The Road (2009)
Critic Consensus: The Road's commitment to Cormac McCarthy's dark vision may prove too unyielding for some, but the film benefits from hauntingly powerful performances from Viggo Mortensen and Kodi McPhee.
"The Road" is a post-apocalyptic dramatic thriller about a father and his son walking alone through burned America. Nothing moves in the ravaged landscape save the ash on the wind. It is cold enough to crack stones, and when the snow falls it is gray. The sky is dark. Their destination is the coast, although they don't know what, if anything, awaits them there. They have nothing; just a pistol to defend themselves against the lawless bands that stalk the road, the clothes they are wearing, a cart of scavenged food -- and each other. … More
|Rating:||R (for some violence, disturbing images and language)|
|Genre:||Drama, Mystery & Suspense, Science Fiction & Fantasy|
|Directed By:||Javier Aguirresarobe, John Hillcoat|
|Written By:||Joe Penhall|
|In Theaters:||Nov 25, 2009 Wide|
|On DVD:||May 25, 2010|
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Critic Reviews for The Road
The Road is one of the year's strongest dramas. But it's no picnic, to say the least.
The Road is a highly emotional, involving, palm-sweatingly tense movie that will scar you for life if you let it. Exhausting to watch but oddly exhilirating to experience, it's a film you'll watch once but will never forget.
Audience Reviews for The Road
A beautifully shot film with a haunting soundtrack that adds to the depressing and often disturbing story of a father trying to keep his son alive in a post apocalyptic world. Mortensen is simply amazing as the father and the youngster Kodi Smit-Mcphee is great as the son.
It doesnt matter what happened, it just did and when that time comes, the story revolves around someone just trying to survive. And that is the beauty of this simple but complex story. Wonderful film.
Grim, straight ahead, no frills account about a just-the-facts dad and his young boy trying to survive after the apocalypse. Hope peers occasionally through the cracks but this highway makes no allusions about where its headed. Decent.
A bleak and un-nerving movie of a man and hes 10 year old son travelling thru a post apocalyptic america and a dieding world too.This is a un pleasant movie with not must hope for the two leads.Mortensen is so good here and carrys the weight of the movie but is help by hes young co-star and the two are so believeable.There are a couple of big name stars co starring as well but are given a very limted screen time.Charlize Theron is limted to flashback as mortonsen wife and boy's mother and you learn about her fate.Duvall as about 10 mins of screen time as a old man they come across who is trying to survive and guy pearce who end up at the end of the movie and has about 5 mins screen time.The main star of the movie here is not just the simple story but the world they have created.Has they wonder the countryside with no colour just dark and grey and the land barren with the town destoryed and city still burning.I do recommend this alot to hard core movie fans who like this type of movie,Please dont take the trailer for what it is because to me that could have been other movie but its not this one.There is no big action sence here.Hopefully this should get a nod at the oscars because it deserse it but will just have to wait and see.
The Road Quotes
|The Boy:||Are you carrying the fire?|
|The Veteran:||Am I what?|
|The Boy:||Carrying the fire.|
|The Veteran:||You're kind of weirded out, aren't you, kid?|
|The Boy:||Well, are you?|
|The Veteran:||Yeah. I'm carrying the fire.|
|The Boy:||Because we're the good guys.|
|The Boy:||And we're carrying the fire.|
|The Boy:||Are we still the good guys?|
|The Man:||Yes, we're still the good guys. Of course we are.|
|The Boy:||And we always will be? No matter what happens?|
|The Man:||Always will.|
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