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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 15
Cast
James Franco
Amber Tamblyn
Kate Mara
Treat Williams
Directors
Danny Boyle
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Danny Boyle
Simon Beaufoy
Running Time
94 minutes

127 Hours
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127 Hours

Plot
While hiking in the mountains of Utah, professional adventurer Aron Ralston (Franco) falls into a crevice, where his right arm is crushed and trapped by a boulder. Faced with impending death, Ralston slowly realises he needs to make some difficult choices...


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A surprisingly fun, effervescent against-the-odds drama that offers an upbeat moral without the usual punishing survival-story clichés. Not for the faint-hearted, mind.


Reviewed by Damon Wise

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