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127 Hours (2010)
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Intense and Impressive, 24 February 2013
9/10

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For those who are squeamish, it would be a shame to miss this inspirational movie simply because of its graphical scene towards the end. 127 hours does not only tell you the story of Aron Ralston's journey gone wrong, it almost makes you experience the isolation and emotions that are felt yourself. The beautiful yet eerie Utah scenery and Boyle's camera shots add a lot to the unique feel of the movie. Franco carries the movie almost entirely by himself and delivers a strong and convincing performance, that in my eyes couldn't have been done any better.

It seems almost impossible to make a movie about a hiker trapped in the same place for five days without making it boring or long-winded. Danny Boyle's originality and attention to detail prove the opposite and hold your attention for the full 90 minutes. It's so much more than the story suggest, it's not all about a man cutting off his arm. It's about life-or-death, it's about hopelessness and courage. It's an intense and impressive movie that I surely won't forget any time soon.