127 Hours

127 Hours

127 Hours

True story helmed by Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire) about mountain climber Aron Ralston’s (James Franco) remarkable adventure to save himself after a fallen boulder crashes on his arm and traps him in an isolated canyon in Utah.

Over the next five days Ralston examines his life and survives the elements to finally discover he has the courage to extricate himself by any means necessary, scale a 65 foot wall and hike over eight miles before he is finally rescued. Throughout his journey, Ralston recalls friends, lovers (Clemence Poesy), family, and the two hikers (Amber Tamblyn and Kate Mara) he met before his accident.

2010Rating: RP16, graphic content may disturb93 minsUSA, UK
DramaTrue Story & Biography
Director:
Danny Boyle ('Slumdog Millionaire', '28 Days Later...', 'The Beach')
Writer:
Danny BoyleSimon Beaufoy
Cast:
James FrancoKate MaraLizzy CaplanAmber TamblynClémence Poésy

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127 Hours / Reviews

Variety

Variety

While Franco can sometimes be a wild card, getting increasingly self-conscious with recent roles, his take on Ralston feels both credible and compelling; few actors could have made us care so much, or disappeared so completely into the role.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

Mr. Boyle has a knack for tackling painful, violent or unpleasant subjects with unremitting verve and unstoppable joie de vivre.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

James Franco is outstanding in this true story that might put you off climbing for life. By Peter Bradshaw

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

Is the film watchable? Yes, compulsively.

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Otago Daily Times

Otago Daily Times

Scarcely believable, but watchable...

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New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

A gruesome but remarkable story well told

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

All of the key creative personnel contribute to the movie's nail-biting tension and unexpectedly moving finale. Jon Harris's editing is matchless, and Rahman's score effectively heightens the emotion. Ultimately, however, it is the talents of Boyle and Franco that sock this movie home.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

A surprisingly fun, effervescent against-the-odds drama that offers an upbeat moral without the usual punishing survival-story clichés. Not for the faint-hearted, mind.

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Dominion Post

Dominion Post

You probably remember the story. What happened to young American climber Aron Ralston, and the way in which Ralston then happened to himself, went around the planet very quickly, and inspired plenty of "I wonder whether I could do that" moments around the kitchen tables and water coolers of the world.

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