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127 Hours (2010)



Critic Consensus: As gut-wrenching as it is inspirational, 127 Hours unites one of Danny Boyle's most beautifully exuberant directorial efforts with a terrific performance from James Franco.

Movie Info

"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 isolate 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 last two people he ever had the chance to meet? A visceral thrilling story that will take an audience on a never before experienced journey and prove what we can do when we choose life.more
Rating: R (for language and some disturbing violent content/bloody images)
Genre: Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Danny Boyle, Simon Beaufoy
In Theaters:
On DVD: Mar 1, 2011
Box Office: $18.3M
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Critic Reviews for 127 Hours

All Critics (218) | Top Critics (40)

It's an incredible performance by Franco, walking the line between what once was enthusiasm but now is manic desperation.

Full Review… | August 12, 2011
Arizona Republic
Top Critic

Mr. Boyle does succeed smashingly in holding your attention, peppering in healthy doses of flashbacks and fantasies between Mr. Ralston's monologues and his attempts to free himself.

Full Review… | October 7, 2015
Critic's Notebook

So busy and self-consciously virtuosic that the movie undercuts it's own premise.

Full Review… | May 3, 2015
Philadelphia Weekly

beautifully constructed film worthy of the praise it has received during its award season run

Full Review… | October 14, 2013
7M Pictures

Absolutely masterful in both its production and its performances, this drama is easily one of the year's best.

Full Review… | June 30, 2013
Big Hollywood

You can know how this misdaventure came out and still be moved by this mystical/moving and miraculous film.

Full Review… | January 27, 2013
Movie Nation

Audience Reviews for 127 Hours

Boyle seems to only care about his own direction, as he invests in a heavy-handed, tumultuous approach, using everything from pointless subjective cameras to split screens, but leaves the story without a clear purpose. What saves the film, though, is Franco's strong performance.

Carlos Magalhães

Super Reviewer

That Sigur Ros music cue towards the end never fails to make me tear up.

Liam Gadd
Liam Gadd

Super Reviewer


An exciting start with lovely cinematography only serves to make the bulk of the movie seem painfully dull as our protagonist becomes literally stuck between a rock and hard place. Unfortunately, it's not really worth the pain.

Ross Collins

Super Reviewer

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