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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.
Ali Gray
TheShiznit.co.uk
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
Simon Miraudo
Quickflix
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
Suite101.com
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
LarsenOnFilm
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
Rob Humanick
Suite101.com
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.
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+
Giles Hardie
smh.com.au
January 30, 2010
Avoiding all the pit falls of the bleak genre, The Road is captivating and in the end inspiring, and though not a film for everyone, a great film for any who enjoy thoughtful, artful cinema.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Simon Weaving
Screenwize
January 27, 2010
A soulful and savagely beautiful meditation on the end of the world, Australian director John Hillcoat adapts Cormac McCarthy's tale of despair and faith with great delicacy and care.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Paul Byrnes
Sydney Morning Herald
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Michael Adams
Empire Magazine Australasia
January 26, 2010
It's the end of the world as we know it and you won't feel fine, even though The Road is fine filmmaking.
| Original Score: 4/5
Brian Duff
FILMINK (Australia)
January 26, 2010
It is at its best recasting the apocalypse as an inexorably personal experience, an element long lacking in this genre and one happily found here.
Gavin Bond
Sunday Times (Australia)
January 26, 2010
This expertly crafted "road movie" does provide, thanks to the director's brave commitment to realism, a poetic and intentionally devastating emotional viewing experience.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Ben McEachen
Sunday Mail (Australia)
January 26, 2010
A bleak, depressing odyssey you can firmly admire and marvel at, even as it rips your heart out.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
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