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The Road

Thriller Adventure Drama Sci-Fi


 

A post-apocalyptic tale of a man and his son trying to survive by any means possible.

This brilliantly crafted adaptation is a haunting examination of our species. Anchored by staggering performances that are both genuine and raw, the film's arresting take on humanity is smart, honest and brutally real. Pastels of grey and brown dominate a desolate, barren landscape that coupled with an ominous score mirror the relentlessly oppressive mood. Some may find this sombre tone tedious, while others will find an emotional resonance in its savage beauty. Although "The Road" might be a harrowing journey, its an ultimately rewarding one.

Andrew O'Dea

Limited Release 28th January 2010
111 mins