127 Hours
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James Franco stars in director Danny Boyle's inspiring survival drama based on the incredible true story of Aron Ralston, who became trapped alone in a Utah canyon for days after slipping on a loose rock, and resorted to extraordinary measures in order to make it out of his dire predicament alive. An experienced hiker and climber, Ralston (Franco) is very much in his element when he parks his truck by a mountain near Moab, UT, hops on his bike, and peddles to the middle of nowhere. Later, when Ralston encounters a pair of young female hikers who have gotten lost while searching for a local… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 93%

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"It's an incredible performance by Franco, walking the line between what once was enthusiasm but now is manic desperation."
‑ Bill Goodykoontz, Arizona Republic
"Boyle has always been an exceptionally stylish director, and, despite its limited setting, 127 Hours is a marvel of visual eye candy."
‑ Rene Rodriguez, Miami Herald
"beautifully constructed film worthy of the praise it has received during its award season run"
‑ Kevin Carr, 7M Pictures
"127 Hours is an inspiring dramatic thriller with creative direction by Danny Boyle and a commanding performance from James Franco."
‑ Ben Kendrick, ScreenRant
"With all due respect to Franco's strong performance, the director, Danny Boyle hijacked the story for a chance to show off his visual style."
‑ Dan Jardine, Cinemania
"At the end, we stagger like Ralston from the dark into the light. We might have both our arms left, but our nerves are just as terrorised."
‑ Dave Calhoun, Time Out
"Directed and co-written by Danny Boyle in a style that travels from ecstatic to nerve-wracking and back, this is a film about perseverance, strength and the importance of always letting people know where you're going."
‑ Tom Long, Detroit News
"Absolutely masterful in both its production and its performances, this drama is easily one of the year's best."
‑ John Hanlon, Big Hollywood
"127 Hours asks a big question of its audience: could you do what Aron Ralston does when it came down to it?"
‑ Ali Gray, TheShiznit.co.uk
"Boyle solves the problem of shooting a film in a single location"
‑ Robert Denerstein, Movie Habit
"Boyle is such a gifted filmmaker that, in his hands, 127 Hours is genuinely -- and unsentimentally -- inspirational."
‑ Calvin Wilson, St. Louis Post-Dispatch
"The nightmare becomes a tribute to Ralston's bravery -- without casting him as a hero. He just got tired of waiting to die and decided to live."
‑ Colin Covert, Minneapolis Star Tribune
"You can know how this misdaventure came out and still be moved by this mystical/moving and miraculous film."
‑ Roger Moore, Movie Nation
"It's chilling, claustrophobic, even nerve-racking, but it's also one of the most fascinating films of the year."
‑ Jeff Beck, Examiner.com
"... Essentially Franco in a one-man show, and his charm and enthusiasm instantly win us over."
‑ Greg Maki, Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
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