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All Is Lost Is A Winner by MedRed
Warning: If you are easily bored, steer clear of this movie. There is very little dialogue and it depicts everything Robert Redford does (exciting and Mundane).
That being said, All is Lost is a masterfully visualized story. It very much seems like it could be based on a true story. All is Lost is a one man show. Redford's character is very likable and quickly drums up sympathy. The series of events are completely believable for such an experienced and prepared sailor. Redford delivers a fantastic performance.
All is Lost balances silence with a minimalist score to really pull you into the movie. This is not something that you can not watch while being the slightest bit distracted.
While beautiful and well done, All is Lost won't provoke mush post viewing thought. It's worth watching for how well it's done, but the movie itself is unfortunately forgettable.
There's nothing during or after the credits
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Choices by Richee
It's all been said and I agree, ALL IS LOST is an excellent movie performance etc. At first it bugged me a bit not knowing how and why he's out there alone. But then I began to respect the decision(s) not to reveal much about "our man". How would they do it? Flashbacks? naah. I am sure the writer(s) struggled with this, again I respect their decision, it helped focus the movie on the here and now and icon that is redford.
I didn't respect their decision on the end, I felt it a cop out. I don't know how to talk about it without spoiling it. But it concerns the question of does he, should he, survive and I disagreed with the choice. Since this is one of the few things that bugged me, the movie stands and should be seen by anyone that appreciates good story and cinema. Those who crave shoot em action special effects should stay away and stick to their usual shlock.
All is Lost by alvinisnyder
Excellent film. Great acting by Robert Redford. Not the typical Hollywood script. Outstanding photography. Believable movie abut trying to survive when things so wrong. Little dialogue, but events keep you involved. A must see......but clearly not "uplifting. It's testimony on the strength of the human will and attempts to overcome adverse circumstances.
The interesting part of this film is it's concentration on the aftermath of a boat accident. No history about the main character....you know nothing about him...that's what give it such focus and intensity. It stays with you
all is lost by nycguy
Does not reach the shore!!
Great acting.. best yet for Redford. And mostly a courageous decisions by the director.
After all that intriguing silence.. the music ANNOUNCES the emotion taking place
on the screen.
And just a few 'breaks' in the 'established reality'..
the life raft would have had a beacon. HE probably on such a voyage would have had one on his ankle or at least on foul weather gear..
How did he keep THE SAME eyeglasses...which appear after numerous chaotic events..
and had produced real anxiety as to how he would handle the sextant and charts without them...
but again.. great acting and great concept..
all dissipated by ending...
Worth seeing. by prosjg
This was an ok film. Nothing too great. The acting was excellent and the story line preditable. However, without Robert Redford, this would not have been a film we would jump to see.
Excellent film by mkspeakman
Redford is known for many great projects, both as an actor and as a director, and I feel he may very well be awarded this year for his exceptional acting in this film.
I've tried to imagine other actors in this role, and I can't quite see it. Not to say that no other actor could do it but after you see the film, ask yourself if anyone could have done it better. I don't think so. It's written and directed in a way that it's success depends on an emotional connection between the actor and the audience. Redford has you inside 5 minutes and carries you with him all the way to the credits. With so few words spoken throughout the entire film, the theater was absolutely silent as we all hung on to see what would happen.
Extremely well written and directed. A rare kind of film that deserves high marks for artistic merit in cinema. Is it a film I'll buy an watch over and over again? I don't know. But you must go and see it.
I was lost by suemarie
Maybe if you are a saiing afficianado you will appreciate this movie. It seemed to me to be the same problems over and over. I also felt a little sea sick watching all that water.
All Is Lost by petescot99
Long way to go for an hour and a half. Redford was good but there is certainly no detail as to how he came to be sailing where he was or anything about him. Ending was predictable. Good lesson in the will to survive.
All is Lost by miaseward
As my friend and I were getting seated to see "All is Lost" - before the 80 previews began to play - she told me that she'd spoken to a friend who'd seen the movie and said it was the most boring thing she'd ever seen.
After the movie I told her to ditch that friend. I was riveted by this journey. Edge of my seat throughout. Robert Redford was simply Amazing.
Koelle58 by koelle58
I went to this movie with sailors and they found the character completely unprepared to be that far off shore. It was difficult to warm up to the character and I think Robert Redford needs someone to play off of. Solo's not his best platform. I think it's a renter.