All Is Lost 2013

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Academy Award winner Robert Redford stars in All Is Lost, an open-water thriller about one man's battle for survival against the elements after his yacht is destroyed at sea.

Starring:
Robert Redford
Runtime:
1 hour, 45 minutes

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All Is Lost

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Product Details

Genres Drama, Action & Adventure
Director J.C. Chandor
Starring Robert Redford
Studio NBCUniversal
BBFC rating Suitable for 12 years and over
Rental rights 48 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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3.7 out of 5 stars

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51 of 54 people found the following review helpful By R. J. Lister on 26 Dec. 2013
Format: DVD
Robert Redford is alone. He's nameless, listed as "Our Man" in the credits. For unknown reasons, he's drifting on a yacht in the Indian Ocean when he collides with a cargo container, damaging his vessel. This incident is the first of many. Over eight days it starts to look like some kind of test from the Almighty. All is Lost is a film about hope: how long it can stay burning, and when the candle will be pinched out.

Ironically, the films this most resembles are The Perfect Storm and Gravity, both of which suffered from a badly miscast George Clooney. Here, the casting of Redford is perfect. An actor of his history and status comes with enormous baggage; and, like Tom Hanks's Captain Phillips, it is remarkable and moving to see him throw all that baggage overboard and deliver a selfless and subtle performance of real force.

This is an "experience" movie, almost entirely without dialogue. It's all about the details of a man, alone with his skill and his temperament. The storm scenes are terrifying. The quiet scenes are equally devastating. Coming hot on the heels of Gravity, an equally high concept disaster movie, I would say All is Lost is the less showy and more effective film.
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19 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Kona TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 24 Nov. 2013
Format: DVD
A man wakes up to find his tiny yacht sinking in the middle of the Indian Ocean. He's alone with no radio, but his experience and resourcefulness help him save the boat (until the next disaster strikes). Again and again, he uses every bit of knowledge he has to pump, patch, fix, and dry out. And that works...for a while.

This outstanding survival movie has just one character, Our Man, played by Robert Redford. He utters only a handful of words, there is no sentimental subplot or corny flashbacks filled with regret to pluck at our heartstrings. Our Man is stoic and smart, and though the repair-the-boat scenes border on documentary-style, it's all riveting, and I gasped and sighed aloud often. We hear very little music but a lot of the relentless, all-powerful water and wind.

Going in, I thought this was a true story and was disappointed to learn it wasn't. It's intense and exciting and Redford is perfect in it. Highly recommended, especially for anyone who is anyone who is (crazy enough to be) going boating on the open sea.
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25 of 28 people found the following review helpful By D. Krol TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 9 Jan. 2014
Format: DVD
***This review is for the film only***

Where do I start? First off, my apologies for the title, it's terrible I know but hey ho :-)

As for the film, it's basically one man in a boat, there's no backstory, no other people, almost no dialogue and no unnecessary Hollywood fluff, just simply the story of one man against the elements and what a wonderfully gripping story it turns out to be.

Robert Redford plays an unnamed yachtsman, deep on a solo voyage in the Indian Ocean, when out of nowhere, he is hit by catastrophe.
What follows is an epic struggle for survival between man and the elements, the will to live and to survive the very worst of what mother nature can throw at you.

It's amazing that Redford is almost 80 years old and yet still has the character and athleticism to perform the stunts and challenges that he faces. He doesn't look a day over 55 and copes with all of the climbing and jumping, far better than I would at 37. You'll be knee deep with him as he lifts, climbs, carries, pushes and pulls his way around the boat to keep it afloat. and by the end of the film you'll almost feel exhausted for watching him do it. It's exciting and at times claustrophobic but it's also tense and seat edging to the very end.

This film might not be to everyone's tastes and I do understand that, it's more of an experience than a simple movie, but fans of Redford himself, or simply fans of battle for survival against the elements films, such as The perfect storm for example, will find something of value here.

For a film with only one actor in it and very little dialogue, it's certainly never dull and keeps your attention throughout.
It's beautifully shot and expertly directed and you really do care about what happens to Redford's character.

Does he survive? Now that would be telling.

A must see movie experience. 8/10
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By The Movie Guy TOP 500 REVIEWER on 5 Jan. 2014
Format: DVD
This is another one man survivor film. There is no scenic Earth in the background, no tiger, not even a Wilson ball. Who is this guy? We don't know why we should care about a man who has accumulated enough wealth that he can take off by himself and sail around the world..or whatever it is he is attempting to do.

Redford's boat is hit by a floating sealand which allows in water to disable his emergency equipment, storms ravage the rest of his boat and he floats around in a life raft attempting to make contact with the same vessels that carry said sealands.

Redford doesn't say much. I wish he had talked to himself more. I was bored as I watched the struggle, waiting for the inevitable sharks and near rescue attempts.

In order to give a film which sucked eggs meaning I will attempt to explain its metaphor. In this film the sealand shipping lane represents the inevitable passage of taking souls to safety. Redford, struck by the "hand of God" i.e. sealand prepares his soul for the final journey until the god Maersk takes him home. The film highlights the theological idea that God gives and takes away and he has a purpose, which is delivery of overpriced sneakers to the US made in Asian sweatshops at all costs, so don't get in his way.

The film would have been worth watching if they made Redford the owner of the evil sneaker company and hence ironically gets disabled by his own greedy hand. This would have been easy to do with a flashback, intro, or even a prop. Nope. Just a guy in the proverbial boat in another well acted overrated film that lacks serious entertainment value.
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