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The Road Reviews

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José Teodoro
Film Comment Magazine
September 24, 2014
A remarkable, haunting picture worth multiple viewings.
Brian D. Johnson
Maclean's Magazine
March 11, 2014
The Road is one of the year's strongest dramas. But it's no picnic, to say the least.
Steve Dollar
Stop Smiling
February 17, 2014
There's about as much action as My Dinner With Andre.
Ali Gray
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
June 16, 2011
Unpleasant post-apocalyptic drama.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Simon Miraudo
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Enrique Buchichio
Uruguay Total
October 7, 2010
Una película agobiante, notablemente realizada y narrada. Tan dura y desoladora como el futuro posible que describe.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Kamal 'The Diva' Larsuel
3BlackChicks Review
September 28, 2010
This is a tough road to follow
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Nick Rogers
September 17, 2010
Without watering down Cormac McCarthy's hangman prose, John Hillcoat's adaptation transcended sad, gray apocalypse tropes to become an unexpectedly uplifting parable about faith, kindness and family at world's end.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Josh Larsen
July 15, 2010
...only half as traumatic as the Cormac McCarthy novel on which it's based - which of course means that it will still leave you a wreck.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Jeffrey Chen
Window to the Movies
June 8, 2010
Has an interesting thesis about morality and humanity, but lacks complexity in its approach.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Brian Orndorf
June 2, 2010
"The images are searing, but there's little for Hillcoat to bat around besides endless agony. The Road is glacial and precise, but rarely offers the viewer something to chew on besides utter finality."
Full Review | Original Score: C
Prairie Miller
June 1, 2010
While identifying with characters in a bad situation is a movie must, drowning in their deep funk as much as they do, is a narrative no-no.
Rob Humanick
May 27, 2010
Shames most films with the audacity to consider themselves tearjerkers.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
May 26, 2010
Um filme difícil e angustiante. (...) Mas, talvez mais surpreendente, representa uma experiência profundamente tocante.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Annlee Ellingson
Moving Pictures Magazine
March 25, 2010
In a post-Apocalypse world in which you can't tell the difference between good guys and bad guys, it's better to trust no one, and Man will do anything to protect Boy.
Sean Burns
Philadelphia Weekly
March 19, 2010
It's just a slow wander through wreckage, waiting for bad stuff to get worse.
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
March 2, 2010
The dull gray monotony of existence never looked as uninviting as it does in this film.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Richard Knight
Windy City Times
February 8, 2010
When the world goes Boom! I want Viggo Mortensen to be my dad. Who better to keep your spirits up in the hideous post-apocalyptic after life as pictured here?
Mark Pfeiffer
Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema
January 31, 2010
The Road is a haunting portrait of what it means to be a parent.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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