heck is the camera" tricks are just as mesmerizing. The amputation is as bloody as you have heard -- 1000 times more squirm-inducing than Tom Hanks performing dentistry with an ice skate.
What makes 127 Hours the superior film is that it tells its story in 93 minutes. That is some tight story-telling, controlled beats, great acting. Castaway:…
Me cuesta mucho criticar una película basada en una historia real tan intensa y dura como la de Aron Ralston, pero voy a decir qué me ha parecido la película como representación de esa historia, no a opinar sobre la historia en si.
Funciona mejor cuando es más agobiante.
Entiendo que sea necesario mostrar recuerdos o escenas pertenecientes a la imaginación de Ralston para empatizar con el personaje y conocer parte de su historia, pero me han causado el efecto contrario.
He empatizado más en escenas donde se ve el sufrimiento del personaje, sin música o con siniestras guitarras sonando de fondo, que cuando se rompe ese ambiente tenso y claustrofóbico para dar paso a imágenes más emotivas.
Ayuda bastante que James Franco haga una interpretación cojonuda.
127 Hours is a compelling thriller. James Franco is incredible and it's amazing how Danny Boyle can direct one person in almost 1 shooting location.
Long and uncomfortable
Probably my least favorites of Boyles work. Not sure why, the acting, cinematography, and score was all great, I guess I just didn't care for the story much.
Ziemlich harter Scheiß, aber echt geil gemacht! :D
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