One man against all odds. Lost at sea, Robert Redford will try and do the impossible: survive long enough to be rescued. Directed by J.C Chandor, All is lost depicts the basic human instinct for survival. Alone, when we can count on nobody but ourselves, are we able to fight the adversities?
Who wouldn’t dream of sailing off into the sunset. Everything can be so peaceful at sea. No more incessant noises of the city, no more stress. The stars must be amazing far from all the pollution caused by mankind. It would be a time to reflect. That is of course if your sailboat isn’t sinking. Robert Redford plays a man trying to survive after all of his equipments have been damaged by a hole in the hull. Using only a sextant and nautical maps to determine his location, he will float hopeful to come across a boat that will save him.
Because my household is specifically French, I asked the question before putting the movie on: Do we want to watch this movie with subtitles? As it turned out, I wasted my breath. Indeed, there is no dialogue at all. Robert Redford is alone at sea and on the screen. For the amateurs of blockbusters I will say this, stay away. Myself, I didn’t mind watching it even if I have to say that I spent the whole time waiting for something big to happen with no luck. Unfortunately, time sits still for him and for us alike. The sinking of a boat can be a slow process, same for the wait to be rescued.
My expectations were probably too high. The only actor being Robert Redford, nobody can blame me but it is not a movie that will leave you with a strong sentiment.
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