The Impossible

Nothing is more powerful than the human spirit.


The Impossible
Set during the 2004 Christmas tsunami, this is a close-up look at how one tourist family was hit by the tragedy, and how they ultimately managed to survive, even though they were separated from each other and suffered a great deal during the ordeal. The film has garnered numerous nominations and awards.

114 minutes.
No persons under 13 (Violence).
Drama, Thriller, On the art circuit

Showtimes

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Credits

Cast
Naomi Watts, Ewan McGregor, Tom Holland, Samuel Joslin, Oaklee Pendergast, Marta Etura
Director
Juan Antonio Bayona
ScreenplaySergio G. Sánchez, Maria Belón
MusicFernando Velázquez
CinematographyÓscar Faura
EditingElena Ruiz, Bernat Vilaplana
Sound formatsDolby Digital, Datasat
SoundtrackNot available
Made in2012
Produced byApaches Entertainment, Telecinco Cinema, Mediaset España, Canal+ España, Generalitat Valenciana, IVAC, ICAA, La Trini

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreDrama
LanguageNone
NudityBrief, non-sexual, exposed breasts
SexNone
ViolenceModerate to strong, realistic, bloody wounds (intense)
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
CommentsNone
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ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
4
Violence
5
Blood / Gore / Gross
5
Guns / Weapons
0
Profanity
1
Alcohol / Drugs
1
Smoking
0
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
1
Imitative Behaviour
2
Frightening / Tense Scenes
5
Jump Scenes
2
Tense Family Scenes
5
Music (Scary/Tense)
4
Music (Inappropriate)
0
Topics to talk about
5


Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Munya Vomo quote iconIt's the young cast who really make waves.
10
Die Burger
Paul Boekkooi quote iconSpaanse regiseur why hóé.
15
Cape Times
Deborah Young quote iconEmotional tsunami
20
iAfrica.com
Christy Lemire quote iconThe Impossible is about as subtle as a wall of water.
10
Rolling Stone
Peter Travers quote iconThe film is a remarkable visual achievement, made more affecting by the depth the actors bring to their characters. The go-for-broke intensity and emotional layering Watts brings to her role is an acting triumph. And McGregor matches her in a performance of ferocity and feeling.
18
ScreenIt
C. Fuchs quote icon From the harrowing special effects to the strong performances, The Impossible does the seemingly impossible in making a heartwarming story come out of an awful tragedy.
14
Metacritic.com
42 critics
15
Rottentomatoes critics
171 critics
15
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconThe screenplay isn't quite as powerful as the direction or the acting, but with such an astonishing real-life story at its center, The Impossible is never less than compelling.
16
Movie Review Query Engine
MRQE critics quote icon
15
Movie Review Intelligence
50 critics
15

What the People say

Internet
47163 Netizens
15

Average .. 74%

15

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