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Reviewed by croberson GB / Joined croberson 2014
The Road
The Road
The Road
USA, 2009, 111 minutes Adventure, Drama, Science Fiction, Thriller, Adventure, Drama
I'm probably one of the worst audience members possible for The Road. I'm a big fan of Cormac McCarthy's novel (especially the bits of it that would be hard to film)and I think that burnt out, post-apocalyptic landscapes have become over-exposed in recent years (hardly the film's fault). So bear this in mind when I say that The Road didn't really do it for me.

There are plenty of things in the film I like (the performances are strong, there are some suitably harrowing scenes and the production team puts out some great details) but it fails to come together as a whole. Much like the book, it takes the format more of a series of episodes without much of a narrative to propel it.

I know that's sort of the point but on screen it just makes affairs seem a little listless. But hey, maybe you'll like it more than me.
Not for me
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