127 Hours Synopsis
the true story of mountain climber Aron Ralston's adventure to save himself after a boulder crashes down on his arm and traps him in an isolated Utah canyon.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
A true-life adventure that turns into a one-man disaster movie - and the darker it gets, the more enthralling it becomes.
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100

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Only a truly visionary filmmaker could take a story largely set in a cramped canyon and give it a sense of openness and hope.
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90

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
It's exciting, stirring, often funny, sometimes lyrical and unusually thoughtful. And, with that one egregious exception, genuinely...
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90

The Hollywood Reporter

By Stephen Farber
All of the key creative personnel contribute to the movie's nail-biting tension and unexpectedly moving finale. Jon Harris's editing is...
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88

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Like the A.R. Rahman score that drives the movie, the triumphant 127 Hours pays fitting tribute to Aron by being thrillingly alive.
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88

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
It's a coming-of-age story - blunt, mythic, gut-wrenching.
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88

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
The scene appalls but doesn't offend; it's a "Worst-Case-Scenario Survival Handbook'' nightmare that resonates on the metaphysical level.
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70

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
Once Franco's on his own, everything is played across this terrific actor's deceptively goofy face.
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70

NPR

By Ella Taylor
Even by my super-wimp standards, Aron's exit is surprisingly coy, coming from a filmmaker who gets his kicks from goosing the hell out of...
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
127 Hours, about an unimaginably unbearable experience, is pretty much an unbearable experience of its own. And yet, it must be said, it's...
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127 Hours=Amazing!

By michellekd_6
(Possible Spoilers) This movie about a man who gets his arm stuck behind a rock could be the most boring thing ever, but it's NOT! This movie was beautifully made from the music, the scenery, to...

Inspirational film depicting the will to survive...

By lovestalentmoviefan
...definitely gutpunched me. I didn't know the particulars of Aron's story. I left pretty awed,and encouraged that we can get through things with enough will. As for the acting,direction etc...very...

One word AMAZING!

By seanmcnally17
i LOVED this movie awesome acting the best movie ever !!!! defiantly a MustGO!...

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Excellent

By jnicholson124
Loved the film, James Franco is brilliant. Had to look away at some parts, but it added to the intensity and realism. Highly recommend....

127 review

By brandonfoust
The portrayal of this actual event was awesome. The struggle that the climber goes through and the events leading up to it are life changing, the journey the director takes you on is pretty cool. It...

Five Word Review

By Buttercup69tiger
JAMES FRANCO GETS THE OSCAR...

HOMER STUCK IN A CRACK

By rawvibes
I’m trying to understand a outdoors guy who works in a sport/outdoor store goes up to the rocky canyons for a fun day. He takes a crappy knife, no hammer, doesn’t tell anyone, no cell/radio/gps, no...

Far too predictable

By JohnBear
Okay, so I'm going to preface this by saying that i knew how this movie was going to end up, despite not knowing anything about the movie. Knowing this, and maybe because I was also possibly tired,...

mind blowing and insane

By sasquatchHoss50
After you see what he went through and what he did you will never complain again...

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Rated R | For Language and some disturbing violent content/bloody images
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Pause for kids 17 & under True story of trapped hiker is intense, powerful, gruesome.
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