All Is Lost Reviews

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September 1, 2020
Even without dialogue, Robert Redford's performance is quietly mesmerizing.
March 26, 2020
It is a rare sound film that has learned the extraordinary power of silents -- and it's really very special indeed.
August 7, 2019
We sense we're watching a veteran actor being pushed to the limit, which neatly coincides with the character's dilemma. Every line in Redford's weather-beaten face seems invested in the struggle.
June 7, 2019
Hollywood legend Redford holds our attention singlehandedly and though it is only him and the sea, the suspense never flags.
June 4, 2019
Redford delivers a tour de force performance to ensure this beautifully simple idea enthralls throughout.
April 10, 2019
This is a glorious piece of cinema that revels in the core values of silent film, a tale of man versus nature that speaks to the heart rather than the mind.
March 19, 2019
This is a brilliant film with an intense and engrossing plot and an actor who does justice to his extraordinarily demanding role.
March 7, 2019
All Is Lost's grandiose portrait of honour in struggle is a lucid and indomitable celebration of the endurance of the human spirit that makes for one hell of a ride.
November 24, 2018
Unlike similar films, Zemeckis' Cast Away and Cuarón's Gravity, which wrapped up in their contingencies familiarly sentimental undertones, Chandor keeps it pared down and real
November 11, 2018
All Is Lost can be tedious to watch at times but its metaphoric overtones about crisis-driven alienation and determination will certainly float one's boat.
November 3, 2018
In any event, the film is a subtle acting exercise and a triumph of cinematography; it is also a tad ho-hum.
February 22, 2018
It is a bold and masterful film, and Redford is great.
November 30, 2017
Its lack of detail and substance might be aggravating to some viewers, but the blank palette puts you in a position to run free with your own interpretation, and I have a tough time believing that wasn't director J.C. Chandor's intention all along.
October 31, 2017
There's almost no dialogue and yet it grips from damp beginning to seriously watery end.
October 20, 2017
Even with the boring bits, it's a solid A of a movie, a top-tenner for sure.
September 12, 2017
All Is Lost is a testament to the possibilities of digital cinema: a film like this, shot in such close confines, simply couldn't be made with anything other than lightweight, handheld cameras.
August 19, 2016
As grim and hopeless as things could possibly get in a movie called All Is Lost, the movie is essentially about perseverance: playing it smart, staying safe and not giving up until -- well, see the title.
June 18, 2016
A vital, exciting piece of work from Mr. Redford, an actor whom you'd have been forgiven for counting out by now.
May 10, 2016
The success of All Is Lost is to be a physical film that ends up with emotional reverberation, right down to the last shot that engulfs us and Our Man in the depths of the ocean, with only a faint light shining from above.
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