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Based on 38 Reviews
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fan reviews ( 29 )
  • 88
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Like the A.R. Rahman score that drives the movie, the triumphant 127 Hours pays fitting tribute to Aron by being thrillingly alive. show more

  • 50
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    127 Hours, about an unimaginably unbearable experience, is pretty much an unbearable experience of its own. And yet, it must be said, it's exceptionally well made. show more

  • 100
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    Only a truly visionary filmmaker could take a story largely set in a cramped canyon and give it a sense of openness and hope. show more

  • 90
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    It's exciting, stirring, often funny, sometimes lyrical and unusually thoughtful. And, with that one egregious exception, genuinely pleasurable. show more

  • 88
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    It's a coming-of-age story - blunt, mythic, gut-wrenching. show more

  • 70
    Joe Neumaier New York Daily News

    Once Franco's on his own, everything is played across this terrific actor's deceptively goofy face. show more

  • 90
    Stephen Farber The Hollywood Reporter

    All of the key creative personnel contribute to the movie's nail-biting tension and unexpectedly moving finale. Jon Harris's editing is matchless, and Rahman's score effectively heightens the emotion. Ultimately, however, it is the talents of Boyle and Franco that sock this movie home. show more

  • 70
    Ella Taylor NPR

    Even by my super-wimp standards, Aron's exit is surprisingly coy, coming from a filmmaker who gets his kicks from goosing the hell out of his audiences. show more

  • 80
    Stephanie Zacharek Movieline

    But damned if Boyle, with the help of his star, doesn't make the experience almost… cheerful. show more

  • 100
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Is the film watchable? Yes, compulsively. show more

  • August 02, 2011 hopese7en
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    Godly. Best movie ever.

  • July 30, 2011 uj00000000097480
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    That was a surprisingly amazingly made movie, made better by the ******** a true story

  • April 10, 2011 jordanstudios
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    James Franco Did Great In The Movie 127 Hours Is The R Rated Movie I Ever Saw And Best Movie I Ever Saw

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  • April 23, 2011 hjt43434
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    Scary, frightning, grusume, breathtaking!

  • March 15, 2011 MatHam157
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    loved it, loved it, loved it! so much of this film rang true to me

  • March 13, 2011 zexxia
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    I loved it.

  • March 07, 2011 JovanaSebastien
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  • March 06, 2011 MARTY
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    Very good movie. Incredible survival story!

  • March 05, 2011 TMarie1188
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    Another great movie by the all so HOT James Franco. This movie was great and it is sad to say that it didn't win any awards even though it should have. I cried and laughed, and it was also a heart warming story of how you should always tell some one where you are or go because you never know just what might happen to you.


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