The Road Reviews

Page 1 of 11
January 16, 2018
It wasn't fascinating at all. The movie looked like it cost $500 to make, excluding actors' salaries, which were worth another $500.
January 28, 2010
Anyone looking for either an adventure or an engrossing rumination on life after The End will find it tough to see beyond the film's starkly rendered gloom.
January 26, 2010
It calls on all of one's powers of emotional endurance but it rewards the brave. It is relentless but beautiful, harrowing but tender.
January 8, 2010
Hillcoat's movie is a resounding triumph. Stunning landscape photography sets the melancholy mood, and Nick Cave's wrenching score reinforces it. But it is the performances that ultimately hold the film together.
January 8, 2010
A Trojan-horse blockbuster that promises the wham bam of apocalypse while actually delivering the quiet pain of human intimacy, The Road might just be one of the most heartfelt end-of-the-world movies yet made.
January 8, 2010
It is an inexpressibly painful subject and Hillcoat has brought it to the screen with great intelligence.
November 4, 2018
Hillcoat and cinematographer Javier Aguirresarobe have successfully recreated the barren, grey, burnt out landscape... Mortensen is admirable as the man journeying with his son and it's bleak in a way that Hollywood rarely dares to be.
August 30, 2018
I cannot say how faithful this is but, having read other McCarthy books, would say the novel probably repaid your attention with its astonishing prose. This, though, puts you through the wringer, but doesn't repay you in any way.
May 23, 2018
It's fascinating to see the world become an empty vessel, but all The Road pours back into it are hollow truisms.
November 27, 2017
I'm not asking for the end of the world to be a thrill-ride, but maybe it could have been less of a meretricious trudge.
September 11, 2017
Even with the brief cameos by Robert Duvall and Guy Pearce, The Road doesn't meet expectations.
August 8, 2017
The Road is a murky harbinger of our future, but perhaps more urgently, a cautionary tale clearly reflecting our present.
September 24, 2014
A remarkable, haunting picture worth multiple viewings.
March 11, 2014
The Road is one of the year's strongest dramas. But it's no picnic, to say the least.
February 17, 2014
There's about as much action as My Dinner With Andre.
September 28, 2012
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.
June 16, 2011
Unpleasant post-apocalyptic drama.
October 21, 2010
Hillcoat does his best, and for the most part, he succeeds. The horrifically desolate landscape and the drab greys and cobalt blues of the scarred sky pervade every shot.
October 7, 2010
Una película agobiante, notablemente realizada y narrada. Tan dura y desoladora como el futuro posible que describe.
September 28, 2010
This is a tough road to follow
Page 1 of 11