Sunday, April 24, 2011

My Netflix Movie Review: 127 Hours

"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 isolated 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 can be rescued. Throughout his journey, Ralston recalls friends, lovers, family, and the two hikers he met before his accident. Will they be the last two people he ever had the chance to meet?" ~Fox Searchlight Pictures  
General Movie Info:
Genre: Biography, Drama, Adventure
Plot: While exploring a canyon a man's arm becomes trapped under a boulder and he needs to take desperate measure to save his life.  
Rated: R

My thoughts:
While it is not an instant classic, 127 Hours did not disappoint.  Since the movie was based on a true story, I was aware of the general plot, the climax, and the general conclusion prior to watching the movie.  However, this did not detract  me from enjoying the movie.  The acting was good, but the way the story was presented is what made it a worthwhile movie.  I would definitely recommend 127 Hours.

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