The Road

PhotobucketPhotobucketBleak, depressing road movie based on the Pulitzer Prize winning novel by Cormac McCarthy about survivors of the apocalypse.  With only the slightest trace of a story, this film is a fascinating study of the strong bond between a father and son.  Actors Viggo Mortensen and Kodi Smit-McPhee who play the central pair, are compelling and elevate what could have been just another variation of 28 Days Later, into something much more.  The pacing can be extremely lethargic at times,  but for those who are willing to be drawn in by the hypnotic gloom of this post apocalyptic world, the rewards are substantial.

5 Responses to “The Road”

  1. Ruben Acevedo Says:

    It was hard to watch at times, even scary. Acting was great.

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  2. I really enjoyed this movie, despite of a super depressing story line. The acting was very good, but I’m not sure I could watch it again. I left the movie theater hungry. Watching this will really make you really appreciate food and the small comforts we take for granted.

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  3. Such a draining watch with a skim story. But as you mentioned, this is really a relationship study with strong performances to boot. And strong direction.

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