127 Hours


127 Hours

Overview:

The true story of mountain climber Aron Ralston's remarkable adventure to save himself after a fallen boulder crashes on his arm and traps him in an isolated canyon in Utah.

Votes 2582 (7/10)

Runtime: 94 minutes

Release Date 2010-11-05

Budget: $18,000,000.00

Revenue: $35,692,920.00

Tagline: There is no force more powerful than the will to live.

Production company:

  • Fox Searchlight Pictures
  • Warner Bros.
  • Cloud Eight Films
  • Pathé
  • Film4
  • Everest Entertainment
  • HandMade Films

Production country:

  • United Kingdom
  • United States of America

Genres:

  • Adventure
  • Drama
  • Thriller

Trailer

Further Information

Aron Ralston
James Franco
James Franco
Kristi Moore
Kate Mara
Kate Mara
Megan McBride
Amber Tamblyn
Amber Tamblyn
Rana
Clémence Poésy
Clémence Poésy
Sonja Ralston
Lizzy Caplan
Lizzy Caplan
Donna Ralston
Kate Burton
Kate Burton
Larry Ralston
Treat Williams
Treat Williams
Aaron's Friend
Sean Bott
Sean Bott
Aaron Age 5
Koleman Stinger
Koleman Stinger
Aaron age 15
Parker Hadley
Parker Hadley
Sonja Age 10
Bailee Michelle Johnson
Bailee Michelle Johnson
Monique Meijer
Rebecca C. Olson
Rebecca C. Olson
Blue John
Fenton Quinn
Fenton Quinn
Brian
John Lawrence
John Lawrence
Eric Meijer
Pieter Jan Brugge
Pieter Jan Brugge
Dan
Norman Lehnert
Norman Lehnert
Boy on Sofa
Peter Joshua Hull
Peter Joshua Hull
Zach
Darin Southam
Darin Southam
Helicopter Pilot
Terry S. Mercer
Terry S. Mercer
Patron (uncredited)
Elizabeth Hales
Elizabeth Hales
Friend of Aaron (uncredited)
Brad Johnson
Brad Johnson
Media person / Basketball Game Fan (uncredited)
Samantha Marsden
Samantha Marsden
Best Man (uncredited)
Kyle Paul
Kyle Paul
Basketball Fan (uncredited)
Kelsie Mathews
Kelsie Mathews
Himself (uncredited)
Aron Ralston
Aron Ralston
Basketball Fan (uncredited)
Johnny Ahn
Johnny Ahn
Aron's Friend (uncredited)
Robert Bear
Robert Bear
Reporter (uncredited)
Lonzo Liggins
Lonzo Liggins
Bridesmaid (uncredited)
Priscilla Poland
Priscilla Poland
Director
Danny Boyle
Danny Boyle
Original Music Composer
A. R. Rahman
A. R. Rahman
Screenplay
Simon Beaufoy
Simon Beaufoy
Screenplay
Danny Boyle
Danny Boyle
Novel
Aron Ralston
Aron Ralston
Executive Producer
Bernard Bellew
Bernard Bellew
Executive Producer
Lisa Maria Falcone
Lisa Maria Falcone
Executive Producer
François Ivernel
François Ivernel
Executive Producer
John J. Kelly
John J. Kelly
Executive Producer
Cameron McCracken
Cameron McCracken
Executive Producer
Diarmuid McKeown
Diarmuid McKeown
Executive Producer
Tessa Ross
Tessa Ross
Producer
Danny Boyle
Danny Boyle
Producer
Christian Colson
Christian Colson
Producer
Tom Heller
Tom Heller
Producer
Gareth Smith
Gareth Smith
Producer
John Smithson
John Smithson
Editor
Jon Harris
Jon Harris
Casting
Donna Isaacson
Donna Isaacson
Production Design
Suttirat Anne Larlarb
Suttirat Anne Larlarb
Art Direction
Christopher R. DeMuri
Christopher R. DeMuri
Set Decoration
Les Boothe
Les Boothe
Set Decoration
Cynthia A. Neibaur
Cynthia A. Neibaur
Costume Design
Suttirat Anne Larlarb
Suttirat Anne Larlarb
Makeup Department Head
Gina Homan
Gina Homan
Makeup Department Head
Stephanie Scott
Stephanie Scott
Costume Supervisor
Jacqueline Newell
Jacqueline Newell
Property Master
Scott Arneman
Scott Arneman
Construction Coordinator
Brent Astrope
Brent Astrope
Sculptor
Sam Demke
Sam Demke
Leadman
Michael T. Higgins
Michael T. Higgins
Art Department Coordinator
Hollie Howton
Hollie Howton
Greensman
Scott Ruley
Scott Ruley
Foley
Nicolas Becker
Nicolas Becker
Supervising Sound Editor
Glenn Freemantle
Glenn Freemantle
Sound Designer
Glenn Freemantle
Glenn Freemantle
Dialogue Editor
Emilie O'Connor
Emilie O'Connor
Dolby Consultant
James Shannon
James Shannon
Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Alfonso Calvo
Alfonso Calvo
Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Richard Pryke
Richard Pryke
Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Ian Tapp
Ian Tapp
Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Niv Adiri
Niv Adiri
Special Effects Coordinator
William Aldridge
William Aldridge
Visual Effects Producer
Tim Caplan
Tim Caplan
Visual Effects Producer
David Sanger
David Sanger
Visual Effects Editor
James Winnifrith
James Winnifrith
Visual Effects Supervisor
Adam Gascoyne
Adam Gascoyne
Stunt Coordinator
Patrick J. Statham
Patrick J. Statham
Gaffer
Justin Andrews
Justin Andrews
Gaffer
Thomas Neivelt
Thomas Neivelt
Camera Operator
Babak Mansouri
Babak Mansouri
Still Photographer
Chuck Zlotnick
Chuck Zlotnick
Set Costumer
Michelle l Boucher
Michelle l Boucher
Music Editor
John Warhurst
John Warhurst
Transportation Coordinator
Britani Alexander
Britani Alexander
Studio Teachers
Linda DeVilliers
Linda DeVilliers
Script Supervisor
Kristin Ludwin
Kristin Ludwin
Script Supervisor
Tracey Merkle
Tracey Merkle
Location Manager
Dennis Light
Dennis Light
Hairstylist
Lora Laing
Lora Laing
Post Production Supervisor
Jeanette Haley
Jeanette Haley
Assistant Director
Heather Toone
Heather Toone
Special Effects Supervisor
Blair Foord
Blair Foord
Assistant Costume Designer
Emma Potter
Emma Potter
Assistant Costume Designer
Elisabeth Vastola
Elisabeth Vastola
Thanks
Miles Levy
Miles Levy
Director of Photography
Anthony Dod Mantle
Anthony Dod Mantle
Director of Photography
Enrique Chediak
Enrique Chediak

