Was wondering how they could make this incredible true story a movie that was watchable. It was pretty good I must say. Franco was good in it. And easy on the eye. Quite remarkable.
When his hand first got trapped by the falling rock my nuts locked up and got a deep ache in them - as the movie progressed the ache got worse and worse till 3/4's of the way through I had to give the watching up
A not bad movie about an incredible ordeal
Towards the end of the movie it kept stopping and then starting again which was quite annoying. It has been the only one to do it - there did not appear to be a problem with the CD when we took it out that we could find. The movie was good apart from that problem.
Rubbish. Seemed to go on forever and I ended up hating Aron. Can't forgive an 'experienced' hiker who makes SO MANY stupid decisions. Infuriating.
Very intense movie and well done for subject matter that could have been drawn out and potentially boring to watch. The final scenes are great and quite gruesome. One of the better survival stories made in quite a while. Worth watching.
i enjoyed as it showed the excitment of his life then the dragic predicament of his adventures
movie was a bit slow... but hey what can you make of someone stuck for 4days on a rock?
Lesson 1: ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS tell someone where you going.. - be specific
Lesson 2: never be over confident with nature. (dont be cocky!)
Lesson 3: have stuff with you for the just incase scenario.. - like water... electronic beacon (EPERB) etc.
Anyhow, was worth watching .. once.
The frenetic filmmaking style truly matched the gripping true story of this misadventure. Awesome cinematography, loved James Franco & a suprisingly great soundtrack! Really enjoyed the portrayal of this courageous story.
Stupidity at its best, guess that what Adrenaline junkies do best. Yeah when push comes to shove he even questions his own stupidity - like hello ? Tell someone where you’re going, especially when going ALONE. When all hope is lost to survive he does the only thing he can, Just points out what us humans will do for survival. Couldn't watch that bit though, eek me out.
I thought this was a gripping story. He was very brave to do what he did, but I guess the only way out.
I wasn't expecting too much, knowing what the outcome was (given it was a well published true story) and there would be only one actor most of time. Surprisingly, it was not too bad.
Quite a good movie, the main character is a dork but the movie is OK
This movie has me split in two. I didn't find it an enjoyable watching experience, it had me feeling uneasy right from the start, probably partly because I knew the story and what was going to unfold. But on the other hand it was a very well crafted film, will made, well acted, and gripping. I have always thought that Aaron Ralston was a few screws loose in only the way that the macho adventure type can be, and this film only served to confirm that.
Boring. Perservered but really lost interest after the first half hour.
Unless you've been buried under a rock (!), you would've heard of one hiker's uber brave commitment to live a few years ago. He got wedged between a rock and a, well, you know the rest and the only way to free himself, was to lose a limb using a blunt knife. And he did. Ouch doesn't even begin to describe it. A movie in the vein of Buried - one man, one set, for most of the film, 127 Hours is a highly watchable story. Actually my reference to the word 'vein' just then speaks volumes - 'cause this movie ain't for the squeamish. We're talking blood, millions of close-ups, exposed arteries, veins the whole shootin' match. How could this guy go to such eyewatering extremes??? Well, life's sweet, right? I can assure you, you'll want to jump on to Google and find out about this guy. He's an articulate, intelligent man; an inspiration of the highest order - and his skyhigh speaking fees reflect this.
This was great especially as it really happened kept you on the edge of your
seat all the time Great
Interesting and suspensful
I think it was a good movie.
Shocking! People like this should be micro-chipped before they embark on dangerous adventures alone... Well made and gripping, but disgusting reality over-rides any effects, scenery, or lame attempts at humour.
A tense, excellent movie which captured the terror of the situation. Given the premise is singular the whole movie worked really well and was thoroughly enjoyable. Acting was superb.
excellent movie what a courageous man
not much happened in this movie, very slow
great story. thoroughly enjoyed it. would recommend.
Good movie. A bit slow though... It's like watching paint dry ... LoL
very well directed, great acting from James Franco, he was so good I felt for the character from the time he got stuck to the exhilarating escape.
interesting story, well done, not sure I would watch again though, but a great true story
An interesting & poignant story about a brave young man. However I did not like the flash backs & imaginations.
i have already returned this disc
Too disjointed and slow moving. Not very enjoyable.
