Set in 1898, this movie is based on the true story of two lions in Africa that killed 35 people over a nine month period, while a bridge engineer and an experienced old hunter tried to kill... See full summary »
An eccentric and dogmatic inventor sells his house and takes his family to Central America to build an ice factory in the middle of the jungle. Conflicts with his family, a local preacher ... See full summary »
Honduran teenager Sayra reunites with her father, an opportunity for her to potentially realize her dream of a life in the U.S. Moving to Mexico is the first step in a fateful journey of ... See full summary »
Marco Antonio Aguirre,
Twenty-something Richard travels to Thailand and finds himself in possession of a strange map. Rumours state that it leads to a solitary beach paradise, a tropical bliss - excited and intrigued, he sets out to find it.
A father and his son walk alone through burned America. Nothing moves in the ravaged landscape save the ash on the wind and water. It is cold enough to crack stones, and, when the snow falls it is gray. The sky is dark. Their destination is the warmer south, although they don't know what, if anything, awaits them there. They have nothing: just a pistol to defend themselves against the lawless cannibalistic bands that stalk the road, the clothes they are wearing, a rusting shopping cart of scavenged food--and each other. Written by
The shooting schedule involved 9 hours of shooting during each day. Kodi Smit-McPhee was unavailable for 3 of those hours as he was being schooled. See more »
In the beginning, the Man is shown to only have two bullets in his revolver. But when we see the front the revolver after he cocked the hammer and pointed the gun at the urinating gangster we see two rounds in the cylinder. The cylinder will rotate again if the hammer is pulled back, so when he fired seconds later the hammer would have hit an empty chamber. See more »
The Road is an excellent atmosphere film, and it delivers the feeling of bleakness and desperation incredibly well, and the cinematography and music compliment that atmosphere perfectly. Unfortunately, that runs out of gas halfway through the film when the viewer realizes that it's not going anywhere, and that the characters - though well-played - are just not interesting or sympathetic enough to really be cared for in any way. Ultimately the film lacks in both soul and story structure
worst of all, the ending, which is supposed to be bitter-sweet, is
more likely to raise a very unfitting chuckle. The Road is not by any means a bad movie, but for the price it demands from the viewer in emotional exhaustion, it's just not worth it. I'd recommend it to film-students and cinematography enthusiasts only.
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