Rated R · 93 minutes · 2011

Director Danny Boyle has followed up the feel-good movie of 2008 with the feel-trapped movie of 2010, going from Slumdog Millionaire to 127 Hours. Several years ago, Aron Ralston got an arm pinned between rocks while exploring the canyons of Utah, and he faced a choice: Die (slowly), or maybe live to tell the tale, albeit without one of his limbs. As the isolated adventurer, James Franco has never been better, realizing the talent that has always been there, even when the roles weren’t. Boyle knows just showing an actor pinned to a wall isn’t enough, so 127 Hours has a surprisingly quick pace, supported by clever cinematography and editing. 127 Hours may not conquer the world like Slumdog, but this is certainly a very worthy effort on its own.

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Official Site: www.foxsearchlight.com/127hours
Director: Danny Boyle
Producer: Christian Colson, Danny Boyle, John Smithson, Bernard Bellew, John J. Kelly, François Ivernel, Cameron McCracken, Lisa Falcone and Tessa Ross
Cast: James Franco, Amber Tamblyn, Kate Mara, Clémence Poésy, Treat Williams, Kate Burton and Lizzy Caplan


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Creative Loafing Atlanta James Franco's hooked on crack 127 Hours isn't as gory as you think by Curt Holman 11/17/2010
East Bay Express Crash Out with The Next Three Days and 127 Hours Two movies about escape. by Kelly Vance 11/17/2010
Memphis Flyer Stuck James Franco shines in the true-story survival procedural 127 Hours. by Greg Akers 01/27/2011
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Cleveland Scene Rock Bottom James Franco relives the horror of a man trapped in the wild by Michael Gallucci 11/24/2010
The Coast Halifax 127 Hours cuts through Danny Boyle stays on the edge with stylistic tension and an adrenaline rushed performance by James Franco. by Carsten Knox 01/27/2011
Portland Mercury Rock, Blood, and Bone An interview with Danny Boyle about his latest, 127 Hours. by Erik Henriksen 11/18/2010
Charleston City Paper In 127 Hours, there's more to cutting your arm off than you think As man-against-nature stories go, 127 Hours is a bit of a detour: there's no fending off wolves or grizzlies, flash floods or blizzards. Aron Ralston's (James Franco) foe is instead the inert but somehow malevolent boulder that falls, along with Aron, into a narrow crevice in the earth, pinning his arm and trapping him. 127 Hours documents Aron's surreal efforts to try to survive and cope with his intractable predicament which ends in a grisly denouement. by Felicia Feaster 12/01/2010
Indy Week James Franco is out on a limb in 127 Hours In 2003, rock climber Aron Ralston fell into a chasm and remained trapped for more than five days after his right arm became wedged. by Neil Morris 12/01/2010
Colorado Springs Independent Survivorman: 127 Hours For a movie about a brush with death, Danny Boyle's 127 Hours bursts with life. by Tricia Olszewski 11/24/2010
Colorado Springs Independent Opening this week Tangled, Love and Other Drugs, Burlesque, 127 Hours and more. 11/24/2010
NUVO Ed reviews: '127 Hours' Celebrating life and determination, Danny Boyle's film avoids becoming a test of endurance in its own rite. by Ed Johnson-Ott 12/01/2010

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