• 127 Hours (2010)

127 Hours

Release Date: November 5th, 2010

DVD Release Date: March 1st, 2011

R |1 hr 33 min

Plot Summary

While exploring a remote canyon in Utah, mountaineer and adventurer Aron Ralston (James Franco) becomes trapped when a boulder falls on his arm. Over the next five days, Ralston examines his life and considers his options, leading him to an agonizing choice: to amputate his arm so that he can extricate himself and try to make his way back to civilization or remain pinned to the canyon wall and likely die. Based on Ralston's book, "Between a Rock and a Hard Place."

Cast: James Franco, Amber Tamblyn, Kate Mara, Clémence Poésy, Treat Williams, Kate Burton, Lizzy Caplan, John Lawrence

Director: Danny Boyle

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Darlow Smithson Productions, Cloud Eight

Distributors: Fox Searchlight

Keywords: Escape , Sacrifice , 2000s , Survival , Suspenseful , Family

Ratings & Reviews

  • 90
    Stephen FarberThe 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

  • 88
    Carrie RickeyPhiladelphia Inquirer

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

  • 90
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

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

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Awards

Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2011)
Nominated Writing (Adapted Screenplay)
Nominated Film Editing
Nominated Outstanding British Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2011)
Nominated Music (Original Score)
Nominated Actor in a Leading Role
Nominated Adapted Screenplay
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2011)
Nominated Sound
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2011)
Nominated Best Picture
Nominated Editing
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2011)
Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Music (Original Song)
Nominated Leading Actor
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2011)
Nominated Director
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2011)
Nominated Best Screenplay - Motion Picture
Nominated Original Music
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2011)
Nominated Cinematography
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2011)
Nominated Best Original Score - Motion Picture