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All Is Lost

(DVD)
Average Rating: 3 stars out of 5.
All Is Lost
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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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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.

Sep 13, 2014
  • trotter73 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

great movie.

I couldn't help but laugh. He had the worst string of bad luck I've ever seen.

Sep 13, 2014
  • 3romm3la rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

Boring. The character finds himself in a perilous situation but you don't get a sense of it from his behaviour. He seems to be going through the motions.

visually compelling story of life and death. truly amazing work of art. i wish the dvd included some extras that provide some insight into sailing. i felt like i should know when mistakes or miscalculations were made by the main character.

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Mar 10, 2014
  • jjd66 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

ALL IS LOST - Official Theatrical Trailer (HD)

About Starring Robert Redford, All is Lost is J.C. Chandor's follow-up film to his Oscar-nominated film, Margin Call. NOW PLAYING Description The film stars Robert Redford in what critics are calling a "tour de force" performance.

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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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