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Based on 42 Critics
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fan reviews ( 28 )
  • The go-for-broke intensity and emotional layering Watts brings to her role is an acting triumph. And McGregor matches her in a performance of ferocity and feeling. show more

  • If one person survives and 6 million are killed, or one person gets out and 3,000 are crushed, it's not really a happy ending - or even an adequate representation of the larger event. This is precisely the challenge that The Impossible faces and never quite overcomes. show more

  • Yet it's not just the visuals that make the movie what it is, a thrilling, if also punishing, tale of heroic endurance. The Impossible, based on a true story, derives most of its impressive power from two remarkable performances: Naomi Watts as Maria, and Tom Holland as Lucas. show more

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  • May 20, 2013 bv00000000150222
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    This touched on almost every emotion. Very touching. I feel so bad and great for the family in the movie.

  • February 12, 2013 tg00000000138386
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    Absolutely AMAZING! Ewan Mcgregor and Naomi Watts were incredible. I have not enjoyed a movie this much in years.

  • February 10, 2013 pbnails
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    This has to be one of the most power films I have ever seen. I cried most of the way through it. Hard to imagine being on a beautiful tropical island and all of a sudden without warning a wall of water coming with no where to escape. Unbeleivable!!!!

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