16 Feb '11, 8am

Breathtakingly intense

Breathtakingly intense

The story from the outset is tricky, since it could potentially be a snore-fest with Ralston (James Franco) stuck in his stasis for a majority of the film. Add to that, the very fact that the audience knows about Ralston's courageous escape, means you should start to worry about becoming a passenger in a show-and-tell film. However, Franco gives a commanding performance which puts all audience fears to bed. He offers a dynamic portrayal of an adventure nut's love for the great outdoors in the opening scenes to the contemplative man who realises the faults and flaws in his life as he faces the certain prospect of death in the rocky abyss. Ralston's ability to keep sane and problem solve even when the odds are against him keeps the audience optimistic and in touch with the character as he repeatedly records his "final" days in front of his trusty camcorder. And it is in thes...

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