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All Is Lost Reviews

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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+
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
October 14, 2013
Despite all those critical hosannas coming out of Cannes, the movie stalls in the doldrums.
Full Review | Original Score: 5
October 22, 2013
When did Robert Redford turn into the male Sandra Bullock?
Full Review | Original Score: 2.0/5
December 16, 2013
Even Redford bailing water for 106 minutes can be a bit much.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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
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
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
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
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.
October 25, 2013
Too Adrift
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
October 15, 2013
All Is Lost has moments of beauty, but the movie as a whole feels detached, almost clinical.
November 7, 2013
All is Lost is a testament to a great actor, an experimental piece of cinema and a bit of a bore.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
January 11, 2014
So threadbare that there's nothing to grasp onto to care about.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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.
October 20, 2017
Even with the boring bits, it's a solid A of a movie, a top-tenner for sure.
February 21, 2018
It is a bold and masterful film, and Redford is great.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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.
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
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