15 Feb '11, 11pm

Movie Review: 127 Hours

WHEN obsessively independent outdoorsman Aron Ralston found himself literally trapped between a rock and a hard place (also the name of his published autobiography which this movie is based on) he did the unthinkable after five days of slowly withering into hallucinatory oblivion trapped in a Utah canyon: He used a small, dull knife to cut off his lodged right arm so that he might continue to live. What could have been a static and deadly dull TV movie of the week comes blazingly to life in this powerful and compelling story of one man's will to survive, a stirring parable about the indomitability of the human spirit. Utmost kudos to the always inventive Oscar-winning writer-director Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire) who managed to pack the same visceral kinetic energy he imbued Trainspotting and Shallow Grave with into every frame of 127 Hours. By relying on split-screen ...

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