Thursday, February 20, 2014

All Is Lost (2013)

After a collision with a shipping container at sea, a resourceful sailor finds himself, despite all efforts to the contrary, staring his mortality in the face. [imdb]

Nominated for 1 Oscar:
Best Sound Editing

And here is yet another 2013 film that starts on the right note and doesn't end up so great. I appreciated the mood of the film, the big storms, the sounds and the visuals, but the story itself turns boring at some point. Robert Redford delivers a good performance, but this is not a film that would make an actor shine through his performance - it was all physically challenging, I bet, he gets one shouting scene, but otherwise it's all low key.

The original score is superb and I'm sad it didn't get nominated. If any justice, it should win Sound Editing, though it won't.

My rating for the film: 7.5/10.

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