Written November 09, 2013
I liked it. I'm a Robert Redford fan is why I liked it even more but the only thing is that there's no talking in the movie it's just this guy that's lost at sea, frustrated and sad. The cinematography was good as well as the scenery in the Indian ocean. Go see it.
Written February 06, 2016
I believe this was definitely a thoughtful movie, worth seeing, but it's hard to express the feeling we had when it was over -- I did feel like I was experiencing this with him, so in that way it's worth seeing. Robert Redford gave a great performance.
My husband did not care for it, however!
Written November 27, 2013
Stellar performance by Robert Redford. Even if he's silent though out the film - except one he screams out, "F**K!".He's at his best by his expression on his face. Face with his boat sunk in middle of the Indian Ocean, in his life raft, survived two storms and tired, frustrated, experienced, and more stressed out the deeper he goes into the abyss. My wife and I felt his pain and anguish. Until, he succumbs to enviable - his own death. I won't give away ending. But what a film!
Written February 08, 2016
Long way to go for an hour and a half. Redford was good but there is certainly no detail as to how he came to be sailing where he was or anything about him. Ending was predictable. Good lesson in the will to survive.
Written December 27, 2013
Can anyone explain the following:
*How can a steel container with its doors open, float 3ft out of the water?
* How can a boat moving at very slow speed be so weak as to suffer such a big hole?
*Why does our sailor not start the engine and pumps as a first priority?
*Why he then not shift weigh in the boat ( using the boom etc) to lean the boat away so water does not enter the hole?
*Why does he not use the sails and wind to do the same- immediately he is free?
*Why does he go back and smash into the container just to save a sea anchor?
* Why would an ocean going sailor venture far from the coast in such a poorly maintained vessel? ( radio arial corroded etc)
The questions go on …
The production team clearly has little experience and understanding of the sea, beyond that needed on a sunny saturday afternoon sail in the bay.
A very annoying film which would have been much improved with an attempt at portraying the sea and sailing as it really is.