127 Hours (2010)

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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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R (for language and some disturbing violent content/bloody images)
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Drama
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Critic Reviews for 127 Hours

All Critics (217) | Top Critics (39)

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Full Review… | September 7, 2011
The New Republic
Top Critic

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

Full Review… | August 11, 2011
Arizona Republic
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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.

Full Review… | January 9, 2011
Time Out
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Boyle is such a gifted filmmaker that, in his hands, 127 Hours is genuinely -- and unsentimentally -- inspirational.

Full Review… | November 24, 2010
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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Boyle has always been an exceptionally stylish director, and, despite its limited setting, 127 Hours is a marvel of visual eye candy.

Full Review… | November 23, 2010
Miami Herald
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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.

Full Review… | November 19, 2010
Detroit News
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Audience Reviews for 127 Hours

½

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

Lucas Martins
Lucas Martins

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Boyle seems to only care 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

That Sigur Ros music cue towards the end never fails to make me tear up.

Liam Gadd
Liam Gadd

Super Reviewer

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