Written July 30, 2016
Terrific movie - the subject was handled in a respectful and humane manner in dedication to the thousands of lives lost during the Indonesian tsunami.
It was great to see so many survivors pulling together to help others, and the ending was touching. Good movie, but be ready to cry a lot
Written February 24, 2017
This was an amazing movie! It grabbed you from the minute the wave hit the resort. Extremely emotional and powerful. If you don't leave that movie with a new appreciation for your wife and children, then you don't have a heart!
Written January 25, 2017
Since this was a true story and you know what's going to happen, you brace yourself from the start..just waiting. Once the waves roll in and the family drama begins you are breathless. Incredible acting from the entire cast. The kids are so moving. You feel everyone's pain. You really need a big cocktail after just to calm your nerves...a must to see!
Written January 19, 2017
This movie was amazing.
The special effects were great, the actors both young and old were amazing!
I want to go see it again.
Thank you for a well directed movie
Written January 18, 2017
J.A. Bayona directed one of my favorite horror movies of recent years, The Orphanage, and being unaware this was his film, I was a bit surprised to see his name scroll in the director credit for this true story tsunami drama. His melodramatic approach here is typical of disaster films and though it's better than most in that grain, it ultimately felt too tidy for my taste. I liked Ewan McGregor's performance as much as Naomi Watts' but wouldn't say either was exceedingly deserving of an acting nomination. Oh and what's with the subtle yet pointed anti-Americanism? I get that most of the world has a general dislike for the U.S. but what is its relevance to this tragic situation? Was there heavy criticism for our relief efforts with this particular disaster of which I was (blissfully) unaware? 3.25 stars (out of 5)