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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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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.
November 9, 2015
Like Gravity, this actually offers the greatest story of them all: one person's fight to stay alive.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
January 13, 2015
All is Lost is outstanding and so the collaboration between Redford and writer/director J.C Chandor.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
July 6, 2014
Frank G. DeMarco and Peter Zuccarini, dual cinematographers, gather gorgeous imagery especially those captured from beneath the ocean's surface.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
May 5, 2014
Chandor never overplays his hand, and in doing so he creates a worthy portrait of a man in a dire situation that resonates with us all.
Full Review | Original Score: B
April 5, 2014
once Robert Redford is on screen, his muted, exasperated, hopeful performance is an exemplar of the physical. Our Man seems a man of reckless wealth and expansive estrangement: why is he at sea? Begging the larger question, why are we all at sea?
March 24, 2014
A commanding performance by Robert Redford with nary a word spoken. It makes up for the somewhat tedious running time.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 9, 2014
Superb, a brilliantly conceived, first-person masterpiece, totally immersive and compelling from first frame to last. It's easily one of the best survival films ever made, even with Gravity dominating everybody's praise.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
March 7, 2014
O rosto envelhecido, marcado e expressivo (e ainda belo) de Redford comunica uma infinidade de ideias e sentimentos com o mínimo esforço.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
March 6, 2014
Mark his name down as one to watch. Chandor could potentially turn out to be as fresh and innovative a talent of the likes of Christopher Nolan and Spike Jonze in the near future.
March 5, 2014
This works just fine viewed as a stripped back tale of survival against the odds. The ending is the only moment where the metaphorical comes to the fore, and even then it's really just a matter of how literally you want to take the title.
March 5, 2014
This film makes an excellent case that sometimes less can be so much more.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
March 4, 2014
A subtle meditation on mind, body and spirit that's imbued with an aching amount of futility and loneliness
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
March 4, 2014
The low tech nature of All is Lost accentuates the primal (physical) nature of this struggle, while the technical prowess of Gravity emphasizes its more metaphysical (and less interesting) nature
Full Review | Original Score: 79/100
March 4, 2014
All is Lost makes the familiar strikingly new. The filmmaker and his star hold their nerve, refusing easy outs and making you look - and listen - carefully to a starkly pure piece of cinema.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
March 2, 2014
If you're slightly intrigued by the premise, find the time to see All Is Lost. It's taking a chance and trying to give us something different.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
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