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The Road

Overview


Genre :

Thriller, Drama

Release Date :

November 25, 2009 (Limited)

MPAA Rating :

R

Director :

John Hillcoat

Starring :

Viggo Mortensen, Charlize Theron, Robert Duvall, Guy Pearce, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Michael K. Williams, Bob Jennings

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Go! Watch this movie. You'll regret if not seeing it.    Readers  5 of 5 [Rate It]

4 of 5

“..When director John Hillcoat and writer Joe Penhall decided to turn Cormac McCarthy's grim fable The Road into a film, they were setting themselves up for failure..”
by Chris Barsanti [Filmcritic.com]
Review rate : B

“..well-made but almost unbearably grim..”
by Gary Thompson [Philadelphia Daily News]
Review rate : B-

“..The Road seem like one more heavy burden that, frankly, no one needs..”
by Owen Gleiberman [Entertainment Weekly]
3 of 4

“..The Road isn't a masterpiece..”
by Steven Rea [Philadelphia Inquirer]
3 of 4

“..The Road is undoubtedly one of the fall's most anticipated offerings..”
by James Berardinelli [ReelViews]
4 of 4

“..pitiless and close to greatness..”
by Colin Covert [Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune]
2.5 of 4

“..monochromatically gray and oppressively grim..”
by Joe Williams [St. Louis Post-Dispatch]
3 of 4

“..dark, bleak and nightmarish but also stirring and beautiful and optimistic..”
by Rene Rodriguez [Miami Herald]
Review rate : B-

“..A sobering chaser to the apocalyptic swill of 2012..”
by Scott Tobias [Onion AV Club]
2.5 of 4

“.."The Road" doesn't dare, can't dare, and is the lesser thing..”
by Ty Burr [Boston Globe]
Review rate : B-
Reviewed by Scott Tobias [Onion AV Club]
3.5 of 4
Reviewed by Claudia Puig [USA Today]
2 of 4
Reviewed by Stephen Whitty [Newark Star-Ledger]
Reviewed by Kenneth Turan [LA Times]
Reviewed by A.O. Scott [NY Times]

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