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Not a Wilson in sight.......,
This review is from: All Is Lost [Blu-ray]  [Region Free] (Blu-ray)
A man is sailing alone and wakes up one morning to find that a shipping container which had been adrift has rammed into his boat, gashing a hole which has allowed water into the boat's cabin.
The damage to the boat is more than superficial as many of the electrical and communications are no longer working, so he doesn't know his exact location, and he cannot communicate with anyone.
When he hits a storm, his situation worsens.......
Its a sound idea, and if it wasn't castaway on the high seas, it would have been more than just the Robert Redford show. Redford is good, he has to be, but sometimes you hear yourself thinking 'yes Robert, you've still got it, you don't have to prove it anymore, stop going into the water'.
One of the big problems is that there is no real danger or peril to the narrative. He hits a couple of storms, does something really silly after (the Burining of the paper is ridiculous) and then finds a solution to a problem.
Its beautiful to look at, some of the underwater shots are awe-inspiring, and the score is suitably haunting.
So all in all, it should have been something really special, but come the end you just keep thinking what happened to the tiger called Richard, and then realise your watching a different film.
Would make a great double bill with The Last Castle, another film where Redford shows he's still got it by taking his shirt off and move a lot of rocks....