Andres Gomez

Franco provides a nice performance but the movie is not that hooking and Boyle repeats his visual techniques once and again.

DoryDarko

127 Hours depicts the true story of a guy named Aron Ralston, who went canyoneering in Utah in April 2003. Through a pretty serious event of misfortune, he gets trapped in a canyon by a boulder that pulverises his arm against the canyon wall; literally between a rock and a hard place. And, the desperate measures he resorts to in order to free himself. From a Hollywood perspective, this sounds like it could be turned into a wildly spectacular action film with a bold, heroic protagonist, hysterical relatives and "Where is my son? PLEASE FIND MY SON!!" (*intense sobbing*) - type of dialogue. Yes? No. Boy, am I glad this was directed by Danny Boyle... The man we all know for his raw, authentic film style. Instead of aforementioned blockbuster drama, he opted for an incredibly realistic, documentary-like film. 127 Hours starts off with no form of introduction whatsoever. We do not get to 'meet' Aron or any of his relatives. However, any such introduction quickly proves to be redundant as, over the fast-paced opening credits, we see Aron enthusiastically preparing for and taking off on a hiking trip (ignoring his mother's phone call in the process...), and there you have it: this is a 'too cool for school', overconfident adrenaline junkie, and that's all we need to know. This overconfidence gradually proves to be the source of pretty much all his problems, as it is later on revealed that Aron neglected to tell anyone where he was going... Oops. Like I said, this film looks and feels very much like a documentary, like National Geographic made a big budget reconstruction of the event. The film makers' choice to cast James Franco was a very good one. He is simply amazing. Mind you – he is alone in this film for about 95% of the time. This requires an actor with the guts and skill to carry an entire film, and I must admit, Franco probably wouldn't have been my first choice. But – to my pleasant surprise – he pulls it off, and is actually very worthy indeed of his Oscar nomination. He displays an impressively wide range of emotions, all equally convincing. Panic, disbelief, despair, delusion, hurt and hallucinations. But even confidence, coolness, exhilaration and rationality; it's all there. Aron Ralston, as a character, starts off as a seemingly quite cocky, confident, care-free dude who just wants to enjoy himself and do what he loves most: exploring nature. Without telling his family. But as the film progresses, and Aron realises just what kind of mess he's in, you can slowly see a change occurring in him. And the fact that, after a while you greatly start to sympathize with him and even admire him, despite his obvious stupidity before, is all due to James Franco. He has really proved himself to be a very fine character actor with the capability of moving his audience. There is one scene in particular which I found really captivating. During the 'Tuesday' scene, Aron records himself on his camcorder, acting like he's on a talk show, answering his own questions. This scene is top-notch, acting wise, and this is where you really start to feel for him. Throughout Aron's ordeal, we are shown various flashbacks of his childhood, friends, family and loves. This might seem like a cliché, but honestly, what else are you supposed to think about when you're stuck in a canyon for five days? Some people have suggested they think Aron to be a superficial person for not having some kind of spiritual enlightenment while he was trapped, but honestly, I don't think it's anybody's business to judge what Aron thought and felt throughout his ordeal. We all deal with hardship in our own personal way, and talking to God is not necessarily an option for everyone. Some of us simply draw support from family and love and good memories. I know that's what I'd do. Now, back to technical talk. The sense of realism of 127 Hours comes greatly from the grainy, unsteady camera work and graphic depiction of everything. Which is a note that comes with a warning: this film is not for the faint of heart. What surprised me is that the scene where Aron 'releases' himself is visually very graphic. I won't go into detail, but you really shouldn't watch this if you don't have the stomach. There were only a few minor things which bothered me during this film. It has a few moments which, inevitably are a teeny bit boring. But then again, even that seems to fit into the story, so perhaps it makes sense. And I personally think the music wasn't always very well chosen, some of it didn't really fit somehow. But none of this is really any bother. 127 Hours may not be as profound as Into the Wild, but it's certainly a very well-crafted film which deserves respect on its own merits. Also, the photography of the film is really beautiful and some of the scenery of the canyons is truly breathtaking. I would recommend it for the pretty pictures alone. Anyhow, if you're interested in a really good episode of "I shouldn't be alive", this is the film for you. _(September 2011)_

Thomaxz

It was the borring movie I ever watch. And I will not recomend anyone go see this.

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