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December 21, 2012
(NY, LA; Expands Wide 01/04/13)
PG-13 , 1 hr 43 min
1,640 Fan Ratings
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Synopsis: A vacationing couple and their three sons become caught up in Thailand's 2004 tsunami.
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Juan Antonio Bayona
Jomjai Sae-limh "Maew"
Red Cross Nurse
Old Thai Man
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The Hollywood Reporter
The Impossible is one of the most emotionally realistic disaster movies in recent memory -- and certainly one of the most frightening in...
Wall Street Journal
By Joe Morgenstern
Yet it's not just the visuals that make the movie what it is, a thrilling, if also punishing, tale of heroic endurance. The Impossible,...
By Peter Travers
The go-for-broke intensity and emotional layering Watts brings to her role is an acting triumph. And McGregor matches her in a performance...
By Steven Rea
Watts is extraordinary - she manages both the physical and emotional demands of the role, with soul-deep conviction.
By Claudia Puig
This is a tale not only of epic disaster but also of resilience. The Impossible is a nimbly acted drama that is at once a stellar visual...
By Lisa Schwarzbaum
It's agony, in a rewarding way, to squirm and cringe and groan through an ordeal so realistically re-created.
New York Daily News
By Elizabeth Weitzman
The most memorable turn, however, comes from young Holland. There is not a moment in which Lucas' fear, or unexpected courage, feels less...
San Francisco Chronicle
By Mick LaSalle
If one person survives and 6 million are killed, or one person gets out and 3,000 are crushed, it's not really a happy ending - or even an...
By Jeannette Catsoulis
Starring flying debris and surging walls of water, The Impossible takes the template of the old-timey disaster movie, strips it to the bone...
By Ty Burr
An earnest, extremely grueling, prodigiously crafted true-life drama that takes one of the worst natural disasters in recorded history and...
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Rated PG-13 | For Disturbing Injury Images, Brief Nudity and Intense Realistic Disaster Seq
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Very intense story of family's survival against the odds.
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