Written October 29, 2013
A film purist's delight. Only one spoken word in main film. Acted to perfection by Redford - it would have been easy to overdo, but he didn't. Tight shots were poetry; underwater scenes tugged at imagination and emotion all at once. Desperately wanted to recall the precise narrative at prologue; it was the blueprint. Adored every second; brought Cast Away to another level and a true art form.
Written July 30, 2014
Redford is known for many great projects, both as an actor and as a director, and I feel he may very well be awarded this year for his exceptional acting in this film.
I've tried to imagine other actors in this role, and I can't quite see it. Not to say that no other actor could do it but after you see the film, ask yourself if anyone could have done it better. I don't think so. It's written and directed in a way that it's success depends on an emotional connection between the actor and the audience. Redford has you inside 5 minutes and carries you with him all the way to the credits. With so few words spoken throughout the entire film, the theater was absolutely silent as we all hung on to see what would happen.
Extremely well written and directed. A rare kind of film that deserves high marks for artistic merit in cinema. Is it a film I'll buy an watch over and over again? I don't know. But you must go and see it.
Written November 21, 2013
It's a nicely made film nevertheless. Fans must have been hungered for Redford a long while. So, this is what lured me to see it, since the critics say it's a MUST GO. Well.... I would say "SHOULD GO". It's the story about a man who's brave enough to set sail all alone, only to be presented with many surprises. The wonder of it is that at every turn he's come up with some smart maneuver to get out of it, either by reaching deep into his intelligence to deal with it, or into his deep cache to come up with a miracle tool, or even stire, to deal with it. It's really a miracle that were were given so many tools, so we should NEVER be afraid to set sail into the wind/sea alone.
Written November 02, 2013
One of the few good movies I've ever seen, the best since a while. It's scary on a different level, it will take you inside the adventure like never before. It's just brilliant on all levels!
Written November 22, 2013
Maybe if you are a saiing afficianado you will appreciate this movie. It seemed to me to be the same problems over and over. I also felt a little sea sick watching all that water.