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Based on 33 Reviews
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fan reviews ( 38 )
  • 88
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    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

  • 75
    San Francisco Chronicle

    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

  • 88
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    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

  • 80
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    Between the two performances there's not a false note. Between the father and son there's an unbreakable bond. Though civilization has ended, love and parental duty shape the course of this fable, which is otherwise as heartwarming as a Beckett play shorn of humor. show more

  • 75
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    The Road isn't a masterpiece...But I cannot think of another film this year that has stayed with me, its images of dread and fear - and yes, perhaps hope - kicking around like such a terrible dream. show more

  • 80
    Joe Neumaier New York Daily News

    Intense and, yes, depressing - and earns every minute that it rattles inside your head. show more

  • 70
    The Hollywood Reporter

    Director John Hillcoat has performed an admirable job of bringing Cormac McCarthy's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel to the screen as an intact and haunting tale, even at the cost of sacrificing color, big scenes and standard Hollywood imagery of post-apocalyptic America. show more

  • 88
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    The Road evokes the images and the characters of Cormac McCarthy's novel. It is powerful, but for me lacks the same core of emotional feeling. show more

  • 75
    Rene Rodriguez Miami Herald

    The filmmakers capture enough of the book's essence -- and the power of its knockout, transcendent ending -- to more than justify the movie's existence. show more

  • 75
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    The movie The Road is nowhere close to its literary sire, but it's probably the best one could hope for from a movie version. show more

  • 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.

  • July 14, 2010 lightningf33t
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    i thought it was pretty good, everything was believable, GOOD JOB EVERYONE (that was in the movie)

  • June 17, 2010 CisQo789
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    I was really happy with this buy. One of the most inspirational, and compelling movies I've seen in a long time. I agree with Iambcrusher, I was expecting a nonsensical movie, not this. I was so happy with everything in the movie, Viggo can pull off any character, its amazing.

  • May 27, 2010 tobin atkins
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    Very good movie. It was thought provoking and intense and it mad me very sad which is what the Directors where trying to do I'm sure. I am a bit surprised at some of the comments about this film. Dark? Grey? Depressing? I don't know about you but I'd be a bit depressed if the world ended too.

  • March 16, 2010 lambcrusher
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    great movie, great acting. I don't know why the trailers portrayed the film as a post apocalyptic action flick because it is definitely not. It was depressing but intense and deep.

  • February 15, 2010 Pinkpuppy95
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    im 14 and thats prlly why i am NOT going to give this a great review. i thought i was "ok" but a bit depressing. very dark and slow moving and didnt really get the point of the movie i guess. the ending suited the rest of the movie and wasnt bad. rent this when it comes out on video, but i dont reccomend seeing it in theatres.

  • January 27, 2010 sdudek1490
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    I don't know about all these wonderful reviews. My grown daughter and I saw this. We sat and wondered what it was supposed to be about. What was the plot anyway besides a father and son walking down the road? I could have seen this for free on my TV. Don't waste your hard earned money on this dribble.

  • January 25, 2010 sueprsonic
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    I did not rate.. here is my five


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