• Released
  • December 21, 2012
  • (NY, LA; Expands Wide 01/04/13)
  • PG-13 , 1 hr 43 min
  • Drama

Captivating, but also troubling

By rgmarkey
Written September 28, 2013
The real tsunami at the heart of this movie was brutal, and it's fascinating and scary to think about what it would have been like to have been swept away by it. The sense of anxiety, fear, hopelessness, frustration. It must have been truly horrific. But somehow I came away from this feeling empty. The family at the center of the movie certainly went through a hellish few days. But the truth is that once they had survived the initial events, it was inevitable they would find each other. So the drama was sort of "sucked out" of this movie once you knew they all survived the first couple of days. Somehow, the anguish and anxiety they suffered felt almost trivial next to what was happening to the families around them, who had lost everything and everyone.
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Amazing!

By MissB08
Written January 07, 2013
This is one of, if not the, best movie I've seen this year. That's really saying something, because I go to a lot of movies. Do yourself a favor and go!
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Written June 30, 2013
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EPIC

By joe3136
Written January 21, 2013
If Naomi Watts is overlooked for the Oscar for that child Jennifer Lawrence, I will be pissed. She deserves an Oscar more than any woman in recent memory for this role. WHat that must have taken out of her as a mother....stunning performance. AMazing experience that will always haunt me
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A Testament to the Human Spirit

By KEAL04
Written January 06, 2013
Just got back from seeing The Impossible - an excellent movie. The acting in it is fantastic especially the boy who plays Lucas. I could have used an entire box of Kleenex; the emotional tribute to the human spirit is deeply moving. The musical score definitely enhances this. Several people who attended the same showing were as blown away as I was. All we could do was sit there watching the credits roll as we tried to return to everyday life. Three thumbs up!
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