“A film difficult, distressing and surprising. Represents a profoundly respect. “ Paul Villaca, Cinema em Cena

“Transposes the screen McCarthy’s novel with a fidelity more than estimated, and ability to transfer to the spectator the despair and helplessness of life adventure of their protagonists.” Manuel Marquez, The Armchair

“It presents an interesting thesis on morality and humanity, but gets lost in its development.” Rotten Tomatoes

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A journey in search of inner fire

A movie that perfectly recreates the unconditional love of a father for his son, a film that makes us think how we should act against an apocalyptic situation and a great performance by Viggo Mortensen, are the aspects that are rescued from The Road, a movie directed by John Hillcoat, which however lacks consistency and lost in our memory minutes after leaving the theater.

The Road (The Road) is based on the novel written by Cormac McCarthy won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and creator of works such as No Country for Old Men, a book that in 2007 also led to the movie by brothers Joel and Ethan Coen, After winning the Oscar for Best Picture.

It is an apocalyptic story, in which Viggo Mortensen plays a father who is forced to start, with his young son, a long journey south seeking shelter and trying to find the few remaining human beings, after a severe winter would make it all destroyed, making many good men in dangerous cannibals.

The movie is dark, sad and part of a relationship of unconditional love and sacrifice father and son. A picture that will make everyone who sees the tape, thinking about the most extreme situation you can live on Earth, their loved ones in their dreams, their fears, and how far they could go to save their lives .

Photography is one of the great technical triumphs of the movie, which was by the great Javier Aguirresarobe, and which won a BAFTA Award nomination.

Three major actors involved in this movie. First find Oscar winner Charlize Theron, who plays in a manner acceptable to a mother and wife who is unable to hold on to your family to continue fighting for survival, the Oscar winner Robert Duvall also in contrast, makes its appearance in the movie playing a lonely old man and a warrior in his own struggle against death. Duvall was here just a few minutes, but these suffice to show that although short dialogue interpreter talent is always present. Finally we find the heart of the movie, Viggo Mortensen, who plays his part in an absolutely brilliant and authentic.

A sensitized movie, reminiscent of the truly important things in life and family.

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This post was written by Jeff H.

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