All Is Lost
All Is Lost (2013)

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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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: October 18, 2013
DVD Release Date: February 11, 2014
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Critic Score: 94% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Anchored by another tremendous performance in a career full of them, All Is Lost offers a moving, eminently worthwhile testament to Robert Redford's ability to hold the screen.

Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle

Even Redford bailing water for 106 minutes can be a bit much.

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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald

All is Lost is a testament to a great actor, an experimental piece of cinema and a bit of a bore.

Josh Terry
Deseret News, Salt Lake City

Its lack of detail and substance might be aggravating to some viewers, but the blank palette puts you in a position to run free with your own interpretation, and I have a tough time believing that wasn't director J.C. Chandor's intention all along.

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Wesley Morris

This is an uncommonly absorbing movie.

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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post

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.

Matthew Bond
The Mail on Sunday (UK)

There's almost no dialogue and yet it grips from damp beginning to seriously watery end.

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Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

We get the predictable plot points - storms, sharks, close calls with passing ships - but it feels like a uniquely handmade artifact.

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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail

The movie is rigorous, serious and well-crafted, with Redford holding the screen using only his economical emotional reactions and physical presence.

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Flixster Audience Score: 63% Flixster User Reviews
Jens S.
Outstanding acting performance by Redford, the only person in the film and hardly speaking for over 90 minutes. His fight for survival is believable and… More
Mark Walker
In dealing with the financial meltdown of an investment bank, J.C. Chandor's directorial debut "Margin Call" in 2011, was an impressively… More
Jason Robinson
Never felt more appreciative of dry land before in my life.
Dan Schultz
An exceptional, near-masterstroke of a movie detailing the struggles of an old sailor (Robert Redford) and his efforts to survive after his ship is severely… More
Christian C
Redford is really good in this dialogue-free film, but I gotta say my hat's off to the director. As I was watching, I noticed I was holding my breath at… More
Carlos Magalh„es
Redford carries this one-man movie on his shoulders, proving what a harrowing and absorbing experience it can be to follow a man lost at sea and struggling for… More