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All Is Lost

Average Rating: 3 stars out of 5.
All Is Lost
An open-water thriller about one man's battle for survival against the elements after his sailboat is destroyed at sea. 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.
Edition: Spanish subtitled version
Branch Call Number: DVD MOVIE A
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (approximately 106 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
4 3/4 in., rda
digital, optical, surround, Dolby Digital 5.1, rda
laser optical, NTSC, rda
video file, DVD video, Region 1, rda


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Dec 16, 2014
  • user999 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I liked it. Felt very real and engaging.

Dec 14, 2014
  • christopherfry rated this: 1.5 stars out of 5.

Spoiler coming. Script was one page, one actor only, and no soundtrack. It's a long laborious effort to get us to the end, where the point of the movie is finally revealed. It's a philosophical tale telling us that the transition from life to death is seamless. He is not rescued. (note the bright flash of white light) The 105 prior minutes are superfluous. Made for $8.5 mil with box office of $10 mil.

Dec 08, 2014
  • nfentonn rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

Story about a man at sea whose boat suffers a hole in its side and the next eight days. The movie felt like eight days. No dialogue no soundtrack. A better movie about a man alone at sea is Life of Pi.

Nov 24, 2014
  • kalua1969 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

I was a bit mixed in feelings on how to really rate this movie? A part of me felt that it was dull, lacking dialog, and too drawn out of mundane tasks of a man alone at sea. But the other side of me felt this was exactly what the filmaker / actor wanted to convey...the loneliness, isolation, and desperation of a man in distress on the open ocean.

With that in mind, I felt this movie really did an excellent job in depicting that. As always, Robert Redford did a stellar performance of a desperate man fighting for survival with what little he had in supply and knowledge (a quite amusing scene of him attempting to figure out how to use a navigational sextant, when this should be one of the key bits of knowledge any seaman should already possess). A simple storyline for what it is, great special effects during the arrival of the storm, and a somewhat surprising ending to cap off a well-done movie. Definitely one to add to your "watch" list someday.

Nov 19, 2014
  • kevfarley rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

The best movie about man-at-sea since Spencer Tracy in "The Old Man and The Sea".

But this is the better film,.. because there is no voice-over, and because of the surperbly better acting by Redford !
(And if you know a bit about sailing, its edge-of-seat fearful !)
I'm not a Redford fan, but he should have got an Oscar.

Nov 19, 2014
  • NewYorkViews rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Interesting lost at sea story that reveals what an excellent actor Robert Redford is.

Oct 05, 2014
  • movie20 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Well done. I was surprised by the ending.

Sep 25, 2014
  • wtbarrett rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

Hilarious! I thought it should have been a comedy. Too stupid to be remotely believable. Not Redford's best work. Not comparable to the Horse Whisperer by a long shot.

Sep 23, 2014
  • mexicanadiense rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

A remarkable achievement by the actor and production team. If you enjoy classic man v. nature films like "Life of Pi" or "Castaway" you will enjoy this...just don't expect much in the way of witty banter as Mr Redford doesn't even get a volleyball to play off of here!

Sep 20, 2014
  • BloomFree rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

This film probably works best for those who can imagine themselves in the same predicament as the boater. I enjoyed the visual effects of the sea and sea-life.

The beginning was a beautiful statement about regret so it wasn't completely soundless. It was understandable that the man found way to try to keep himself calm and sane while he hoped to get lucky and be rescued.

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Mar 22, 2014
  • jimg2000 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

from IMDB: Our Man: 13th of July, 4:50 pm. I'm sorry... I know that means little at this point, but I am. I tried, I think you would all agree that I tried. To be true, to be strong, to be kind, to love, to be right. But I wasn't. And I know you knew this. In each of your ways. And I am sorry. All is lost here... except for soul and body... that is, what's left of them... and a half-day's ration. It's inexcusable really, I know that now. How it could have taken this long to admit that I'm not sure... but it did. I fought 'til the end, I'm not sure what this worth, but know that I did. I have always hoped for more for you all... I will miss you. I'm sorry.


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