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.
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|Rating:||R (for some violence, disturbing images and language)|
|Genre:||Drama, Mystery & Suspense, Science Fiction & Fantasy|
|Directed By:||Javier Aguirresarobe, Javier Aguirresarobe, John Hillcoat|
|Written By:||Joe Penhall|
|In Theaters:||Nov 25, 2009 Wide|
|On DVD:||May 25, 2010|
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as Man on Mattress
as Well Fed Woman
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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.
Cormac McCarthy's adapted story is suffocatingly dense and devastating, a deeply haunting tale about a man struggling to keep his son alive in a hopeless post-apocalyptic world, and it relies mostly on two strong performances by Viggo Mortensen and Kodi Smit-McPhee.
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.
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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