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.
Written November 03, 2013
Does not reach the shore!!
Great acting.. best yet for Redford. And mostly a courageous decisions by the director.
After all that intriguing silence.. the music ANNOUNCES the emotion taking place
on the screen.
And just a few 'breaks' in the 'established reality'..
the life raft would have had a beacon. HE probably on such a voyage would have had one on his ankle or at least on foul weather gear..
How did he keep THE SAME eyeglasses...which appear after numerous chaotic events..
and had produced real anxiety as to how he would handle the sextant and charts without them...
but again.. great acting and great concept..
all dissipated by ending...
Written May 06, 2016
My wife, basically a non-sailor, and I, an avid sailor, watched "All is Lost" yesterday. The first word out of our mouths spontaneously was "Wow." We both thought it was that good and highly recommend it. The drama was intense, Redford did an excellent job, and the boat footage and scenery were great.
That said, we are not sure non-sailors would get as much out of it. Also, older kids would get more out of it than younger ones. I also had some minor issues with a few technical things, like not setting jack lines and Redford tethering himself to the lifelines. There are some other issues sailors can see for themselves..
Anyway, we recommend it, especially on the big screen.
Written October 28, 2013
I love Mr. Redford, I really do, and I really wanted to love this movie, but I couldn't. If you want to sit in a movie theatre for two hours watching someone get wet from waves, falling in the ocean, and wading though a sinking boat to do various things, some of which were not interesting, nor do they make sense (RR shaving??). Suspense was awkwardly wrought when sharks were circling the life raft - note to everyone who does not live near an ocean- sharks do not jump into boats or rafts to look for food, there is lots of game in the actual ocean. Too bad real story telling was lost by the abandonment of words, or images from RR's mind! Boy the director could have used a tutorial from 'Gravity' to know how self reflection in the face of death looks when it is meaningful. We left wishing we cared more that RR suffered thirst and hunger, was hit on the head when he was tossed around in a storm, lost his boat, and hope of rescue. I sad waste of time and money making this movie.
Written November 12, 2013
All is Lost is boring . It is waste of your time and money. I love Robert Redford but he is not believable in this movie. He seems ill prepared for what I would think would be potential disasters. Don't even rent this movie unless you have insomnia.