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The Road 2009

  • John Hillcoat
  • November 25, 2009
  • 111 mins
  • English
  • Adventure, Drama
In a moment the world changed forever.
A father and his son walk alone through burned America. Nothing moves in the ravaged landscape save the ash on the wind and water. It is cold enough to crack stones, and, when the snow falls it is gray. The sky is dark. Their destination is the warmer south, although they don't know what, if anything, awaits them there.


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It is very depressing on the whole, and not exactly what I would recommend as a 'first-date' movie. However, it's good depressing, and equally the best adaptation of the book possible while a tremendous, original vision for the casual movie-goer.

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Totally not worth your time or money.

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Well this was the most boring 2 hours of my life. The first hour consist of nothing but flash backs every 3 minutes, followed by the present, then another flash back, then a continuation of the first flash back etc etc. The second hour is better, there are no flash backs, but it is still incredibly dull with nothing going on. There was maybe 10 minutes of the movie in which I thought "this isn't bad", the rest was painfully dull. I suppose it's a lot more realistic compared to any other apocalyptic movie or TV series, but this makes it very very boring and not worth the watch at all. Maybe the book's better, though it doesn't have much to beat compared to this.

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