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Academy Award-nominated writer/director J.C. Chandor (Margin Call) takes the helm for this tense adventure drama about a man (Robert Redford) who must fight for survival after being lost at sea. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 93%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Even Redford bailing water for 106 minutes can be a bit much."
‑ Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle
"All is Lost is a testament to a great actor, an experimental piece of cinema and a bit of a bore."
‑ Rene Rodriguez, Miami Herald
"Frank G. DeMarco and Peter Zuccarini, dual cinematographers, gather gorgeous imagery especially those captured from beneath the ocean's surface."
‑ Clayton Davis,
"A commanding performance by Robert Redford with nary a word spoken. It makes up for the somewhat tedious running time."
‑ Wesley Lovell, Cinema Sight
"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."
‑ Leigh Paatsch, Herald Sun (Australia)
"This is an uncommonly absorbing movie."
‑ Wesley Morris, Grantland
"All Is Lost is very much Redford's triumph. His turn isn't pure disappearance so much as a brilliantly human example of cresting and plummeting, cresting and plummeting."
‑ Lisa Kennedy, Denver Post
"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."
‑ Colin Biggs, Movie Mezzanine
"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."
‑ Jim Schembri, 3AW
"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."
‑ Anthony Morris, The Vine
"We get the predictable plot points - storms, sharks, close calls with passing ships - but it feels like a uniquely handmade artifact."
‑ Joe Williams, St. Louis Post-Dispatch
"The movie is rigorous, serious and well-crafted, with Redford holding the screen using only his economical emotional reactions and physical presence."
‑ Liam Lacey, Globe and Mail
"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?"
‑ Ray Pride, Newcity
"O rosto envelhecido, marcado e expressivo (e ainda belo) de Redford comunica uma infinidade de ideias e sentimentos com o mínimo esforço."
‑ Pablo Villaca, Cinema em Cena
"This film makes an excellent case that sometimes less can be so much more."
‑ Damien Straker, Impulse Gamer
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