Excerpt: Opening with a trio of teens whose car wanders into an infinite cul-de-sac, Yam Laranas’ languorous creeper The Road spends most of its time going in circles, working and reworking a small set of potent images.
Excerpt: Even with the world on its last legs, humanity nearly extinct due an unspecified disaster, watching a father teach his son how to kill himself is almost too much to bear. The world is gray, earthquakes are common, and nearly all animal life has expired.
Conclusion: Although 'The Road' doesn't capture the literary genius of the book it's based on, the film is well-made and dramatically interesting enough to be worth at least a rental. Unfortunately, the Blu-ray is nothing special in terms of video quality or supplements.
Excerpt: Had I gone through life never having seen a movie in which a dad and his son wrap themselves up in filthy Timberland outerwear and wander aimlessly around fire-ravaged back country meant to resemble a post-apocalyptic America, occasionally stumbling into entire families swinging by their necks from...
Excerpt: Based on the well-known Cormac McCarthy novel of the same name The Road takes Viggo Mortensen, drops him in hell, and lets him wander around for a couple of hours. What’s surprising about The Road is how little actually happens.
Summary: Oppressively, but appropriately, bleak adaptation of Cormac McCarthy's end-of-the-world novel about a father and son wandering a post-apocalyptic landscape. Points for strong performances from the two leads and the film's unyielding view of the end of days.