127 Hours Reviews

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August 30, 2018
This may be a great film, and an ingenious film, but only if you've the stomach for it.
May 15, 2018
Any film that relies on one actor to carry the movie demands a lot of its leading man but James Franco applies a youthful exuberance that makes him so watchable it's all viewers could do not to blink.
September 11, 2017
Franco... delivers a solid performance as the strapping climber who shows his vulnerability when he reflects back on his life--the mistakes he's made and the moments he may miss.
August 12, 2011
It's an incredible performance by Franco, walking the line between what once was enthusiasm but now is manic desperation.
February 10, 2011
As a follow-up to Slumdog Millionaire, 127 Hours shows Danny Boyle at the top of his form -- it's not a story many filmmakers would want to tackle, and few would handle it as well.
February 9, 2011
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.
February 8, 2011
Boyle's film takes us back to the campfire for a story that is painful and powerful, as well as true.
January 10, 2011
At its centre is a magnificent performance from James Franco...
January 10, 2011
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.
January 6, 2011
Danny Boyle can't help but return, over and over again, to material that's heavy on physical pain, mental paranoia and personal treachery.
January 6, 2011
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.
January 6, 2011
Franco acts his heart and soul out, as Ryan Reynolds did in Buried, a similar one-man agony opera in a confined space.
January 3, 2011
A surprisingly fun, effervescent against-the-odds drama that offers an upbeat moral without the usual punishing survival-story clichs. Not for the faint-hearted, mind.
November 24, 2010
Boyle is such a gifted filmmaker that, in his hands, 127 Hours is genuinely -- and unsentimentally -- inspirational.
November 24, 2010
Boyle has always been an exceptionally stylish director, and, despite its limited setting, 127 Hours is a marvel of visual eye candy.
November 19, 2010
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.
November 19, 2010
Fair warning, oh squeamish ones: 127 Hours does not shy away from (nor does it stint on) Ralston's ultimate method of obtaining egress from his predicament. Which is exactly as it should be.
November 18, 2010
[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.
November 12, 2010
Shiver-making moments aside, in a important way 127 Hours suffers from the filmmaker's lack of nerve, a reluctance to let the audience taste Ralston's dread and the expectation of a slow, absurd death.
November 12, 2010
In his impressive follow-up to Slumdog Millionaire, the Academy Award-winning director honors the lure of solitude while at the same time celebrating the beautiful necessity of other people.
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