Alive (1993)

Alive, a taut psychological drama based on a true plane crash in the Andes mountains, shows the lengths ordinary young men will go to survive. A rugby team from Uruguay charters a plane to fly across the Andes. When the plane crashes, less… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: January 15, 1993
DVD Release Date: October 8, 2002
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Critic Score: 70% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Brian Costello
Common Sense Media

Intense, based-on-a true-story survival tale is riveting.

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Sarah Chauncey

There are better real-life disaster flicks out there... and the flesh looks remarkably like chicken.

Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

An intense and gripping story of survival and heroism.

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

A pretty harrowing and rather disturbing look at the struggles of survival in the face of certain death...

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Bob Bloom
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)

An overlooked gem, made even more powerful by the fact that it is based on a factual incident.

Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena

Recriação fiel do trágico acidente ocorrido em 72, o filme explora interessantes questões morais e é eficaz ao dramatizar a luta daquele pequeno grupo por sua sobrevivência.

Rob Gonsalves

Marshall and Shanley dance around their story's unpleasant center.

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Jon Niccum
Lawrence Journal-World

Sturdy adaptation of the unforgettable novel

Scott Weinberg

Although written in a fairly pedestrain fashion, the movie does a good job of raising the "What would you do?" issues. Me, I'd be chomping blindly, hoping to ingest the dead first.

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Flixster Audience Score: 68% Flixster User Reviews
Alex roy
A thrilling true story of survival, Alive is a good film with a good cast. The film is a must see, but compared to other survivalist films, is not excellent by… More
Tim Salmons
I kinda dug this one.
Lorenzo von Matterhorn
<i>"I'm proud to be a man on a day like this."</i> Uruguayan rugby team stranded in the snow swept Andes are forced to use desperate… More
Jason Owens
"Alive" is the compelling true story of a Uruguayan rugby team who's plane crashes, stranding them in the Andes Mountains. They have to find a… More
Film Crazy
Ok its sad what happened to those that this actually happened to , but the movie is just so boring!!i don think it fully capture what those people actuallly had… More
Robert C
A surprisingly gripping recount of the mind-boggling ordeal faced by the survivors of a plane crash, deep in the heart of the Andes mountains. The liberties… More

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