127 Hours

Review: 127 Hours

By Galen
30 May 13

Solid but overrated flick.

I'm not a huge fan of Danny Boyle (the only film of his I would give 4 stars to would be Slumdog Millionaire). Here he does manage to wring some suspense out of having one guy trapped in an inhospitable place (though I would say the best movie with someone trapped alone would be the underrated Buried). Here it's only fascinating to a point, particularly when we know what he's going to have to do (perhaps I should have read less about this movie before seeing it). The versatile Franco does his best but overall given the reviews this was a mild disappointment for me.