That may be your first impression, but it looks like this lost-at-sea adventure is much, much more than that.
The reviews are in, and it appears they are overwhelmingly positive. They mostly describe the movie as riveting, even as they point out that there is virtually no dialogue. While we don't typically review movies, we felt compelled to share this one after the film's publicists emailed us yesterday with the link to the short behind-the-scenes video below...
|All Is Lost starring Robert Redford trying to survive the elements. Photo: Richard Foreman.|
Read on for the movie synopsis and featurette film...
Academy Award® winner Robert Redford stars in All Is Lost, an open-water thriller about one man's battle for survival against the elements after his sailboat is destroyed at sea. Written and directed by Academy Award nominee J.C. Chandor (Margin Call) with a musical score by Alex Ebert (Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros), the film is a gripping, visceral and powerfully moving tribute to ingenuity and resilience.
Deep into a solo voyage in the Indian Ocean, an unnamed man (Redford) wakes to find his 39-foot yacht taking on water after a collision with a shipping container left floating on the high seas. With his navigation equipment and radio disabled, the man sails unknowingly into the path of a violent storm. Despite his success in patching the breached hull, his mariner's intuition, and a strength that belies his age, the man barely survives the tempest.
Using only a sextant and nautical maps to chart his progress, he is forced to rely on ocean currents to carry him into a shipping lane in hopes of hailing a passing vessel. But with the sun unrelenting, sharks circling and his meager supplies dwindling, the ever-resourceful sailor soon finds himself staring his mortality in the face.
Featurette from Yahoo Movies:
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For more about this movie, here is the Official website: http://allislostfilm.com
Collaborative reviews on metacritic.com: http://www.metacritic.com/movie/all-is-lost