MOVIEmeter
Top 5000
Up 578 this week

All Is Lost (2013)

6.9
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.9/10 from 40,733 users   Metascore: 87/100
Reviews: 257 user | 313 critic | 45 from Metacritic.com

After a collision with a shipping container at sea, a resourceful sailor finds himself, despite all efforts to the contrary, staring his mortality in the face.

Director:

Writer:

Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

with Prime Instant Video

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

Nic
a list of 35 titles
created 25 Feb 2013
 
a list of 24 titles
created 11 May 2013
 
a list of 22 titles
created 31 May 2013
 
a list of 27 titles
created 10 Jul 2013
 
a list of 25 titles
created 6 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "All Is Lost" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: All Is Lost (2013)

All Is Lost (2013) on IMDb 6.9/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of All Is Lost.

User Polls

Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 5 wins & 30 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
Edit

Storyline

Deep into a solo voyage in the Indian Ocean, an unnamed man (Redford) wakes to find his 39-foot yacht taking on water after a collision with a shipping container left floating on the high seas. With his navigation equipment and radio disabled, the man sails unknowingly into the path of a violent storm. Despite his success in patching the breached hull, his mariner's intuition and a strength that belies his age, the man barely survives the tempest. Using only a sextant and nautical maps to chart his progress, he is forced to rely on ocean currents to carry him into a shipping lane in hopes of hailing a passing vessel. But with the sun unrelenting, sharks circling and his meager supplies dwindling, the ever-resourceful sailor soon finds himself staring his mortality in the face. Written by Roadside Attractions

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

container | storm | yacht | boat | sailor | See more »

Taglines:

Never Give Up


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for brief strong language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

| |  »

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

7 November 2013 (Greece)  »

Also Known As:

All Is Lost  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Budget:

$9,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$93,583 (USA) (18 October 2013)

Gross:

$6,262,942 (USA) (21 February 2014)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The director adhered to what he termed his "bungee cord rule". A general shooting principle whereby the camera could not be above, below or farther from Redford than a cord could be stretched. Furthermore, in an effort to create a claustrophobic 'first mate intimacy' between audience and subject, DP Frank G. DeMarco filmed extensively within arm's reach of Redford using a 32mm lens on his Alexa camera. See more »

Goofs

The second time the boat does a complete roll the hatch to the cabin is completely open, yet when the man returns to the cabin the floor is completely dry. Water would have poured in through the open hatch until forming an air bubble at the bottom of the hatch (then upside down). See more »

Quotes

Our Man: 13th of July, 4:50 pm. I'm sorry. I know that means little at this point, but I am. I tried, I think you would all agree that I tried. To be true, to be strong, to be kind, to love, to be right. But I wasn't. And I know you knew this. In each of your ways. And I am sorry. All is lost here, except for soul and body, that is, what's left of them, and a half day's ration. It's inexcusable really, I know that now. How it could have taken this long to admit that I'm not sure, but it did. I fought ...
See more »

Crazy Credits

According to the credits "All is Lost was shot on three 1978 Cal 39 sailboats purchased from their owners in Southern California. These three boats generously gave themselves up for art: Tahoe, Tenacious, and Orion. They took their final sails in the Pacific Ocean and performed beautifully in the film as Our Mans's boat, the Virginia Jean. Rest in peace." See more »

Connections

Featured in 71st Golden Globe Awards (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Amen
Performed by Alex Ebert
Produced by Alex Ebert
Engineered and mixed by Alex Ebert and Matt Linesch
Courtesy of Community Music & Caravan Touchdown (ASCAP)
Administered by BMG Chrysalis
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

 
One Man in a Boat
12 October 2013 | by (London) – See all my reviews

One man in a boat - no back story, no people, (virtually) no dialogue and no unnecessary exposition - just one man against the elements and what a gripping story it is. Robert Redford plays an unnamed yachtsman deep in a solo voyage in the Indian Ocean when he is hit by catastrophe. Why he is there is not explained but that is not important. What follows is an epic struggle for survival between man and the elements. Fans of Robert Redford will be shocked by his aging good looks and this is accentuated by the sheer physicality of the role, which makes you wonder whether he is too old for the part, but Redford carries it off with aplomb. You'll be blowing hard with him as he lifts, climbs, carries, pushes and pulls his way around the boat. For a man three years shy of his 80th birthday, Redford shows that he is still supremely fit.

The director, J.C. Chandor, is fast developing a reputation for lean, mean electrifying storytelling and like his first film, 'Margin Call', another fat free but thrilling examination of the demise of Wall St, 'All is Lost' wastes no time in telling a simple story with skill, verve and edge-of-your-seat tension. What 'Jaws' did for sharks this film will do for yachts. The underwater shots reminds you of the best cinematography of the BBC's finest wildlife documentaries such as 'The Blue Planet' and the camera work of the boat beset by storms are nothing short of miraculous and astonishingly, seemingly free from CGI effects.

The fact that Redford does not talk (with one exception which will have you empathising hugely with the character – 'when it rains, it pours') turns the film into an intense character study and makes his plight even more compelling as you start to care deeply about his fate, so much so that by the end of the film, you are desperately hoping for a contrived ending. Does Redford's character survive? You will have to see the film to find out but what I can tell you is that tears will be rolling down your cheek at the closing credits but why......in sorrow or in relief?

With 'Gravity', another man versus the elements (albeit space) film, out in a few weeks time and gaining massive Oscar buzz as one of the best films of the year, 'All is Lost' can also be considered in the same breath as its more illustrious forebear and together with the imminent release of 'Captain Phillips', hearkens back to a time in the 70s when disaster films were all the rage with the triumvirate of 'The Towering Inferno', 'Airport 75' and 'Raid on Entebbe'.


92 of 144 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
All you people who gave this movie a four or less, johngaloway
My interpretation janmarpro
Why did he navigate his boat back to the floating box? sidney76
lousy survival movie iasimkhovich
Our Man is no common man gorkee
explanation please bethesdalass
Discuss All Is Lost (2013) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page