A stupid guy, who makes a stupid mistake, who has to pay the price for his own idiocy. I mean, seriously?? Who in their right mind goes out in the bush and ACTS like that? And who goes out without telling anyone where they're going? I feel sorry for the guy who had to go through that, but he had it coming, and he's lucky he survived. Movie wise, fantastic filming. Story wise, no can do.
Really enjoyed this, especially given it was based on a true story. Bit slow in the middle but that was to be expected. Great acting and brilliant scenery.
Amazing story, great acting and photographic effects.
This movie was better than I expected but not something that would be on my must see list. Enjoyable to watch though.
Excellent, a real moving true story very worth a watch with a great ending.
absolutely fantastic true story!! very inspirational
True story - long - but how can you shorten his 127 hours in that terrible situation. There is never going to be lots of other footage, its ALL about him.
The moral of the story - "always tell people where you are & how long away for" - what an incredible man to survive & not give up. Once is enough, not a repeat watcher - but you will be pleased that you did!
A wonderful film that although harrowing, very up lifting. Really well made.
this movie was a bit slow but had some good points arm cutting bit was gross though
A true life story. Slow movie, but worth watching.
Pretty long winded. A 10 minute documentary would've been just as good.
Perhaps not as great as I expected given the hype around it's release. Had hoped for a few more flashbacks but pretty much the camera stayed in the crevice which got a bit tiresome. Still a good movie though
it was great acting. but i found myself fast forwarding bits that felt like 'fill in' scenes.
FANTASTIC movie!! Had me glued to the tv for the whole 90mins. Loved it!!
Great movie, i didn't think i was going to get into it but i watch it 4 times in 2 days.
we did not get to watch the SUMMER HEIGHTS DISC it countisouly played up.please cancel disc 2 as i wish not to have it.
Really enjoyed it.......leaves you asking the question, "could you do it"?
127 mins of my life im never going to get back. I understand there's not much you can do to liven it up.It is a sad story for the guy.Maybe a smal book would have been a better idea.
Not all what it was hyped up to be. OK film but a bit boring
Not as bad as i thought it might be, since it is a true story
Beautifully filmed and packs quite a punch with graphic representation of Ralston's entrapment in the cave and his isolation. James Franco performs very well in an intricately nuanced performance.
A very well done film about the lengths one man will go to in order to survive. I think the fact that it is a true story is what makes it so gripping, knowing this actually happened, and trying to comprehend what would have been going through his mind. The visual imagery and camera angles that occur in some of the scenes was very clever, as was the use of music & sound, especially in the climactic scene which was very intense. James Franco's acting was brilliant, totally believable. Highly recommended if you like true stories and stories of survival, just don't show it to kids or young teens.
Better than anticipated, well acted, enjoyed and recommended.
Movie was done very well in terms of screenplay and storyline. James Franco also did a great job as the main actor because initially I didn't think he would be any good. Certainly lived up to expectation, not good if you've got a weak stomach so don't have the kiddies around when you're watching it. Great take home messages for audience: always call your Mum back, never travel alone, always let somebody know where you're going and don't buy cheap survival equipment ;)
This was good but gut renching at the same time.
Movie was a little slow when setting the scene. The actual depiction was thorough. I had to look away a bit when he was cutting through his arm. Amazing how he survived that.
interesting but considering we all know the end it was a bit long and boring at times. Got to admire this guy's courage (the real Aaron that is!) definately not for the faint hearted!
Not quite as good as I thought story wise, considering all the accolades.. would have liked to known the rest of his family/friends before teetering off in split screens and flash backs .. a 'gutsy' guy if he wasnt so fit to start with both of mind and body man's survival instincts not to give in or up ..oh and . good advertsing for Canon videos cams
Hmmmm, a thought provoking film/situation. Seems to be quite a guy... but drinking your own urine?? Urrgghhh!
