127 Hours

Lists: Adventure, Drama, Thriller, Biopic, Man vs isolation, Best Picture nominee 2010 to 2019

Brief Synopsis: "127 Hours is the true story of mountain climber Aron Ralston's (James Franco) remarkable adventure to save himself after a fallen boulder crashes on his arm and traps him in an isolated canyon in Utah. Over the next five days Ralston examines his life and survives the elements to finally discover he has the courage and the wherewithal to extricate himself by any means necessary, scale a 65 foot wall and hike over eight miles before he is finally rescued. Throughout his journey, Ralston recalls friends, lovers (Clemence Poesy), family, and the two hikers (Amber Tamblyn and Kate Mara) he met before his accident. Will they be the last two people he ever had the chance to meet?"

Overall Ranking: 621 (Rank from 2010: # 18)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 38.46%
Regular 57.69%
Half-Popped 3.85%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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Bryan Lienesch80 - Any movie that takes place largely in just one nook in between two rocks and manages to keep you captivated is fine filmmaking.
Nathan Adams and the Temple Of Reviews80(full review)
CinemaVisitor Erik80
Sweet Popcorn And Late Nights80 - A powerful story that plays heavily on our empathy with some stunning camera work and great acting.
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Thomas Pollock80
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Cinematic Katzenjammer Nick75(full review)
Cassidy Haynes75
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Darren of Movie Reviews 10174
Daniel Prinn at Daniel's Film Reviews61(full review)

People Involved

  • James Franco (Aron Ralston)
  • Kate Mara (Christie)
  • Amber Tamblyn (Megan)
  • Sean Bott (Aarons Friend)
  • Koleman Stinger (Aaron Age 5)
  • Treat Williams (Aarons Dad)
  • John Lawrence (Brion)
  • Kate Burton (Aarons Mom)
  • Bailee Michelle Johnson (Sonja Age 10)
  • Rebecca C. Olson (Monique Meijer)
  • Parker Hadley (Aaron age 15)
  • Fenton Quinn (Blue John)
  • Lizzy Caplan (Sonja Ralston)
  • Clémence Poésy (Rana)
  • A. R. Rahman (Director)
  • Danny Boyle (Director)
  • Simon Beaufoy (Director)