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All Is Lost Reviews

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Will Leitch
October 16, 2013
I respect what it's trying to do, and its attempts to overcome the constraints it gave itself. But it evaporates the minute it's over. It's a noble, and failed, experiment.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Jeff Beck
February 10, 2014
Chandor clearly wanted to make something powerful and engrossing, but due to the simplistic nature of the film, what he ended up with was something dull and forgettable.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Kirk Honeycutt
October 14, 2013
Despite all those critical hosannas coming out of Cannes, the movie stalls in the doldrums.
Full Review | Original Score: 5
Tony Macklin
October 22, 2013
When did Robert Redford turn into the male Sandra Bullock?
Full Review | Original Score: 2.0/5
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
December 16, 2013
Even Redford bailing water for 106 minutes can be a bit much.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Bill Clark
December 1, 2013
All Is Lost should have been a movie that has you thinking for days; instead it ends with a brief sigh of relief and a shrug.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Jay Antani
Cinema Writer
December 17, 2013
the Cliffs Notes version of the deeper, more profound character study that never transpires on-screen
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Jackie K. Cooper
December 23, 2013
If you are a big Robert Redford fan you should eat this movie up since he is the only person in the movie. The downside, he is the only person in the movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Dustin Putman
October 24, 2013
Jostling around on the same flat level, spurts of interest coming but few and far between, "All Is Lost" should send one away with a dropped, unsettled stomach. Instead, it doesn't elicit much more than a shrug.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Leonard Maltin
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October 18, 2013
Redford is the film's most credible ingredient of all; in many key scenes it is evident that he is performing his own stunts.
Diana Saenger
October 25, 2013
Too Adrift
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Daniel Eagan
Film Journal International
October 15, 2013
All Is Lost has moments of beauty, but the movie as a whole feels detached, almost clinical.
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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
November 7, 2013
All is Lost is a testament to a great actor, an experimental piece of cinema and a bit of a bore.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Michael Dequina
January 11, 2014
So threadbare that there's nothing to grasp onto to care about.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Kong Rithdee
Bangkok Post
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.
Craig D. Lindsey
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
Clayton Davis
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
Colin Biggs
Movie Mezzanine
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
Damien Straker
Impulse Gamer
March 5, 2014
This film makes an excellent case that sometimes less can be so much more.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Mitch Lillie
Willamette Week
December 16, 2013
This is one man, alone, facing death. Redford is playing himself, and he's not playing around.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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