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R| 1 hr. 50 min.

Plot Summary
America is a grim, gray shadow of itself after a catastrophe. A man (Viggo Mortensen) and his young son (Kodi Smit-McPhee) wander through this post-apocalyptic world, trying to keep the dream of civilization alive. They journey toward the sea, surviving as best they can on what they can scavenge, and try to avoid roving gangs of savage humans who will turn them into slaves, or worse.

Cast: Viggo Mortensen , Kodi Smit-McPhee , Charlize Theron , Robert Duvall , Guy Pearce , Molly Parker , Michael K. Williams , Garret Dillahunt

Director: John Hillcoat

Genres: Drama, Science fiction, Thriller

Distributor: Weinstein Co.

The Road (2009)

Release Date: November 25th, 2009|1 hr. 50 min.

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critic reviews ( 33 )
fan reviews ( 38 )
  • In this haunting portrait of America as no country for old men or young, Hillcoat -- through the artistry of Mortensen and Smit-McPhee -- carries the fire of our shared humanity and lets it burn bright and true. show more

  • The latest in a year filled with Armageddon movies such as "Terminator Salvation" and "2012," and it won't be the last, but it's the most chilling so far. show more

  • While the film is not as resonant as the novel, it is an honorable adaptation, capturing the essence of the bond between father and son. show more

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  • March 28, 2011 buddy20112011
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    This is the most depressing film I can remember.

  • August 26, 2010 amiamr7
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    iam iranian iam living sanadaj i waching this film to gem tv and i engoy it very i dont understand english if understand i spek about it

  • July 18, 2010 tristanmovieman
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    A good version of The Book of Eli, sad and powerfull. A great story, and very believeable. Finally an "end of the world" movie that is actually believable.

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