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127 Hours (2010)

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Critic Consensus: As gut-wrenching as it is inspirational, 127 Hours unites one of Danny Boyle's most beautifully exuberant directorial efforts with a terrific performance from James Franco.

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"127 Hours" is the true story of mountain climber Aron Ralston's remarkable adventure to save himself after a fallen boulder crashes on his arm and traps him in an isolate canyon in Utah. Over the next five days, Ralston examines his life and survives the elements to finally discover he has the courage and the wherewithal to extricate himself by any means necessary, scale a 65 foot wall and hike over eight miles before he is finally rescued. Throughout his journey, Ralston recalls friends, lovers, family, and the last two people he ever had the chance to meet? A visceral thrilling story that will take an audience on a never before experienced journey and prove what we can do when we choose life.

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Critic Reviews for 127 Hours

All Critics (238) | Top Critics (63)

This may be a great film, and an ingenious film, but only if you've the stomach for it.

August 30, 2018 | Full Review…

Any film that relies on one actor to carry the movie demands a lot of its leading man but James Franco applies a youthful exuberance that makes him so watchable it's all viewers could do not to blink.

May 14, 2018

Franco... delivers a solid performance as the strapping climber who shows his vulnerability when he reflects back on his life--the mistakes he's made and the moments he may miss.

September 11, 2017 | Rating: B | Full Review…

It's an incredible performance by Franco, walking the line between what once was enthusiasm but now is manic desperation.

August 12, 2011 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

As a follow-up to Slumdog Millionaire, 127 Hours shows Danny Boyle at the top of his form -- it's not a story many filmmakers would want to tackle, and few would handle it as well.

February 10, 2011 | Rating: 4/5

That director Danny Boyle makes us feel the shock of relief as Ralston finally pulls away from his stony prison signals just how immersive a piece of first-person story-telling this is.

February 9, 2011 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for 127 Hours

Boyle seems to care only about his own direction, as he invests in a heavy-handed, tumultuous approach, using everything from pointless subjective cameras to split screens, but leaves the story without a clear purpose. What saves the film, though, is Franco's strong performance.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

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½

Danny Boyle e James Franco, mostram seus talentos neste indicado ao Oscar.

Lucas Martins
Lucas Martins

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That Sigur Ros music cue towards the end never fails to make me tear up.

Liam Gadd
Liam Gadd

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