Every second counts
James Franco, Amber Tamblyn, Kate Mara, Treat Williams, Kate Burton, Clémence Poésy
|Screenplay||Danny Boyle, Simon Beaufoy, from the book by Aron Ralston|
|Cinematography||Enrique Chediak, Anthony Dod Mantle|
|Sound formats||Dolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS|
|SA distributor||Nu Metro|
|Produced by||Cloud Eight Films, Film4, Everest Entertainment, Darlow Smithson Productions, Dune Entertainment III, HandMade Films, Pathé|
|Language||Moderate, very infrequent, in context|
|Violence||Accidental violence, moderate horror scene of survival: arm cut off, bloody|
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|Sex / Nudity
||Blood / Gore / Gross
|Guns / Weapons
||Alcohol / Drugs
||Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
|Frightening / Tense Scenes
||Tense Family Scenes
||Topics to talk about
What the Critics say
|Cape Argus / The Star|
Zane Henry Stuck on entertaining thriller
Jeanne Calitz Vertolking,regie laat ware verhaal uitblink
Stephen Farber A cliffhanger supreme
Pete Hammond With a tour-de-force performance from James Franco and an imaginative shooting style that relies on two cameras and inventive angles, what could have been static and deadly dull comes blazingly to life in this powerful and compelling story of one man's will to survive.
|Chicago Sunday Times|
Roger Ebert It's rather awesome what an entertaining film Danny Boyle has made with 127 Hours. Yes, entertaining.
Jason Anderson Thanks to the tightly controlled performance by James Franco, Boyle and Simon Beaufoy’s economical script and the continually inventive camera work by Anthony Dod Mantle and Enrique Chediak, 127 Hours becomes something richer than a real-life horror show.
James Berardinelli Boyle has made a singularly intense motion picture that tells in narrative form the same tale that has been related in TV documentaries. This is a fascinating story of determination and survival that deserves to be told. It is ultimately uplifting but it's tough going to get to that point.
Peter Travers Boyle, the visionary behind Trainspotting, 28 Days Later and his Oscar-winning Slumdog Millionaire, pumps every frame of 127 Hours with cinematic adrenaline that declares war on the dull gravity of docudrama.
C. Fuchs While I wasn't as completely impressed with this film compared to some of Boyle's past offerings (and especially his last one), it's still quite good.
Tomatometer As gut-wrenching as it is inspirational, 127 Hours unites one of Danny Boyle's most beautifully exuberant directorial efforts with a terrific performance from James Franco.
What the People say
Average .. 80%