Excerpt: It’s amazing, really, when you think about all the little things that life can throw at you. They can be as simplistic as missing a stop light, making a left when you should have gone right and so forth.
Conclusion: '127 Hours' tells an inspiring, exciting, and somewhat grisly story of survival with vigor and heart, and rightfully earns its place among the best movies of 2010. Director and co-writer Danny Boyle follows up 'Slumdog Millionaire' with another affecting, optimistic film, and actor James Franco...
Conclusion: The facts of Aron Ralston's story combined with brilliant execution by the filmmakers make 127 Hours utterly riveting and profoundly moving, deservedly hailed as one of the best films of last year. The Blu-ray, while not necessarily a must-own, is certainly worth exploring as well. Product Details
Excerpt: What is 127 Hours about? It focuses on a man stuck in a rock formation with a boulder pinning his arm to the wall, and in the middle of nowhere. There has to be more than that though, something to separate Danny Boyle’s take on the “single location” drama, and that’s regret.
Conclusion: Although it didn't win any of the Oscars it was nominated for—Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Original Score, Best Original Song, and Best Film Editing— 127 Hours is one of the best films of the year, a remarkable true story of survival featuring a career-defining performance...
Excerpt: There’s only so much you can do with a movie like 127 Hours . Director Danny Boyle does all of it, but in the end his film still hinges almost entirely on the performance of James Franco. Franco is an actor who, till now, always tried hard but never really achieved anything beyond mediocre results.
Excerpt: Based on Aron Ralston’s book Between A Rock And A Hard Place , 127 Hours chronicles the five days Ralston spent with his arm pinned underneath a boulder during a solo rock-climbing expedition gone wrong.
Summary: If you're looking for someone to direct a movie about a guy who spends five days pinned under a rock before finally hacking his own arm off, you're not going to do much better than Danny Boyle. Turns out, James Franco is also a solid choice as the lead.