Howdy ladies and gents, its review time. Today I’m reviewing All Is Lost, a film I knew almost nothing about besides the fact that Robert Redford was in it and the fact that her was at sea because of the film poster. I was going in blind! So did the film entertain or fail? Read on and find out.
The story of the film is pretty simple; Redford is a man in a boat out at sea, who runs into a series of unfortunate incidents that puts him against nature itself and tests his endurance to the maximum as he fights to survive. And that is it.
The story is fairly simple and doesn’t really explain much, you don’t know the character’s name, history or family, you don’t even know where he’s from or where he’s going, but then you don’t need to. From the outset the film makes it clear once the danger kicks in that it is a fight for survival and it engages you on a realistic level thanks to good pacing, danger and a character who goes through hell that just want to see get out of his situation. Another thing to note is that this film is basically Gravity except it’s at sea. Funny thing is that this is even simpler in story and character and visuals and somehow comes off as a more powerful and dramatic piece of work (but that’s just me).
As for characters, well there’s only one and that is Robert Redford a the unnamed man. Redford carries this film in such a graceful and energetic manner, he barely speaks and yet his actions speak louder than words. His character goes through so much that is humanly possible that you wonder how he is still standing and it is the acting that is so raw and believable that makes it so great to watch.
In conclusion All Is Lost is an incredible film for what it is. It is based in one, with one character that rarely talks and yet it still manages to be a very engaging and dramatic experience. Robert Redford is such an awesome actor and he really makes you care about his character in a way that not many films can. If you’re willing to give this film a try then I’m sure you’ll have a good time.
Rating: 8/10 (an insane and amazing fight for survival at sea)
So what did you think of All Is Lost? Whatever your thoughts are drop them below and I’ll see ya on the next review yo 😀