Wednesday, 19 January 2011

Film: 127 Hours

Director Danny Boyle (28 Days Later) brings us the true story of Aron Ralston, a man who was trapped in a mountain crevice for……you guessed it, 127 hours.

James Franco (Spider Man) takes the lead and the film hinges on his performance as the majority of it is spent in his company alone while he attempts to escape his predicament.

Franco does well enough but this is a subject better covered by a tv documentary, a 30 minute one would suffice. There isn’t enough material to flesh out an entire movie. The myriad of clever camera angles and various dream sequences used by Boyle don’t hide the fact that this is 94 minutes spent with a man trapped by a boulder.

It is a remarkable story but this type of thing has been done better before. Touching The Void springs to mind.

Ignore the hype, this 127 Hours felt more like a decade.
Ric's Rating: 41%


  1. So many have picked this as one of the best of 2010. Refreshing to hear someone say they didn't like it! (And no, I haven't seen it.)

  2. Thanks Alex, I had heard lots of people saying they enjoyed it too. It just didn't work for me.

  3. Suuuuuuuuuuuuper blog, Ric. I feel your review has hit a bull's eye.

  4. Thanks for that Harry. Nice to know I'm not the only one who feels this way.


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