Written January 05, 2013
You understand (as much as is possible) what it felt like to be there. I felt each stab of debris as victims tossed around in the tsunami. Amazing. I went back and watched you-tube videos of the tsunami and the film was spot on.
Written July 30, 2014
This movie made me want to jump into it and help these characters out; this movie depicts the unfortunate reality that a tsunami can cause and how you have to push forward with what you have after it is over. The fact that its a true story makes you realize that the human spirit is capable of enduring so many things and this movie is proof. Ladies and gentlemen must bring their tissues because if you do not (at the very least) swell up in tears, you cannot have been paying attention to this movie.
Written September 01, 2014
It felt appropriate to see this film on the final day, according to the Mayan calendar, of mankind’s existence; for many who survived the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, and the hundreds of thousands who perished, it was apocalyptic, and second only to the devastation of the 1556 earthquake in Shaanxi (Shensi), China...
Director J.A. Bayona’s magnificently horrifying, beautifully brutal scenes of the December 26th catastrophe, leave one breathless and shaking with its validity; how anyone survived is miraculous, “impossible”. The film is based upon a family of five who defied the odds; their tale is redemptive, cathartic, spiritual...
FOUR & 1/2 STARS!!!!
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Written January 06, 2013
I cannot believe how well done this move was put together. The gripping emotions in each scene. The screams, the pain, the misery were at times too much for me. Watts played her deteriorating condition perfectly. McGregor had 2 heart melting scenes and both were such a release of painful emotion that the theater was in tears.The child actors were flawless and well cast. I will never figure out how this enormous catastrophe was recreated to such realism. Absolutely amazing!
Full price okay.
Written January 20, 2013
Would have been a great story to see on 60 minutes but not a 2 hour movie!