127 Hours Reviews

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Marc Fennell
Triple J
March 1, 2011
Danny Boyle makes you experience the ordeal in vivid, intimate details. You feel everything from the visceral agony to the utter triumph. It's brilliant movie-making
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Enrique Buchichio
Uruguay Total
February 23, 2011
Una atrapante e increíble historia real de supervivencia, narrada por el director Danny Boyle con irregular imaginación y dinamismo. Se sostiene sobre todo gracias a la excelente actuación de James Franco.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena
February 19, 2011
A estratégia visual tumultuada, embora torne a narrativa mais dinâmica, eventualmente acaba também diluindo sua força.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Linda Cook
KWQC-TV (Iowa)
February 12, 2011
You aren't always going to be comfortable when you watch '127 Hours.' But then you're not meant to be.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Matthew Pejkovic
Matt's Movie Reviews
February 12, 2011
True life story of a man stuck between a rock and a hard place tells of an appreciation of life while in the throes of death.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Shaun Munro
What Culture
February 10, 2011
127 Hours is ultimately about a man wrestling with his own hubristic mode of living, and paying a price for it, but living.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Margaret Pomeranz
At the Movies (Australia)
February 10, 2011
It's really solid filmmaking and daring.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
David Stratton
At the Movies (Australia)
February 10, 2011
As a follow-up to Slumdog Millionaire, 127 Hours shows Danny Boyle at the top of his form -- it's not a story many filmmakers would want to tackle, and few would handle it as well.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Matthew Toomey
ABC Radio Brisbane
February 10, 2011
Franco is amazingly good and deserves what is his first Academy Award nomination.
Full Review | Original Score: A
Jim Schembri
The Age (Australia)
February 9, 2011
That director Danny Boyle makes us feel the shock of relief as Ralston finally pulls away from his stony prison signals just how immersive a piece of first-person story-telling this is.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Simon Foster
sbs.com.au
February 9, 2011
The story of a man stuck under a rock somehow becomes a whirring, frantic flight of cinematic bluster - enjoyable, even exhilarating at times, but frustratingly at odds with how one imagines the actual experience must have been.
Thomas Caldwell
Cinema Autopsy
February 9, 2011
Not only does Boyle's command of film style make 127 Hours an engaging experience, but it is also impressively used throughout the film to build and develop Ralston as a character.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Jackie K. Cooper
jackiekcooper.com
February 8, 2011
This tale of male bravado is tedious and tiring and that amputation moment is stomach churning.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Paul Byrnes
Sydney Morning Herald
February 8, 2011
Boyle's film takes us back to the campfire for a story that is painful and powerful, as well as true.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Scott Henderson
The Vine
February 8, 2011
127 Hours represents a moment of Darwinism personified and Danny Boyle a filmmaker with his finger pressed firmly against the pulse of human potential.
Glenn Dunks
Trespass
February 8, 2011
Don't let the violence put you off like it has with audiences in America, 127 Hours is a mountain of a film that is worth climbing.
Cara Nash
FILMINK (Australia)
February 8, 2011
A thrilling and life-affirming journey driven by James Franco's gut-wrenching performance and Danny Boyle's exuberant direction.
Anders Wotzke
Moviedex
February 8, 2011
It doesn't matter how disarming Franco's single-handed performance is; there is simply not enough dramatic meat on the bones of Ralston's true story to distract us from where it is heading.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Simon Miraudo
Quickflix
February 7, 2011
The arc of this film is not of a man getting trapped and finally getting free. It's of a man who has been isolated from the world for far more than 127 hours, and finally calling out for 'help'.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Alice Tynan
Concrete Playground
February 7, 2011
127 Hours is immersive cinema in the most gut wrenching sense.
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