127 Hours details
|Formats:||15 DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||James Franco, Lizzy Caplan, Kate Mara, Amber Tamblyn, Clemence Poesy, Kate Burton, Darin Southam, Elizabeth Hales, Norman Lehnert, Priscilla Poland|
|Studio:||20TH CENTURY FOX HOME ENTERTAINMENT|
|Collection:||Award Winners 2011, Based on a True Story, Best of London Film Festival, It's About Time, July - Thriller, LUTA Presents... Fist Pumping Films, Most Popular, The Biggest and Best|
|Run time:||1 hour 30 minutes|
|Rental release:||04 Jul 2011|
By Tom Charity from LOVEFiLM
James Franco stars in this real-life story about a rock climber who gets his arm trapped behind a boulder, with only one option to survive...
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Could you do it? Blimey what a film...By a customer from Leeds , 06 Jan 2011
[Highly rated reviewer]I've just got home after watching this movie and I'm still buzzing, reeling and reliving what I've just seen.
Warning: if you are a tad squeamish then take your strong stomach because, in places, this film is a bit of a blood fest. It makes it more harrowing when you remember that the film is based on a true story.
The opening sequence mixes great music with well shot fast moving action. If you know the basic plot before you enter the movie theatre you find yourself looking and watching for the lead character's key mishap (I won't spoil it for you if you don't know what that is).
I wondered whether you could make a film about such a simple event, but you most certainly can. The reason this works is good casting, tremendous vision in terms of cinematography and the ability to involve the audience as we all ride on the lead characters plight and desperation.
It is relatively short at just 93 minutes duration I found myself gripped from start to end. A fascinating study of what one man on the edge can be capable of and an excellent performance from James Franco who is completely believable in the starring role.
Recommended by me, even though I'm not sure how I'm now going to keep my tea down!
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Insightful 'thriller'By a customer , 03 Jun 2013I would have given it four stars if I had the heart and stomach for it. However 5 stars to Franco's performance; 4 stars to Boyle's directing skills; he manages to produce an insightful 'thriller' with such limited materials.
Get stuck into this cracker!By FullofStars (65 reviews) from Scotland , 13 Apr 2013Fantastic film. Moving and uplifting story of tragedy and redemption. Think you've got it bad or in a 'tight spot'.... watch this and put your own life inf perspective. Everyone should watch it.
Slow and narrow storylineBy Simon1973 (4 reviews) , 01 Apr 2013Maintains your attention. Thought the pace was quite slow and thought the storyline and focus was quite narrow. Worth a watch though
127 hoursBy a customer , 17 Mar 2013A perfect pop video of a film. Absolutely loved it although initially didn't think I could watch it due to subject matter. I found myself gripped and inspired by one mans zest for life in hellish conditions. Much better than I expected.
127 Hours - My ReviewBy DaddyTank (228 reviews) from Ulan Bator , 01 Mar 2013I couldn't have hated Slumdog Millionaire much more than I did and that goes for all Danny Boyle films after Trainspotting, so I was quite surprised by how much I enjoyed this tale of an extreme sports outing gone wrong. It's pretty short and sweet...up until the point where it goes wrong and then the gear change is very effective. Essentially this is the same story as Touching The Void (an excellent film and book) but well worth watching.
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