All Is Lost
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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 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
"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
"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
"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)
"A subtle meditation on mind, body and spirit that's imbued with an aching amount of futility and loneliness"
‑ Cameron Williams, The Popcorn Junkie
"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
"For all its formal austerity, All Is Lost also offers itself as a widescreen multiplex attraction, keeping all eyes glued on Our Man's dilemma, and every mind wondering if he'll manage to cheat death."
‑ Peter Howell, Toronto Star
"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
"The low tech nature of All is Lost accentuates the primal (physical) nature of this struggle, while the technical prowess of Gravity emphasizes its more metaphysical (and less interesting) nature"
‑ Dan Jardine, Cinemania
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