127 Hours


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.


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"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.

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Critic Reviews for 127 Hours

All Critics (227) | Top Critics (38)

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

Aug 12, 2011 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

At the end, we stagger like Ralston from the dark into the light. We might have both our arms left, but our nerves are just as terrorised.

Jan 10, 2011 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
Time Out
Top Critic

Boyle is such a gifted filmmaker that, in his hands, 127 Hours is genuinely -- and unsentimentally -- inspirational.

Nov 24, 2010 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

Boyle has always been an exceptionally stylish director, and, despite its limited setting, 127 Hours is a marvel of visual eye candy.

Nov 24, 2010 | Rating: 3/4

Directed and co-written by Danny Boyle in a style that travels from ecstatic to nerve-wracking and back, this is a film about perseverance, strength and the importance of always letting people know where you're going.

Nov 19, 2010 | Rating: A- | Full Review…
Detroit News
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[It] will blow you away -- for its audacity; for James Franco's performance; for the way that, by the end, it leaves you feeling connected to the strangers sitting next to you, and happier to be part of humankind.

Nov 18, 2010 | Rating: 4/4

Audience Reviews for 127 Hours

Boyle seems to care only 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
Carlos Magalhães

Super Reviewer


Danny Boyle e James Franco, mostram seus talentos neste indicado ao Oscar.

Lucas Martins
Lucas Martins

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
Ross Collins

Super Reviewer

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