127 Hours

2010

127 Hours

Critics 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.

93%

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Reviews Counted: 229

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Average Rating: 4/5

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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 (229) | Top Critics (43)

  • 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…
  • That director Danny Boyle makes us feel the shock of relief as Ralston finally pulls away from his stony prison signals just how immersive a piece of first-person story-telling this is.

    Feb 9, 2011 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • Boyle's film takes us back to the campfire for a story that is painful and powerful, as well as true.

    Feb 8, 2011 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • At its centre is a magnificent performance from James Franco...

    Jan 10, 2011 | Full Review…

    Philip French

    Guardian
    Top Critic
  • 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…

    Dave Calhoun

    Time Out
    Top Critic
  • In taking a Movie of the Week plotline and giving it a technical supercharge, Boyle has restated his case among the front rank of filmmakers.

    Jan 6, 2011 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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

½

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

½

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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