I liked the way this film was shot.
very well acted bieng a true story, this sitruation he was put in would have taken great courage to have to cut off his arm to escape the horror of dying a very slow and lonely death
Well acted and produced this never drags for a moment even tho you know the ending
I found this a little bit boring in parts.
I enjoyed this movie. It's a little harrowing when he's trying to cut off his arm though.
Gorgeous scenery which is why I wanted to see this movie. Well acted and enjoyable.
Its a really good movie, parts of it are a bit slow, but other than that i really liked it!
I really liked this film - and James Franco did an amazing job. Would have liked more footage at th end of the real Aaron though.
Glad I've seen it but now I have wouldn't watch it for a second time. Gutsy true story, I wonder if I could do that? Because I knew what was going to happen I found myself waiting for the end, movie was well done but always more exciting when you don't know the ending
Great movie about a brave and strong willed person.
a rather good movie. If you love a true story, then i recommebd this one.... Gets a little wierd, but it is explained as the story moves along. The 'gross' part of the movie was as gruesome as i was lead to beleive, BUT it makes you think 'COULD i do that?!' ALl in all, a good movie, intriguing and keeps you watching, wanting more!
Fabulous movie. Very well done and an amazing journey for Aron.
Danny Boyle (Trainspotting) is an amazing director to be able to make a film about someone who is wedged in a canyon for 127 hours! The climax is not for the faint hearted! True story & Boyle always includes a great soundtrack. Watch it.
Enjoyed this. Well tols story. :)
Excellent real life movie. James Franco is great in the role
Being a lover of movies inspired by true stories, I thoroughly enjoyed this movie. What mostly piqued my curiosity was the scene that was apparently gory enough to make people faint, vomit and leave the cinema. I personally did not find the scene all that bad but thought it was done well without being too OTT and gory. James Franco put in a stellar performance that portrayed the strength and determination that a human being has when faced with what could have been a life ending situation.
Interesting true story that shows what a human is capable of when their life is at stake.
Ok but tends to drag on a bit in the middle.
This was an ace book which I loved, the movie is full of distracting split screens and weird clips trying to portray his state of mind, save yourself and read it in the book in his own words. The ONLY reason to watch the movie is for the sensationalism of him actually cutting off his arm.
I knew of the story behind this movie before watching it. I think they did a good job with capturing how it mentally affected him whilst trapped. Definitely some parts where I had to close my eyes - I don't really like seeing blood or things being cut/stabbed. Amazing to watch the scenes after the movie ends where you see him hiking in the snow and swimming. At least he still does what he loves.
A good movie which captures the possibilties of being trapped, and what you may be faced with, and go through.
Big pointers, tell people where you are going, and cut off trapped hand quicker!!
I actually found this more gripping than I expected. Early on I was planning on fast forwarding just to see the outcome but then realised I didn't want to miss how he dealt with his ordeal. Can't even imagine having to go through something like that. 3.5
If you enjoy true story movies of adventure, misfortune and one's courage to survive, then this is a must see for you. What starts with a slow build leads to an extraordinary situation where a man has to make a decision betwee life and death, about mistakes of the past and the changes in his future if he makes it out alive.
While not an action block buster like your Die Hards or Terminator flicks, the message behind this story is powerful enough to have you hooked to the very end, and hopefully also a little bit inspired.
Ok movie. Just a guy trying to cash in on a misfortunate accident with a dull drawn out movie. We would all do it if there was no way out and the potential to make millions with a movie deal after.
Okay as film, might have been better as a docco. Met my expectations though, the 80's music bored me. Go there if you really need to.
a very good movie, as his life flashes before his eyes i felt a connection and the grusome thought of what needs to be done to free himself becomes a reality. I enjoyed this flick and rate it 8 outta 10
Loved it. Another great Danny Boyle film. He is surely the perfect director for a movie that could have been a fairly standard film about a man battling against the forces of nature, because he injects such visual and aural energy that it carries you along for the ride. James Franco plays the part convincingly. Highly recommended.
A mountain climber becomes trapped under a boulder while canyoneering alone near Moab, Utah and resorts to desperate measures in order to survive. Brilliant gripping and disturbing. James Franco is awesome and totally believable in this outstanding movie