Saturday, February 19, 2011

127 Hours

About as good a film as could have been made from the source material. Director Danny Boyle makes an energetic movie about the true story of Aaron Rolston, trapped for 127 hours in the canyonlands with a pinned arm. I think most people know what happens to the arm.

Sometimes it's too energetic; it's clear that Boyle knows the limitations of his material and overcompensates with swooping camera angles and fanciful moments. Still, it works for the most part. I enjoyed it but I don't think it was one of the ten best films of the year.

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