All is Lost Sunday, 22 September 2019

All is Lost

Additional Info

  • Rating:

    M: Infrequent coarse language.

  • The pitch:

    Our Man versus sea.

  • Starring:

    Robert Redford

  • Directed by:

    J.C. Chandor

  • Running time:

    101 minutes

  • Rated:

    M (Australia), 12A (UK), PG-13 (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE:

    A man is thrown overboard. A man is knocked unconscious. Boating accident. Burning objects. Blood/gore: Bloody forehead. Infected scar. Wound-cleaning, wound-dressing. Severe sunburn.

  • SEX/NUDITY:

    None.

  • VICES/DRUG USE:

    Alcohol (spirits).

  • LANGUAGE:

    F-word. Religious exclamation.

  • THEMES:

    Sailing, capsizing, hopelessness, repairs, maintenance, flotsam, survival, isolation, communications, weather, sextants, floating adrift, desperation, mapping, family.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS:

    SOS call. Fish, crabs, sea creatures, sharks. Thunder, lightning. Fire, fishing, flares. Vomiting, spitting. High camera aerials.

  • CRITICS LIKE:

    Near-wordless, abstract, mysterious, nail-biting, intimate, terrifying, involving, unforgettable, breathtaking, exciting, minimalist, extraordinary, tense, metaphoric, eloquent, abstract, austere. Commanding performance from Robert Redford, heart-stopping finale, deft execution, varied score.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE:

    A little too pared down for some, subpar CGI.

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