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The Road
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Overall 7
7.3

The Road

AV Club
10 May 2012
  • 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.
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Review: ‘The Road’

Variety
9 May 2012
  • Summary: "The Road" indeed leads to horror, as co-written and directed by Filipino filmmaker Yam Laranas, but it takes a while.
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Overall 6
6.0

In Theaters: The Road

movieline
27 July 2010
  • Excerpt: [Editor's Note: We featured a capsule review of The Road during our TIFF coverage. What follows is a more extensive review -- and second opinion -- from staff critic Michelle Orange.
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Overall 4
4.0

At TIFF: The Road

movieline
24 July 2010
  • 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...
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The Road Blu-ray Review

BigPictureBigSound
29 May 2010
  • Excerpt: The Film The mere concept of post-apocalyptic film brings to mind a gritty world of bandits, struggles in day-to-day survival and colorful characters ala The Road Warrior and The Postman .
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Overall 10
10
Audio 8
8.0
Extras 4
4.0

The Road Review

DoBlu
26 May 2010
  • 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.
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Overall 6
6.0

The Road

High-Def Digest
17 May 2010
  • 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.
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The Road

Sound & Vision Magazine
17 May 2010
  • Excerpt: An all-star cast are featured in this epic post-apocalyptic tale of the survival of a father and his young son as they journey across a barren America that was destroyed by a mysterious cataclysm.
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Overall 7
7.0

The Road

Cinema Blend
25 November 2009
  • 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.
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The Road

Slate Magazine
25 November 2009
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