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I was a little surprised there wasn't already a thread on this film. Watched the Blu-ray last night and was quite impressed with Redford's performance - a one-man show with less than 20 words of dialogue I would guess.

Nominated for 2 Golden Globes - Best Actor and Best Original soundtrack. Alex Ebert won for his original soundtrack, first time out, although his music has been in a few other films. The soundtrack like the film is very minimalist. Winner of a Golden Globe but passed over entirely for an Academy Award nomination? Interesting...

Similarly could a role which is all physical acting with a minimum of dialogue be nominated for an Oscar? I guess not. The sole Oscar nomination is for sound editing, which is well deserved, the DTS-MA soundfield on the Blu-ray was well executed and contributed greatly to the movie especially during the storm sequence.

This film has much in common with Gravity, one person's attempt to survive in a hostile environment, but there are other similarities.

It's a shame that Redford was not recognized for his tour de force performance, at least with an Oscar nomination. Recommended. 9/10.

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It's a shame that Redford was not recognized for his tour de force performance, at least with an Oscar nomination. Recommended. 9/10.

Yeah, that was ridiculous, from everything I've heard about his performance. Very much looking forward to this one.
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Castaway, Hell in the Pacific, and now All is Lost rounding out the top 3 movies with fewest words per minute in a film that I can recall seeing.

I liked it thoroughly. It is a simple story, simply shot. You certainly feel yourself there with him as he struggles to survive and the comparison to Gravity is appropriate although I think this movie is far easier to feel immersed in as most of us have taken a ride on the water. smile.gif

It's certainly worth the watch and the ending was perfect in my opinion (and more believable than Gravity - no hate mail please).

 

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I watched this on cable a couple of days ago, and was pretty pleased with it. To be honest with the lack of dialogue I was expecting to be skipping forward here and there on this one, and was quite surprised that it held my attention and seemed to go by quickly. Worth watching, IMHO.
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This is available over here also will give it a rent
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It should be used as a training video to showcase why you "do not" go blue water sailing by yourself.

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Don't forget the memorable credits

Great Movie.. So good I watched the credits.


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