All Is Lost

All Is Lost

DVD - 2014
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An open-water thriller about one man's battle for survival against the elements after his sailboat is destroyed at sea. Using only a sextant and nautical maps to chart his progress, he is forced to rely on ocean currents to carry him into a shipping lane in hopes of hailing a passing vessel. But with the sun unrelenting, sharks circling, and his meager supplies dwindling, the ever-resourceful sailor soon finds himself staring his mortality in the face.
Publisher: Santa Monica, California : Lions Gate Entertainment Inc., [2014]
Branch Call Number: DVD ALL IS LO
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (approximately 106 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
video file,DVD video,Region 1,rda
laser optical,NTSC,rda
digital,optical,surround,Dolby Digital 5.1,rda
4 3/4 in.,rda
Alternative Title: All is lost (Motion picture)

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RandyGlover
Jun 05, 2017

Many in today’s superficial senses-stimulated world would not appreciate this movie. For me it was a good experience in exposure to developing a better appreciation of superb acting . As the DVD-jacket indicates; “Redford gives the performance of his life.” Effectively it has no verbal-script -- but definitely holds one’s attention -- if one has some intellectual depth & compassion towards the suffering & survival of the human soul. I recommend this movie to those who wish to rise above the shallowness of our neo-modern hi-tech culture.

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Raun
Mar 15, 2017

I agree w htliang (see comment below). This movie was based on a made-up story. If you're going to make up a story, why not make up a good one ? All time was lost watching this one ...

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gingin1972
Mar 11, 2017

Boring crap movie was 106 minutes too long as far as I was concerned!

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StarLord21
Dec 23, 2016

I understand people's negative comments. I believe most people in today's society couldn't sit through this movie. It's too bad. Robert Redford is a terrific actor and he caries this movie solo with experience and excellence. The director is great at using his environment (the boat) and seascape to show how dire survival at sea can be. A really great underrated independent film.

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ausnos
Aug 06, 2016

Incredibly boring and pointless.

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htliang
Jun 15, 2016

I watched this movie to the bitter end; an accomplishment to say the least. I don't like giving such a low score - but I couldn't rate it any higher.

If this movie had been based on a true story, it might have had some merit. I found it quite pointless and not even convincing.

After floundering about in the ocean, the lone character's shirt is barely wet. One scene shows the ocean slightly choppy whereas, a moment later, the waves are twice as high or non-existent. In the middle of the night, the life raft is lit up as if there were a couple of 100 watt bulbs overhead. The only saving grace was Robert Redford; a man whose acting skills have not deteriorated with age.

If you are interested in a REAL struggle for survival, read "Alone: Orphaned on the Ocean", "Ten Degrees of Reckoning", or "Island of the Lost: Shipwrecked at the Edge of the World".

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halcro
Jun 15, 2016

A very boring movie.

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Nursebob
Apr 08, 2016

At the age of seventy-seven Robert Redford gives a powerful solo performance in writer/director J. C. Chandor’s moving story of one old man and a very different sea. When his sailboat is rammed by a rogue cargo container somewhere on the Indian Ocean a lone yachtsman methodically goes about assessing the damage and repairing what he can while slowly coming to the realization that he may be living out his final days. From this simple premise Chandor weaves a meticulous allegory touching on issues of courage, determination, and a pervasive sense of our own fragile mortality. With only a few lines of dialogue he instead relies on astonishing cinematography which plunges his viewers into a storm-tossed ship’s galley or marvels at sunlight glinting off the silvery scales of fish as they glide past like a shoal of placid angels. With the camera rarely straying far from his side, every line on Redford’s weathered face seems to have a story to tell and as he jots down a few notes in his logbook we are offered only a fleeting glimpse into the complexities behind the man. With so much left unsaid then, it is only fitting that the film closes with an ambiguous underwater tableau as beautiful as it is cryptic. Finally, a surreal, nearly subliminal score of ambient harmonies propels an already gripping tale of disaster at sea into something approaching transcendence.

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breemu
Jan 24, 2016

Why would someone this incompetent be all alone on a boat in the middle of the ocean in the first place???

The only explanation that would make any sense at all of the character's many incredibly foolish actions would be if he were afflicted (completely unbeknownst to the viewer) with some form of dementia and this was his final (and most ill-advised) romp before packing it all in...

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ocgenapo
Jan 19, 2016

Spoiler: First line ever said is in the 58-60 minute mark. Two more lines after that which is about 20-30 minutes apart. Easiest acting job Redford did in his entire life, in my opinion.

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jimg2000
Mar 22, 2014

from IMDB: Our Man: 13th of July, 4:50 pm. I'm sorry... I know that means little at this point, but I am. I tried, I think you would all agree that I tried. To be true, to be strong, to be kind, to love, to be right. But I wasn't. And I know you knew this. In each of your ways. And I am sorry. All is lost here... except for soul and body... that is, what's left of them... and a half-day's ration. It's inexcusable really, I know that now. How it could have taken this long to admit that I'm not sure... but it did. I fought 'til the end, I'm not sure what this worth, but know that I did. I have always hoped for more for you all... I will miss you. I'm sorry.

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