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127 Hours Reviews

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June 29, 2017
Though I knew how the film was going to end, it made no difference. It had me from the beginning. It never lags. James Franco as Ralston is brilliant.
October 7, 2015
Mr. Boyle does succeed smashingly in holding your attention, peppering in healthy doses of flashbacks and fantasies between Mr. Ralston's monologues and his attempts to free himself.
October 14, 2013
beautifully constructed film worthy of the praise it has received during its award season run
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
June 30, 2013
Absolutely masterful in both its production and its performances, this drama is easily one of the year's best.
Full Review | Original Score: 5.0/5
January 27, 2013
You can know how this misdaventure came out and still be moved by this mystical/moving and miraculous film.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
October 5, 2012
127 Hours is an inspiring dramatic thriller with creative direction by Danny Boyle and a commanding performance from James Franco.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
September 28, 2012
127 Hours asks a big question of its audience: could you do what Aron Ralston does when it came down to it?
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
September 22, 2012
It's chilling, claustrophobic, even nerve-racking, but it's also one of the most fascinating films of the year.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
April 15, 2012
Boyle solves the problem of shooting a film in a single location
March 3, 2012
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
November 5, 2011
... Essentially Franco in a one-man show, and his charm and enthusiasm instantly win us over.
Full Review | Original Score: A
September 9, 2011
For a movie about a man falling into a canyon crack, there's much to think about here, not the least of which is how far any one of us would go, under similar circumstances, to survive.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 15, 2011
Danny Boyle is hit-or-miss for me. Thankfully, this was a hit.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
August 12, 2011
It's an incredible performance by Franco, walking the line between what once was enthusiasm but now is manic desperation.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
June 15, 2011
You'll feel like you're clenching everything in your body as this movie builds towards its inevitable climax, but this is a masterful work...
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
May 5, 2011
A lot of movies about climbing ‒ Touching the Void, North Face ‒ are about men who get into trouble by pushing their luck. This one takes as its main theme the sin of hubris.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
April 16, 2011
This is an honest-to-goodness, feel-good triumphant scene -- albeit one that's disorienting and exhausting, somewhat as it must have been in real life.
April 4, 2011
It's haunting and moving and -- if you're squeamish -- only involves major arm-cut-offing for like 60 seconds of screen time.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
March 23, 2011
Driven by James Franco's charisma and Danny Boyle's bizarrely antiquated, but refreshingly sharp sense of style, 127 Hours is as exciting as a film about a guy stuck to a rock could possibly be.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
March 4, 2011
...immaculate in its technical aspects, not just in the way the camera hunts down interesting images but in its pitch perfect casting and ... sound design. This is the sort of movie you admire more for its virtuosity than [its]story
Full Review | Original Score: 86/100
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